Boris Kodjoe Biography
Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, to Ursula, a German psychologist of Jewish ancestry, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician of Nzema heritage. Boris Pasternak, a Russian poet and writer, bears his name. Kodjoe’s Jewish great-grandmother was murdered in the Holocaust, while his maternal grandmother survived the war in hiding. When Kodjoe was six years old, his parents split. He grew up in the German town of Freiburg im Breisgau. He has two sisters, Nadja and Lara, as well as a brother named Patrick.
Boris Kodjoe Career
Mr. Boris Frederic Natey Ofuatey-Cecil Tay Kodjoe is a former model and actor best known for his appearances as Kelby in the 2002 film Brown Sugar, Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food, Dr. Will Campbell on CBS’s Code Black, and a recurrent character on FOX’s The Last Man on Earth. As Robert Sullivan, he co-stars on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Station 19.
Kodjoe began appearing as a recurring guest star on Fox’s The Last Man on Earth in 2015. From 2016 through 2018, Kodjoe was a member of the ensemble cast of the CBS medical drama Code Black, playing surgeon Dr. Will Campbell.
In July 2018, Kodjoe was cast as a recurring character in the second season of Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Station 19. After his appearance in the season premiere as the new fire captain, Robert Sullivan, in October, he was upgraded to series regular. In the episode “Eulogy,” he is promoted to Battalion Chief.
Boris Kodjoe Personal Life
On May 21, 2005, Kodjoe married his Soul Food: The Series co-star Nicole Ari Parker in Gundelfingen, Germany. In March 2005, she gave birth to their first child, a girl. Her spina bifida was discovered at birth. In October 2006, Parker gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy. Kodjoe and his wife are members of Atlanta’s Cascade United Methodist Church. Los Angeles, California is home to the family. Parker and Kodjoe battled against one other on a Lip Sync Battle show in February 2019.
Boris Kodjoe Net Worth
Boris Kodjoe has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million.