Born on 3 October, 1967, born in Angers, France the person of Eriq Ebouaney. He is a Cameroonian-French actor and the son of Cameroonian immigrants. As a child, Eriq didn’t show an interest in acting, he was set on becoming a business man but as fate could have it here he is today, a renown 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.
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.