is a well-known actor, producer, and model who has starred in many movies and television shows. He has also been recognized for his philanthropic work and activism. But what many people may not know is that he has been happily married to Nicole Ari Parker for over 15 years.

In this article, we will take a closer look at Nicole Ari Parker, who she is, her career, and her relationship with Boris Kodjoe.

Who is Nicole Ari Parker?

Nicole Ari Parker is an American actress and model who was born on October 7, 1970, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in a family of healthcare professionals, and her parents encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine. However, Parker's interest in the arts led her to attend the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a degree in acting.

Parker began her acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in small roles in various films and television shows. However, her breakout role came in 2000 when she starred as Teri Joseph in the movie “Soul Food.” The film was a critical and commercial success, and Parker's performance earned her a nomination for an NAACP Image Award.

Since then, Parker has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including “Boogie Nights,” “Remember the Titans,” and “Empire.” She has also been recognized for her work on stage, receiving a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her role in the play “The Seven.”

Parker has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including serving as a celebrity ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the YWCA. In 2020, she co-founded the nonprofit organization, “Save Your VI,” which aims to improve the lives of visually impaired individuals.

How did Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker meet?

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker first met on the set of the television series “Soul Food” in 2000. They played a married couple on the show, and their on-screen chemistry quickly translated into a real-life romance.

The couple got engaged in 2004 and tied the knot on May 21, 2005, in Gundelfingen, Germany, where Kodjoe's family is from. They have two children together, a son named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe and a daughter named Sophie Tei Naaki Lee Kodjoe.