Boris Kodjoe is a critically acclaimed Australian actor, producer, and former model who is widely recognized for starring in the 2002 film Brown Sugar. He has elevated his reputation to become one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood. The Australian-born American actor is happily married to his wife, Nicole Ari Parker, an American actress and model.

Age & Parents Names: His Education

Boris Kodjoe was born on March 8, 1973, in Vienna, Austria, to parents, Ursula and Eric Kodjoe. The 48 years old actor’s mom Ursula is a German psychologist of partially Jewish descent, while his father, Eric, is a Ghanaian physician who is of the Ga-Adangbe people.

Considering his parents, Kodjoe belongs to a mixed race. Not to mention, Ursula and Eric separated when their son was just 6 years old. He grew up alongside his siblings Patrick, Nadja, and Laura in Freiburg im Breisgau. Furthermore, Kodjoe is bilingual can fluently speak English, German, and French. And he can also speak Spanish a little bit.

Kodjoe attended Virginia Commonwealth University on his tennis scholarship. And in 1996, he graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He was also a letterman on the Rams’ men’s tennis team for four years. Apart from acting, he is also a tennis player who has a record of 75 career singles wins for the Rams men’s team.

Insights On His Professional Career

Boris initially came into the entertainment industry as a model and later ventured into the showbiz industry. In 1995, he emerged in TLC’s music video Red Light Special. He is one of the unique actors and has been once announced as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world by People magazine.

His breakthrough came in 1998 after he landed the role of Dexter in the tv series, The Steve Harvey Show. Since then, he has actively worked in the showbiz industry and has starred in Love & Basketball, For Your Love, Brown Sugar, and Boston Public. From 2004 to 2010, Kodjoe made his appearance in numerous television series and movies, including All of Us, Eve, Doing Hard Time, Soul Food, Crossing Jordan, Alice Upside Down, and Resident Evil: Afterlife.

His versatility talent has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. So, we can see his appearance in more than 50 films. Some of his notable credits are Grey’s Anatomy, Code Black, House of Cards, and Station 19. In addition, Grey’s Anatomy also features Nina SiemaszkoLisa Ann Walter, and Sendhil Ramamurthy. Moreover, he is also a producer and director, and his works can be seen in Cape Town, Doing Hard Time, Safe Space, etc.

Boris Kodjoe’s Wife & Children Details

The Soul Food star is happily married to his wife, Nicole Ari Parker. She is also an established actress in Hollywood who has been actively working in the field since 1991. The couple exchanged wedding vows on May 21, 2005, in Gundelfingen, Germany.

Boris Kodjoe with his wife, Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe with his wife, Nicole Ari Parker
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The happy pair also have two children. Nicole gave birth to their first kid, girl Sophie Tei-Naaki Kodjoe, in March 2005. She was born with a condition called spina bifida. Their second child Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe was born on October 31, 2006. Now, the happy family of four lives in Los Angeles, California.

Apart from that, Nicole was formerly hitched to Joseph Falasca. But their marriage lasted only eight months. Nicole has starred in hit series like CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationThe Wonderful World of DisneyThe Romanoffs, etc.

Net Worth In Millions

The famous American actor has amassed a massive fortune from his successful career in the American entertainment industry. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Boris has a net worth of around $5 Million. His active work as an actor has helped in increasing his net worth. Like many other actors, Boris might have a salary of around $50782 as it is the average pay of an actor.

Boris has starred in numerous big-budget movies that must help him acquire more profit. Not only that, he makes money from sponsorship and endorsement deals. According to the Influencer Marketing Hub, he earns $2,817.75 – $4,696.25. Additionally, he appeared in Ferdinand, which had a budget of $111 million, and its box office collection was $296.1 million.