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Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe [1] (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.

He portrayed Luther West in the fourth film of the Resident Evil film series, Resident Evil: Afterlife [2][3] and reprised his role in the sequel Resident Evil: Retribution.

Further notesEdit

  • 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.


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