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10 Things About Isaach de Bankolé, the Ivorian Actor to Have Featured in Marvel’s “Black Panther”

On the occasion of the Marvel film release, “Black Panther”, we tell you more about one of the best known Ivorian actors on the international scene: Isaach de Bankolé.

1- Isaach de Bankolé was born on  in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. He is 60 years old

2- His name in the civil status is  Zachari Bankolé

3- His parents, emigrants to Côte d’Ivoire, come from Porto Novo in Benin and his grandparents from Nigeria.

4- He holds a master’s degree in maths and a pilot’s license

5- He made his film debut in 1986, with Thomas Gilou’s Black Mic-Mac for which he won the César for the best male hope in 1987

6- He was married to the American jazz singer, Cassandra Wilson.


7- In 2008, he was promoted Knight of the Legion of Honor by the French Minister of Culture Christine Albanel.

8- Isaach de Bankolé has two daughters: Aisha and Shade

9- Isaach de Bankolé has in several films and series to know: 24h Chrono (Season 7), Royal Casino  (James Bond), Black Panther

 Isaach de Bankolé

Isaach de Bankolé

10- He was ranked among the “100 personalities of the African diaspora” by Jeune Afrique


Written by How Africa

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