In 2007, Djimon was seen with Kimora Lee Simmons. Kimora Lee Simmons is a former fashion model and she is also a fashion designer. She is also the former CEO/Creative Director. She is the ex wife of Russell Simmons. Together they had a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou. Djimon's nationality is Beninese and his height is six feet and two inches.
When Djimon was in his early teens, he moved to Lyon, France with his brother. After being introduced to fashion designer Thierry Mugler, he was pursued to pursue his modeling career. He finally began his modeling career in 1987. After being an established model for about three years in France, he moved to United States in 1990 and began pursuing his acting career. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he appeared in several music videos. In 1990, he made his acting debut by starring the role of ex boyfriend in the movie Without You I'm Nothing. He also appeared in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 that year. Two years later he played the role of a prisoner on bench in the movie Unlawful Entry. He got his rise in fame after he starred the role of Cinqué in the movie Amistad. His net worth is $10 Million.