Boris Kodjoe

Biography: Boris Frederic Cecil Tey-Natey Ofuatey Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria to a German mother, and a Ghanaian father. He has one sister, Nadja, and a brother, Patrick. As a teenager, Boris was extremely focused on building a tennis career. He was accepted to Virgina Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia through a tennis scholarship. However, a back injury prevented him from pursuing this dream. After modeling came into the picture, Boris moved to America where he learned English and worked with a voice coach to lose his accent. He modeled for many high-profile clothing lines such as Gap and Ralph Lauren.
Near the end of his modeling days, Boris discovered a love for acting, and made his movie debut in the hit film "Love and Basketball", starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. He appeared in such shows as "The Steve Harvey Show", "Boston Public", and "Eve". Boris received one of his biggest rolls when he was cast as Damon Carter on the hit series "Soul Food" based on
the film released in 1997 about 3 Black sisters (Vanessa Williams, Nia Long and Vivica A. Fox), their families, and the Sunday dinners that keep them all together. It was on the set of "Soul Food" that Boris met his fiance Nicole Ari Parker. (Parker plays Teri on "Soul Food", an uptight lawyer, Kodjoe played Damon, a delivery man with whom Teri fell in love, but was embarrassed to be seen with due to their differences in status.)
Boris and Nicole co-starred together in the film "Brown Sugar" (starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan) and now star together as a divorced and re-married couple on the UPN show "Second Time Around"(2004) The two welcomed the birth of their first child in March 2005. They got married on May 21, 2005. They now have a second child, a son named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe born in October of 2006.
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Boris Kodjoe's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 41
Highest Metascore: 58 Brown Sugar
Lowest Metascore: 27 Nurse 3D
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Addicted Sep 5, 2014 Cast / Jason Reynard tbd
27 Nurse 3D Feb 7, 2014 Detective John Rogan 5.1
34 Baggage Claim Sep 27, 2013 Graham 3.4
39 Resident Evil: Retribution Sep 14, 2012 Luther West 5.0
37 Resident Evil: Afterlife Sep 10, 2010 Luther / Luther West 5.4
45 Surrogates Sep 25, 2009 Stone 5.7
45 Madea's Family Reunion Feb 24, 2006 Frankie 7.1
46 The Gospel Oct 7, 2005 David Taylor 7.3
58 Brown Sugar Oct 11, 2002 Kelby Dawson 5.9