Eriq Ebouaney

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Eriq Ebouaney
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Ebouaney in 2013
Born (1967-10-03) 3 October 1967 (age 54)
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present

Eriq Ebouaney (born 3 October 1967) is a French actor. He is best known for his portrayal as the Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in the 2000 film Lumumba , as "Blacktie" in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale and as "Ice" in the 2008 action film Transporter 3 in which he starred opposite Jason Statham.

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Early life

Ebouaney was born in Angers, France, the son of Cameroonian immigrants. [1] As a child he didn't show an interest in acting and was set on becoming a businessman. [1] However, at the age of 30, he joined a theatre company and left his job as a sales manager to become a professional actor. [1]

Career

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Eriq Ebouaney at the 17th Lumières Awards in 2012

He made his film debut in 1996 in the Cédric Klapisch directed film Chacun cherche son chat . He landed a leading role in the 2000 film Lumumba in which he portrayed Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. The film was shot in Beira, Mozambique.

In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale alongside Antonio Banderas. In 2004, he played the character of Jean Claude in Mark Bamford's debut feature Cape of Good Hope . In 2005 he starred in the award-winning Ridley Scott film, Kingdom of Heaven , in which he starred alongside Michael Sheen, Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom, David Thewlis, Martin Hancock and Nathalie Cox.

In 2006, he starred in The Front Line and La piste.

