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Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe  (born 8 March 1973) better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an Austrian-born German actor and former fashion model who works primarily in the United States. He is perhaps best known for his role as courier-turned-sports agent Damon Carter on the Showtime television drama series Soul Food, and for his role as David Taylor in the film The Gospel.
- Grew up in Freiburg, Germany.
- Has a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Nadja
- His mother, Ursula Kodjoe, is a psychologist from Germany and his father, Eric Kodjoe, is a physician from Ghana, West Africa.
- Fluent in English, French and German. He can also speak some Spanish.
- Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World 2002."
- He once aspired to play professional tennis until a back injury ended his career aspirations.
- 20 June 2004: Engaged to Soul Food (1997) co-star, Nicole Ari Parker.
- 5 March 2005: Birth of daughter, Sophie Tei Naaki Lee, with Nicole Ari Parker.
- Married actress Nicole Ari Parker in Gundelfingen, Germany.
- Second child, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, born 31 October 2006.