Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (/ˈkoʊdʒʊ/) was born March 8, 1973 in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist of partially Jewish descent, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician who is of the Nzema people. His namesake is the Russian poet and writer Boris Pasternak. Kodjoe’s maternal great-grandmother was Jewish and died in the Holocaust; his maternal grandmother survived the war in hiding.
Kodjoe’s parents divorced when he was six years old. He grew up in the vicinity of Freiburg in Breisgau. Kodjoe is fluent in French, English, and German, and speaks some Spanish. He has a brother named Patrick and two sisters named Nadja and Lara.
Kodjoe attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1996. A four-year letterman on the Rams’ men’s tennis team, he is currently ninth in school history with 75 career singles wins. Tied for third in doubles victories with 66, he was paired with Jonas Elmblad on 37 of them, also third all-time. His brother Patrick Kodjoe played for VCU’s basketball team. A back injury ended Boris’ tennis aspirations, but he was quickly signed as a model and soon after entered acting.
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe better known as Boris Kodjoe; is now a German actor known for playing Damon Carter in the Showtime drama Soul Food that aired from 200 to 2004.
Thank God for the abbreviation of the name! OMG! Otherwise being named the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine would have been and long issue; they would have had to do an entire article just on his name alone!!!!!!
He played the role of David Taylor, the wayward son of Pastor Fred Taylor in the October 2005 film The Gospel.
On December 16, 2009, it was announced that Kodjoe had been cast as the male lead, Steven Bloom, in the new J. J. Abrams television series Undercovers; the show premiered in September and was subsequently cancelled in November 2010 on NBC.
In 2013, Kodjoe began starring in the BET comedy parody series Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Oh and lets know forget about his darling wife, Nicole Ari Parker and their lovely children. What a GOOD-LOOKING family!
Kodjoe married his Soul Food: The Series co-star Nicole Ari Parker on May 21, 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany. She gave birth to their first child, a girl, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, on March 5, 2005. Parker gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, on October 31, 2006.
And here’s all the films and television series; he’s played in………… BUSY I TELL YOU; BUSY! But not to busy to love his wife, famile and the Lord!
|2000||Love & Basketball||Jason|
|2002||Brown Sugar||Kelby Dawson|
|2004||Doing Hard Time||Michael Mitchell||Direct-to-video|
|2005||The Gospel||David Taylor|
|2006||Madea’s Family Reunion||Frankie Henderson|
|2007||All About Us||Edward Brown|
|2007||Alice Upside Down||Mr. Edgecombe|
|2008||Starship Troopers 3: Marauder||Gen. Dix Hauser|
|2010||The Confidant||Nigel Patterson|
|2010||Resident Evil: Afterlife||Luther West|
|2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||Luther West|
|2012||A Killer Among Us||Detective Joe Moran||TV Movie Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2013||Baggage Claim||Graham||Nominated – Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|2013||Nurse 3D||Detective John Rogan|
|1998||The Steve Harvey Show||Dexter||Episode: “Every Boy Needs a Teacher”|
|2000||For Your Love||Terrence||Episode: “The French Lesson”|
|2003||Boston Public||Coach Derek Williams||3 episodes|
|2003||Street Time||Bowman Calloway||Episodes: “High Holly Roller” and “Cop Killer”|
|2003||All of Us||Marcus||Episode: “Uncle Marcus Comes to Dinner”|
|2004||Eve||Kevin||Episode: “Valentine’s Day Reloaded”|
|2000-2001, 2003, 2004||Soul Food||Damon Carter||Series regular, 27 episodes Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2002-2004)|
|2004-2005||Second Time Around||Jackson Muse||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|2006||If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now||Brad||TV pilot|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Detective Elliot Chandler||Episodes: “Post Hoc…” and “In Sickness & in Health”|
|2007||Women’s Murder Club||Simon Perry||Episode: “Blind Dates and Bleeding Hearts”|
|2007||Nip/Tuck||Elton Forrest||Episode: “Chaz Darling”|
|2010||Undercovers||Steven Bloom||Series regular, 13 episodes|
|2012||Scruples||Josh Hillman||TV pilot|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Nolan Tate||Episode: “Last Dance”|
|2013– present||Real Husbands of Hollywood||Himself||Series regular Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2014)|
|2014||Members Only||Deacon||Series regular|
Boris you and your family are adorable and even though you and full time actor with a busy schedule I can still tell that you make time for the family and Lord and that means you are well grounded!
Fine, Family Man that Favors the Lord; Boris that right there, make you the Fanzyflaminfro Man Candy Monday Feature!!!!!!