Kodjoe made his movie debut in the Spike Lee production Love and Basketball, costarring opposite Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. He guest-starred on such TV shows as The Steve Harvey Show, Boston Public and Eve before landing his biggest role at the time— Damon Carter, the delivery man who falls for one of three African-American sisters (Nicole Ari Parker) on Showtime's Soul Food. Based on the hit 1997 film, Kodjoe starred in the ensemble drama for five seasons.
Kodjoe and Parker (who married in 2005 and have two children) next co-starred together in the film Brown Sugar alongside Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan. The real-life couple next reunited onscreen as a divorced and remarried couple on the UPN show Second Time Around. Kodjoe has also done guest roles on Nip/Tuck and Crossing Jordan. Other movie credits include Doing Hard Time, The Gospel, Madea's Family Reunion, All About Us alongside Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and Oscar nominee Ruby Dee, and two recently completed projects—Starship Troopers 3: Marauder and The Confidant.
For his screen work, Kodjoe has received four NAACP Image Award Nominations -- three as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for Soul Food and the other for his supporting performance in Brown Sugar.
In addition to his career in front of the cameras, Kodjoe has also recently triumphed onstage. In April 2008, he made his Broadway debut when he took on the role of Brick in Tennessee William's classic drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring opposite James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose.
But Boris' true passion and his lifetime mission is to raise awareness about Spina Bifida. He and his wife Nicole established the Sophie's Voice Foundation (www.sophiesvoicefoundation.org) in honor of their daughter Sophie who was diagnosed at birth. Their efforts include prevention, care, and surgical studies, and they are committed to improving the lives of children and adults with Spina Bifida as well as finding a cure for the most preventable of all birth defects.
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