He established his career by becoming a model in Paris from where he moved to the United States in 1990. Hounsou for his heart-wrenching performances in his acting career has been awarded several awards.
Hounsou has been nominated for many awards for which he has won the Best Supporting Actor in the film Blood Diamond and In America. He was fourth male African to earn an Oscar-nomination for acting.
to create a line of women's fragrances under the Kimora Lee Simmons brand.
Hounsou has enhanced the stages of Paris and London as a popular male model. Newly 14, the teen moved to Paris to work under the famous Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. At age 14, she landed a modeling contract with Chanel and moved to Paris. Two years later, Kimora was awarded an exclusive modeling contract from Chanel.The couple had one child, named Kenzo Lee Hounsou, before breaking up in 2012.Kimora Lee wed investment banker Tim Leissner in 2014.