Boris trained with acting coach Janet Alhanti.
Boris played a male prostitute in TLC's "Red Light Special" video in 1995.
Boris was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2002.
Boris' parents divorced when he was six years old.
Boris Kodjoe has a son, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, with his wife Nicole Ari Parker. Nicolas is the couple's second child.
Boris played prodigal son David Taylor in the 2005 movie The Gospel.
Boris can speak fluent English, French, German, and Spanish.
Though Boris was born in Vienna, Austria, he grew up in Freiburg, Germany.
Boris mother, Ursula Kodjoe, is a psychologist and his father, Eric Kodjoe, is a physician.
Boris has a brother named Patrick and a sister named Nadja.
He played in the 2002 movie "Brown Sugar" as Sanaa Lathan's love interest.
Audience screenings for Brown Sugar rated Boris' character higher than any other castmember in the movie.
He was once rumored to have been dating model/actress Tyra Banks.
Has one daughter, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, born March 5, 2005, with his wife Nicole Ari Parker.
He began playing professional tennis when he was 16 years old but had to give it up at age 18 due to a back injury.
He is married to actress, Nicole Ari Parker who was also starring in Soul Food.
Boris Kodjoe (on his life): I count my blessings every day. I really have to pinch myself every once in a while. It's like, Wow! This is really my life.
Boris Kodjoe (on birth of his daughter): Ever since she was born, I'm a different person. This is what I've been waiting for. This is what I've been put here to do. That's my purpose. Perspective has changed. My heart is just opened up; there are places in my heart that I didn't even know existed, you know? So it's made me a better actor, a better man, a better person, a bigger man--I feel like I'm a superhero now. It's incredible. When you come home to these two women--that's my motivation, and I feel I can do anything. It's really incredible.
Boris Kodjoe (on being offered the lead role in The Gospel): I had a record deal early in my life and they offered me the movie, but they said that I had to come in and sing because they needed a singer.
Boris Kodjoe (on preparing for The Gospel): I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently.
Boris Kodjoe : I had to study acting to basically educate myself.
Boris Kodjoe: I was looking to show people I could act. I was looking for something that would take me away from the whole hunk riding off into the sunset thing that people wanted me to play after Brown Sugar.
Boris Kodjoe (on preparing for The Gospel) : The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists.
Boris Kodjoe: Some of the best actors in the world are very exterior actors, Anthony Hopkins being one of them. He knows exactly how to turn his face to get a certain expression. He knows exactly what to do with eyes, and with his voice. It's very exterior.
Boris Kodjoe: (on being a sex symbol): I don't know what to do with that title. I'm flattered because I know what it means in our culture and I know it comes from a loving place, but it's nothing achieved.