In 2008, he played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed Australian film Disgrace featuring American actor John Malkovich, [2] a small role in the Italian film Bianco e nero and later was cast as "Ice" in Transporter 3 , featuring British actor Jason Statham.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1995Mon très cher frèreOusmaneRaphaël GirardotShort
1996 When the Cat's Away The cabinetmaker Cédric Klapisch
1997 XXL Omar Ariel Zeitoun
Seventh Heaven Benoît Jacquot
DirectMyriam DonasisShort
1998 Louise (Take 2) Siegfried
La mort du chinoisBekate Jean-Louis Benoît
1999 The Children of the Marshland Jean Becker
2000 Lumumba Patrice Lumumba Raoul Peck Nominated - Black Reel Award for Outstanding Independent Film Actor
Bàttu Cheick Oumar Sissoko
2001 My Wife Is an Actress Club bouncer Yvan Attal
Les Rois mages Babar Didier Bourdon & Bernard Campan
Lettre à Abou Émilie Deleuze Short
Villa mon rêveTouré DialoDidier GroussetTV Movie
L'institBlaiseAntoine LorenziTV Series (1 Episode)
2002 Femme Fatale Black Tie Brian De Palma
A Map of the Heart Strassenhändler Dominik Graf
2003 Le silence de la forêt Gonaba Bassek Ba Kobhio & Didier Ouenangare
Los Reyes Magos Balthazar Antonio NavarroFrench Voice
Ciel d'asilePatricePhilippe BérengerTV Movie
Les Cordier, juge et flicSissokoJean-Pierre VergneTV Series (1 Episode)
2004 Cape of Good Hope Jean Claude Mark Bamford
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse The cop Olivier Dahan
Cause toujours !The disinfection employee Jeanne Labrune
San AntonioJérémie BlancFrédéric Auburtin
Central nuitSt JeanFranck VestielTV Series (1 Episode)
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Firuz Ridley Scott
Paris-DakarThe manCaroline JulesShort
Inspecteur SoriSoriMamady SidibéTV Movie
2006 The Nativity Story Balthazar Catherine Hardwicke
La piste Kadjiro Éric Valli
The Front Line Joe Yumba David Gleeson
Cabaret Paradis The commissioner Shirley and Dino
Africa Paradis M'Doula Sylvestre Amoussou
2007 Hitman Bwana Ovie Xavier Gens
Magic ParisThe man Alice Winocour Short
ReportersDialloSuzanne Fenn & Ivan StrasburgTV Series (1 Episode)
2008 35 Shots of Rum Blanchard Claire Denis
Disgrace Petrus Steve Jacobs
Transporter 3 Ice Olivier Megaton
Black and White Bertrand Cristina Comencini
Ca$h LetallecÉric Besnard
Comme les autresThe social workerVincent Garenq
La dernière mainMarcellusThomas Le Hir & Djamal MohamedShort
Blood MoneyJonas BergueMartin NgongoShort
R.I.S, police scientifique The Campus PresidentChristophe BarbierTV Series (1 Episode)
2009 Thirst Emmanuel Research Director Park Chan-wook
La Horde Adewale MarkudiYannick Dahan & Benjamin Rocher
King GuillaumeThe priest Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Lignes de frontMister the BeastJean-Christophe Klotz
Sous le fardThe vigilMaud FerrariShort
OmarOmar's fatherSébastien GabrielShort
Duty CallsClientSébastien CiradeShort
Julie Lescaut Rémi MertensAlain Choquart & Thierry PetitTV Series (3 Episodes)
2010 Thelma, Louise et Chantal The real estateBenoît Pétré
La ligne blancheFrançoisOlivier Torres
Le temps de la kermesse est terminéLieutenant BadoFrédéric Chignac
HenryKaranjaAlessandro Piva
600 kilos d'or purMelchiorÉric Besnard (2)
Fais danser la poussièreSouleyman Christian Faure TV Movie
Carlos Hassan Al-Turabi Olivier Assayas TV Mini-Series
2011 Black Gold Hassan Dakhil Jean-Jacques Annaud
Case départ IsidoreLionel Steketee, Fabrice Eboué, ...
ImplosionWilhelmSören VoigtTV Movie
2012Stalingrad LoversJupiterFleur Albert
Italian MoviesZahurMatteo Pellegrini
Métal Hurlant Chronicles KaskoffGuillaume LubranoTV Series (1 Episode)
ClashAbel DiopPascal LahmaniTV Series (1 Episode)
2013Dakar TrottoirsMasterHubert Laba Ndao
Le collier du MakokoHenri-Joseph Koumba Bididi
Faim de vieJessica-Salomé GrunwaldShort
Aya of Yop City Hyacinthe Marguerite Abouet & Clément OubrerieVoice
Jo Amadou Sheree Folkson, Charlotte Sieling, ...TV Series (5 Episodes)
2014 3 Days to Kill Jules McG
Le Crocodile du Botswanga Lieutenant YayaLionel Steketee & Fabrice Eboué (2)
SMSThe big copGabriel Julien-Laferrière
Paranoia ParkThe guardianBruno Mercier
Ligne de protectionThe judgeVirginie KahnShort
Death in Paradise Theo FrazierRobert QuinnTV Series (1 Episode)
FalcoSimon's fatherAlexandre LaurentTV Series (1 Episode)
2015 Boomerang The psy François Favrat
All Three of Us AdamaKheiron
Catherine ou les atomes d'une âme pauméeDoctor Daniel KoundéAlix Véronèze
Maman(s) Alioune Maïmouna Doucouré Short
Secteur IX BThe voiceMathieu Kleyebe AbonnencShort
En ImmersionKalach Philippe Haïm TV Mini-Series
2016 Bastille Day Baba James Watkins
Le gang des AntillaisPolitikJean-Claude Flamand-Barny
Zhong guo tui xiao yuanAsaidTan Bing
419Jay JayEric Bartonio
Le Passé devant NousMichel Nathalie Teirlinck
Ca va marcherEricGuillaume KaroubiTV Mini-Series
2017 China Salesman Sheik AsaidTan Bing
2018 Belleville Cop Ladji ToureRachid Bouchareb
2020 Earth and Blood Adama Julien Leclercq
Rogue City Stephan Jankovic Olivier Marchal

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Biography". Eriqebouaney.com. Retrieved December 14, 2008.
  2. "Disgrace". IMDb .