Eriq Ebouaney

Biography

Eriq Ebouaney is a French film 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 Ebouaney was born in Angers, France the son of Cameroonian immigrants. As a child he never showed an interest in acting and was set on becoming a businessman. However, at the age of 30, he joined a theater company and then quit his job as a sales manager to become a professional actor. Career 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 picture, 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 'Then Front Line'. In 2008, he played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed Australian film Disgrace featuring American actor John Malkovich, a small role in the Italian film Bianco e nero and later was cast as "Ice" in Transporter 3, featuring British actor Jason Statham. Notable people he has worked with include Gérard Depardieu, Jean Reno, Brian De Palma, Eric Valli, Cédric Klapisch Antonio Banderas, Orlando Bloom, Raoul Peck and Yvan Attal. Ebouaney's next release is expected to be Les Zones turquoises and the French zombie film La Horde.

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Birth Place

Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France

Birth Date

10/3/1967
Known For
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Transporter 3

Ice

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The Horde

Adewale

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Femme Fatale

Black Tie

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Rogue City

Actor

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Disgrace

Petrus

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San-Antonio

Jérémie Blanc

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Les Rois Mages

Babar

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The Front Line

Joe Yumba

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La piste

Kadjiro

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Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

Starring In
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Ritual

Cézaire

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Rogue City

Actor

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Earth and Blood

Adama

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Je Voudrais que Quelqu'un M'attende Quelque Part

Le médecin

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Domino

Actor

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Tribal Warfare

Sheik Asaid

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A Season in France

Abbas Mahadjir

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Mystery at the Louvre Museum

Vladimir (as Ériq Ébouaney)

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The Take

Baba

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All Three of Us

Adama

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Boomerang

Le psy

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3 Days to Kill

Jules

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Le crocodile du Botswanga

Lieutenant Yaya

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Aya of Yop City

Hyacinthe (voice)

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Black Gold

Hassan Dakhil

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Case Départ

Isidore

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In Gold We Trust

Melchior

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Thelma, Louise et Chantal

Agent immobilier

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The Horde

Adewale

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Thirst

Immanuel

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King Guillaume

Le curé

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Lignes de front

Monsieur-la-Bête

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Disgrace

Petrus

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Transporter 3

Ice

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Cash

Letallec

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Bianco e nero

Bertrand

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Comme les autres

L'assistant social

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35 Shots of Rum

Blanchard

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Hitman

Bwana Ovie

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The Nativity Story

Balthasar

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The Front Line

Joe Yumba

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La piste

Kadjiro

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Cabaret Paradis

Le commissaire

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Kingdom of Heaven

Firuz

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Nativity

Balthasar

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Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse

Flic #2

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Cape of Good Hope

Jean Claude

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San-Antonio

Jérémie Blanc

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The 3 Wise Men [Los reyes magos]

Balthasar (uncredited)

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Femme Fatale

Black Tie

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Les Rois Mages

Babar

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My Wife Is an Actress

Club bouncer

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Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

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Chacun cherche son Chat

Ouvrier ebéniste

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