Wednesday, July 13, 2011
US Naturalized citizen of the day- Djimon Hounso
Djimon Diaw Hounsou was born April 24, 1964. He is a Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards in Gladiator and Amistad.
Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Hounsou is one of just twenty-seven people in the world today to be officially recognized by this nationality.