Eriq Ebouaney

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Eriq Ebouaney
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Ebouaney at the film festival in Vologda, Russia, 9 July 2013
Born (1967-10-03) 3 October 1967 (age 50)
Angers, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–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.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1995 Mon très cher frère Ousmane Raphaël Girardot Short
1996 When the Cat's Away The cabinetmaker Cédric Klapisch
1997 XXL Omar Ariel Zeitoun
Seventh Heaven Benoît Jacquot
Direct Myriam Donasis Short
1998 Louise (Take 2) Siegfried
La mort du chinois Bekate 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 rêve Touré Dialo Didier Grousset TV Movie
L'instit Blaise Antoine Lorenzi TV 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 Navarro French Voice
Ciel d'asile Patrice Philippe Bérenger TV Movie
Les Cordier, juge et flic Sissoko Jean-Pierre Vergne TV 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 Antonio Jérémie Blanc Frédéric Auburtin
Central nuit St Jean Franck Vestiel TV Series (1 Episode)
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Firuz Ridley Scott
Paris-Dakar The man Caroline Jules Short
Inspecteur Sori Sori Mamady Sidibé TV 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 Paris The man Alice Winocour Short
Reporters Diallo Suzanne Fenn & Ivan Strasburg TV 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 Letallec Éric Besnard
Comme les autres The social worker Vincent Garenq
La dernière main Marcellus Thomas Le Hir & Djamal Mohamed Short
Blood Money Jonas Bergue Martin Ngongo Short
R.I.S, police scientifique The Campus President Christophe Barbier TV Series (1 Episode)
2009 Thirst Emmanuel Research Director Park Chan-wook
La Horde Adewale Markudi Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Rocher
King Guillaume The priest Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Lignes de front Mister the Beast Jean-Christophe Klotz
Sous le fard The vigil Maud Ferrari Short
Omar Omar's father Sébastien Gabriel Short
Duty Calls Client Sébastien Cirade Short
Julie Lescaut Rémi Mertens Alain Choquart & Thierry Petit TV Series (3 Episodes)
2010 Thelma, Louise et Chantal The real estate Benoît Pétré
La ligne blanche François Olivier Torres
Le temps de la kermesse est terminé Lieutenant Bado Frédéric Chignac
Henry Karanja Alessandro Piva
600 kilos d'or pur Melchior Éric Besnard (2)
Fais danser la poussière Souleyman Christian Faure TV Movie
Carlos Hassan Al-Turabi Olivier Assayas TV Mini-Series
2011 Black Gold Hassan Dakhil Jean-Jacques Annaud
Case départ Isidore Lionel Steketee, Fabrice Eboué, ...
Implosion Wilhelm Sören Voigt TV Movie
2012 Stalingrad Lovers Jupiter Fleur Albert
Italian Movies Zahur Matteo Pellegrini
Métal Hurlant Chronicles Kaskoff Guillaume Lubrano TV Series (1 Episode)
Clash Abel Diop Pascal Lahmani TV Series (1 Episode)
2013 Dakar Trottoirs Master Hubert Laba Ndao
Le collier du Makoko Henri-Joseph Koumba Bididi
Faim de vie Jessica-Salomé Grunwald Short
Aya of Yop City Hyacinthe Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie Voice
Jo Amadou Sheree Folkson, Charlotte Sieling, ... TV Series (5 Episodes)
2014 3 Days to Kill Jules McG
Le Crocodile du Botswanga Lieutenant Yaya Lionel Steketee & Fabrice Eboué (2)
SMS The big cop Gabriel Julien-Laferrière
Paranoia Park The guardian Bruno Mercier
Ligne de protection The judge Virginie Kahn Short
Death in Paradise Theo Frazier Robert Quinn TV Series (1 Episode)
Falco Simon's father Alexandre Laurent TV Series (1 Episode)
2015 Boomerang The psy François Favrat
All Three of Us Adama Kheiron
Catherine ou les atomes d'une âme paumée Doctor Daniel Koundé Alix Véronèze
Maman(s) Alioune Maïmouna Doucouré Short
Secteur IX B The voice Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc Short
En Immersion Kalach Philippe Haïm TV Mini-Series
2016 Bastille Day Baba James Watkins
Le gang des Antillais Politik Jean-Claude Flamand-Barny
Zhong guo tui xiao yuan Asaid Tan Bing
419 Jay Jay Eric Bartonio
Le Passé devant Nous Michel Nathalie Teirlinck
Ca va marcher Eric Guillaume Karoubi TV Mini-Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". Eriqebouaney.com. Retrieved December 14, 2008. 
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445953/

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