Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-born American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. He began his career appearing in music videos and has gained widespread recognition as one of the best black actors in Hollywood. He has featured in top blockbuster movies like Gladiator, In America, Blood Diamond, Guardian of the Galaxy and Fast and Furious.
He moved to the United States in 1990.