Hunky Austrian born German-Ghanaian actor Boris Kodjoe is the true definition of tall dark and handsome and just like his breathtaking looks, his career as an entertainer has been remarkable.
He shot to fame and became a TV darling after starring as Kelby in Brown Sugar (2002). Also, hit drama series like Soul Food, Code Black, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s The Last Man on Earth are just to mention a few of his exploits in the movie industry. He has also had his moments on the big screen with outstanding performances in films like Love & Basketball, ‘Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, Addicted, Alice Upside Down Surrogates, Nurse 3D.
Furthermore, he has graced television programs including the likes of Boston Public, Members Only, The Steve Harvey Show, For Your Love, Tales, All of Us, Women’s Murder Club, Code Black and a slew of others. Considering his achievements, it’s no wonder why the handsome actor has always received recognition through several award nominations.
Boris Kodjoe has been nominated twice for NAACP Image Awards in addition to a Black Reel Award nod for Best Supporting Actor. It get’s even more interesting to know that the drop-dead gorgeous star got a spot on People’s list of ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ in 2002; not that we are surprised. He is also multilingual; speaks German, English, and French fluently with a little bit Spanish.
Family: Parents, Siblings
Boris Kodjoe’s parents Eric Kodjoe (father) who is a physician of Ghanaian descent – the Krobo people and Ursula (mother), a German psychologist who is partially Jewish had him on March 8, 1973, in Vienna, Austria. His full name is Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, named after Russian poet and writer Boris Pasternak. His parents were a great influence in his academic life as he went on to study at the Virginia Commonwealth University on a scholarship. He graduated from there in 1996 despite his other interests in the entertainment industry.
Kodjoe’s family didn’t stay together for long as his parents divorced when he was six years old. He grew up with his siblings, including two sisters – Nadja and Lara and a brother named Patrick in the vicinity of Freiburg im Breisgau.
His maternal great-grandmother who was Jewish was killed during the Holocaust. However, his grandmother from his maternal side survived the war while in hiding.
Boris Kodjoe Wife and Kids
With such great looks and physical endowments, added to the fact that he gets a lot of attention from the womenfolk, it might come as a surprise that Boris Kodjoe is quite a dedicated family man. His Soul Food: The Series co-star Nicole Ari Parker became his wife on May 21, 2005, in Gundelfingen, Germany.
The two lovebirds share two kids together. Their first child, a girl, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe was born on March 5, 2005, with spina bifida, diagnosed at birth. On October 31, 2006, the couple’s second child, a boy, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe arrived hale and hearty.
Boris Kodjoe and his family reside in Los Angeles, California and are members of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Boris Kodjoe’s Height
Handsome in every sense of the word, the Hollywood hunk is naturally endowed in the right places. He is a very tall man who stands at 1.93 m which translates to 6 ft 4 in. Though he’s no longer in his younger years, the actor still maintains his good looks that would have the ladies flocking to his sides anytime.
If he wasn’t bald, Boris would no doubt, have a dark hair to go with his sexy brown eyes and perfect smile.
His Net Worth
There’s no doubt that the actor has done quite well for himself and the evidence is in his net worth which is as attractive as he is. For someone who has been active in the movie industry since the late 1990s, it’s no surprise that Boris has made a fortune out of his career as an actor. The Austrian-born actor of German and Ghanaian descent has a net worth of $8 million dollars.
His fortune was amassed through his stellar performances in movies, modeling stints, and endorsements and with such great looks and more years ahead of him, Boris is bound to increase those digits in no time.