- First job was at age 9, feeding the animals when a circus came to his German town.
- Played junior tennis and in 1988 was ranked seventh in the world; awarded tennis scholarship to Virginia Commonwealth University, and was the first VCU player to win the Rolex Region II Indoor Tennis Championship (in 1995); an injury forced him to quit the sport.
- Had a successful modeling career in Europe.
- Introduced to the TV audience in 1999 on The Steve Harvey Show.
- Featured in the TV adaptation of the 1997 hit movie Soul Food, during which he met his future wife, costar Nicole Ari Parker.
- Big-screen debut was in the 2000 romantic film Love & Basketball.
- In 2002, named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine, and received the first of several NAACP Imagine Award nominations.
- After daughter was diagnosed with spina bifida, started Sophie's Voice Foundation to assist other children coping with the birth defect.
- First performed on Broadway in April 2008 in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
- Can speak four languages: German, English, French and Spanish.
- Likes to sing and has recorded an album that was never released.
- Ursula Kodjoe — Mother
- Sophie Tei Naaki Lee Kodjoe — Daughter
- Patrick Kodjoe — Brother
- Nadja Kodjoe — Sister
- Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe — Son
- Eric Kodjoe — Father
- Nicole Ari Parker — Wife
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (BS in Marketing, 1996)
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