German native Kodjoe is best known for his role in the television series “Soul Food.” The show earned him three NAACP Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor. In 2019 he joined as a series regular in the Shonda Rhimes ABC ensemble “Station 19”. Boris also appeared on the final season of House of Cards.
Kodjoe made his debut on Broadway in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” opposite James Earl Jones. From there he went onto appear in films that include Soul Food, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Baggage Claim, Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion, Addicted, The Gospel and Surrogates and the animated 20th Century FOX feature “Ferdinand” opposite Jon Cena. Television credits include “Last Man on Earth,” “Undercovers,” “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Code Black”. In 2015, he and his wife, actress Nicole Ari Parker, took on new roles as daytime talk show hosts on “The Boris & Nicole Show” where they presented their take on everything from current events to parenting and relationships, as well as featured celebrity interviews.
Off screen, he and his brother Patrick launched World Of Alfa, an online clothing venture bringing the luxury of custom made suits and shirts to market at affordable prices. They also created the Full Circle Festival, a week long experience to Ghana which honors ancestry through legacy and heritage. The first ever festival garnered 189 million impressions online and the festival plans to expand in year two.
Boris also uses his voice to give back raising awareness around health issues in developing countries. He and Nicole started the The Kodjoe family Foundation in honor of his daughter Sophie who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at birth. Together they advocate for the prevention of neural tube defects through folic acid fortification.
Kodjoe lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children, Sophie and Nicolas. His birthday is March 8. Follow him on Twitter @BorisKodjoe and Instagram @BorisKodjoe.