Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (better known as Boris Kodjoe) was born on March 8, 1973 and is an Austrian-born German actor and former fashion model who works primarily in the United States.

Kodjoe is perhaps best known as one of the regulars from the Showtime drama Soul Food, a show that introduced him to co-star and future wife Nicole Ari Parker.  His film/television credits include:  Brown Sugar, Second Time Around, The Gospel, Madea’s Family Reunion and Undercovers; just to name a few.  In 2002, Kodjoe was named on of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine.

Kodjoe and his wife are the proud parents of  a girl, Sophi Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe  and a boy, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe.