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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN/AUSTRIAN " BORIS KODJOE " IS AN ACTOR KNOWN FOR HIS ROLES AS KELBY IN BROWN SUGAR - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Boris Kodjoe
Boris Kodjoe
Kodjoe in 2010
Born
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe
March 8, 1973 (age 43)
Vienna, Austria
Occupation
Actor, Former fashion model
Years active
1995–present
Height
1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Spouse(s)
Nicole Ari Parker (m. 2005)
Children
2
Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe[1] (/ˈkoʊdʒʊ/; born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an actor known for his roles as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, and the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food. He currently co-stars on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood and recurs on FOX's The Last Man on Earth.
Contents
   
1Early life
2Career
3Personal life
4Filmography
4.1Film
4.2Television
Early life
Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist of partially Jewish descent, and Eric Kodjoe, aGhanaian physician who is of the Nzema people.[1] His namesake is the Russian poet and writer Boris Pasternak.[2] Kodjoe'smatrilineal great-grandmother was Jewish and died in the Holocaust; his maternal grandmother survived the war in hiding.[1][3]Kodjoe's parents divorced when he was six years old.[4] He grew up in the vicinity of Freiburg im Breisgau. Kodjoe is fluent inGerman, English, and French, and speaks some Spanish. He has a brother named Patrick and two sisters named Nadja and Lara.
Career
Kodjoe attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1996.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] In 1995, he was featured in TLC's music video for "Red Light Special."
Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine in 2002, Kodjoe is perhaps best known as one of the seven regular cast members from theShowtime drama Soul Food, which aired from 2000 to 2004. He appeared in the 2002 film Brown Sugar and starred in the short-lived sitcom Second Time Around with his Soul Food co-star Nicole Ari Parker, whom he eventually married. He played the role of David Taylor, the wayward son of Pastor Fred Taylor, in the October 2005 film The Gospel. He performed in a play called Whatever She Wants, starring Vivica A. Fox, and made an appearance on the fifth season of Nip/Tuck. His most recent role was in the 2009 science fiction film Surrogates. 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 seriesUndercovers; the show premiered in September and was subsequently cancelled in November 2010 on NBC. Also that year, he appeared as Luther in the film Resident Evil: Afterlife. He appeared on Franklin & Bash in 2012.
In 2013, Kodjoe began starring in the BET comedy parody series Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2014 he was cast as regular on the ABC primetime soap opera Members Onlycreated by Susannah Grant.[8][9] In 2015, Kodjoe began a recurring guest-star role in Fox's The Last Man on Earth television series.[10]
Personal life
Kodjoe in 2011
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. Sophie has spina bifida, which was diagnosed at birth.[11] Parker gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, on October 31, 2006. Kodjoe and his wife are members of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.[12] The family resides in Los Angeles, California.
Filmography
Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
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
General Dix Hauser
2009
Surrogates
Stone
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
2014
Addicted
Jason Reynard
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
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
2015–present
The Last Man on Earth
Philip Stacy "Phil" Miller
Series regular
2015
The Boris & Nicole Show
himself
2016
Code Black (TV series)
Dr. Campbell
Guest Star