Boris Kodjoe

Position: German actor and former fashion model
Categories: Creative Industry, Entertainment Industry, Personal Profile

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe is a renowned German actor and former model. He has gained recognition for his notable roles in various films and television series. Boris is best known for portraying Kelby in the 2002 film “Brown Sugar,” Damon Carter in the Showtime drama series “Soul Food,” Dr. Will Campbell in CBS’s “Code Black,” and Robert Sullivan in the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, “Station 19.” Additionally, he has made appearances on popular shows like “The Last Man on Earth” and “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”

Boris Kodjoe’s journey began in Vienna, Austria, as the son of Ursula, a German psychologist of Jewish descent, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician. A talented athlete, Boris attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1996. Although a back injury ended his tennis aspirations, he swiftly transitioned to modeling and subsequently pursued his passion for acting. Boris gained early recognition for his appearance in TLC’s music video for “Red Light Special” in 1995.

Throughout his career, Boris Kodjoe has received numerous accolades. He was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine in 2002. His notable performances include his role as one of the main cast members in the critically acclaimed drama series “Soul Food” and his portrayal of David Taylor in the film “The Gospel.” Boris also starred in the short-lived sitcom “Second Time Around” alongside his Soul Food co-star Nicole Ari Parker, whom he eventually married.

In addition to his work in film and television, Boris Kodjoe is multilingual, fluent in German, English, Russian, French, and Italian, with some proficiency in Spanish. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and children, and they are actively involved in their community and church. Boris continues to captivate audiences with his versatile acting skills and remains dedicated to his craft, consistently taking on new and exciting projects in the entertainment industry.