Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I'm Nothing.
He made his film debut in the Sandra Bernhard film Without You I'm Nothing (1990) and gained widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997).
Hounsou captured a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate.
Hounsou received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad.
He gained further recognition for his roles in Gladiator (2000), In America (2003), Blood Diamond (2006), receiving Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominations for both the latter films.
More recently, Hounsou had minor roles in both Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Furious 7 (2015).
On Thursday, the Trulia Luxe Living blog said Simmons, 37, the creative director and president of shopping web site Just Fab.com, was unloading her modest (by celeb standards) six-bedroom, eight-bath Beverly Hills country home at a loss.