Boris Kodjoe

A former model who parlayed his fame into a successful acting career, Boris Kodj earned a name as stalwart, often romantic support in such projects as "Soul Food" (Showtime, 2000-04), "Brown Sugar" (2002) and ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1973 in Austria

Filmography

Actor (35)

For Your Love 1998 - 2003, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Members Only 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Playmakers of New Orleans 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2000 - 2003, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Last Man On Earth 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Steve Harvey Show 1998 - 2003, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undercovers 2000 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unforgettable 2000 - 2003, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Addicted 2014 (Movie)

Jason Reynard (Actor)

Nurse 3D 2014 (Movie)

Detective Rogan (Actor)

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

Graham (Actor)

Killer Among Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Rip the Runway 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Resident Evil: Retribution 2012 (Movie)

Luther West (Actor)

The BET Honors 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Resident Evil: Afterlife 2010 (Movie)

Luther (Actor)

Surrogates 2009 (Movie)

Stone (Actor)

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008 (Movie)

Dix Hauzer (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

All About Us 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Madea's Family Reunion 2006 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Second Time Around 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gospel 2005 (Movie)

David Taylor (Actor)

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Food 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brown Sugar 2002 (Movie)

Kelby (Actor)

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Love & Basketball 2000 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Soul Train Awards 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

A former model who parlayed his fame into a successful acting career, Boris Kodj earned a name as stalwart, often romantic support in such projects as "Soul Food" (Showtime, 2000-04), "Brown Sugar" (2002) and "Surrogates" (2009). "Soul Food" was his first break in acting and one of his more complex characters: a young man locked in a variety of struggles, from identity and sobriety to the day-to-day maintenance of a relationship. What followed were more often than not soft roles that traded on his photogenic nature, but Kodj persisted, eventually earning his first film and series leads in 2010 with "The Confidant" and the J.J. Abrams-produced "Undercovers" (NBC, 2010- ). Such high-profile material promised to elevate Kodj from dependable ensemble player to romantic lead in more mainstream productions, virtually guaranteeing a new kind of stardom for the actor.

Relationships

Patrick

Brother

Nadja

Sister

Eric Kodjoe

Father
Physicist

Ursula Kodjoe

Mother
Psychologist

Nicolas Kodjoe

Son
Born Oct. 31, 2006; mother, Nicole Ari Parker

Sophie Lee

Daughter
Born March 5, 2005; mother, Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker Actor

Wife
Met while starring together on Showtime's "Soul Food" Engaged June 20, 2004 Married May 21, 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany

EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University

Milestones

2012

Reprised role opposite Milla Jovovich in action horror sequel "Resident Evil: Retribution," written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

2010

Cast opposite Milla Jovovich in action thriller "Resident Evil: Afterlife"

2010

Cast in the lead role in J.J. Abrams’ spy drama "Undercovers" opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw

2009

Co-starred with Bruce Willis in futuristic thriller "Surrogates"

2008

Made Broadway debut, replacing Terrence Howard as the tormented Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opposite Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones, and Phylicia Rashad

2006

Joined ensemble cast of Tyler Perry’s "Madea’s Family Reunion"

2004

Cast opposite wife Parker om UPN’s short-lived series "Second Time Around," about a couple who remarry three years after getting a divorce

2002

Nominated at the Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the film "Brown Sugar"

2000

Landed breakout role as a courier-turned-sports agent Damon Carter on "Soul Food (Showtime)"; met future wife Nicole Ari Parker during series filming; nominated at the Image Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 2002-04)

2000

Made feature film debut in Spike Lee’s "Love and Basketball"

Bonus Trivia

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Kodjoe was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine in 2002.

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Kodjoe was co-founder of Sophie’s Voice Foundation, an organization he established with his wife to raise awareness of Spina bifida. Their daughter Sophie was born with the condition in 2005.

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