About Djimon Honsou
It has been announced that the total amount of Djimon Honsou net worth is as high as 12 million dollars. Djimon Honsou has become famous because of his career as an actor and model. His career as an actor has been recognized as he is a nominee of two Academy Awards. Thus, this career not only made him popular and increased the total sum of Djimon Honsou net worth, but it also earned him recognition and awards.
He was born in 1964 in Cotonou, Benin. When he was 13 years old, Djimon Honsou and his brother moved to live to Lyon, France. Soon after the boys moved there, Djimon Honsou stopped attending school and became homeless for some time. Djimon Honsou made friends with a photographer there, who introduced him to Thierry Mugler, a fashion designer. He was also the one who motivated Djimon Honsou to become a model. Thus, in 1987 he became a model and started this career in Paris. In 1990, Djimon Honsou moved to live to the United States.
As a model, he appeared in various music videos in the period of 1989-1991. He appeared in a music video for a song by Paula Abdul called “Straight Up” and in a music video for a Janet Jackson’s song called “Love Will Never Do Without You”.
In 1990, Djimon Honsou appeared in his first film, which was “Without You I’m Nothing”. He has also appeared in some TV shows such as “ER”, “Alias” and “Beverly Hills 90210”. He also appeared in “Stargate”, where he got a bigger role than his previous ones. In 1997, he appeared in a film by Steven Spielberg called “Amistad”, where he got the role of Cinque. His appearance in this film was praised a lot by critics and he even got a Golden Globe Award nomination.
In 2000, he appeared as Juba in the well known film called “Gladiator”. Later, he appeared in the film called “In America”. For his role in this one he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It also earned him a nomination of an Oscar award and this made him only the fourth African actor to get such nomination. These films have also added up to the overall amount of Djimon Honsou net worth. Thus, with more and more film roles coming every year, Djimon Honsou managed to make his name as one of the most popular African actors in the industry.