Jimmy Jean-Louis arrives in Ghana for Sinking Sands12 Comments

Posted By: Ameyaw Debrah
Posted on 24 May 2010 at 12:18pm

Jimmy Jean-Louis with Leila Djansi

Haitian actor, Jimmy Jean-Louis has arrived in Ghana to commence shooting for Ghanaian film maker, Leila Djansi’s psychological drama, ‘Sinking Sands’. He touched down at around 6:30pm on Saturday May 22 at the Kotoka International Airport on a KLM flight via France. He was met on arrival by director Leila Djansi.

Jimmy was spotted looking trendy in a pair of dark denim jeans, a white shirt with black tie, an overall jacket, and a flat cap to match. He was excited about visiting Ghana for the first time and wished that he had arrived at day time so he could see more of Accra.

The model-turned-actor, said he is expecting a great experience in filming in Ghana, meeting the people and seeing the wonderful places in Ghana. “I joined the ‘Sinking Sand’ project because I liked the story, it is a beautiful and well written story worth telling”, commented Jimmy.

‘Sinking Sands’ is a psychological drama about a couple, Jimah (Jean-Louis) and Pabi (Ama K. Abebrese) in a loving marriage which turns into one of violence and abuse when Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.

Jimmy Jean-Louis has had a successful career as an international model and actor. Early in his career he honed his acting skills in a number of independent films, which led to him landing a supporting role in Jean Claude Van Damme’s “Derailed” which set the stage for subsequent roles with other Hollywood notables. He went on to secure major roles in movies such as: “Tears of the Sun”, “Hollywood Homicide”, “Monster-in-law” and “The Game of Our Lives”. He played the lead role in “Phat Girlz”, starring opposite Academy Award winner Mo’Nique as her love interest.

Currently playing The Haitian on NBC’s “Heroes,” Jean-Louis is also the founder of Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing and educating underprivileged youth of Haiti to the arts and sports, and is concentrating his efforts on Haiti after the devastating earthquakes. His role in supporting the people of Haiti after the tragic event has been well recognized with several honours including one at the White House recently.

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Posted By: Ameyaw Debrah

Ameyaw holds a B.A Publishing Studies degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he was voted the Best Publishing Student in his year group (2005). He had his Senior High School education at Adisadel College, After university, he did his National Service at Ovation International (Ghana) Limited and stayed on after completing his service. Ameyaw.Debrah@ghanacelebrities.com

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12 People Complaining...

  1. Vote -1 Vote +1ellen

    596 Total Comments

    who is this guy? i have never heard of him. cant u people get famous people to work with? i heard kanye west is coming to ghana is this true?


  2. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1BEN BRENYA

    11 Total Comments



  3. Vote -1 Vote +1Soul sista

    46 Total Comments

    Ellen…gal this man IS famous…he’s most probably da most famous cast member out of the whole ‘Sinking Sands’ movie…look at da movies he’s been in before…HOLLYWOOD movies gal lol


  4. Vote -1 Vote +1KTGalloway

    182 Total Comments

    You never heard of him??? OMgggggg, that is one ****y man Lol. Google him if u don’t know!


  5. Vote -1 Vote +1Alicia A.

    428 Total Comments

    that coo. isn’t that the Haitian guy that was in the movie “Fat Girls”?


    Vote -1 Vote +1Tina Reply:

    @Alicia A., yup, thats him


  6. Vote -1 Vote +1AGY

    3 Total Comments



  7. Vote -1 Vote +127 calibre

    435 Total Comments

    ELLEN OR WHAT EVER WHERE DO YOU LIVE ?THAT GUY IS MOST FAMOUS GUY ,even my lil sister know that ! google him><


  8. Vote -1 Vote +1cweezy16

    3 Total Comments

    @ ellen gurl how u never heard of dis fine guy. he is one of the most famous haitian man in da us, he has been in so many american movies. ima need u to do a research about him,,,,aba kraaa


  9. Vote -1 Vote +1afi

    4 Total Comments

    yep this guy is famous…you dont have to be a film bge to know him…at least you read movie news and stuff from hollywood.
    he is even in HEROES.Im glad he is in Gh for Leilas movie.wish I could work with him but I know my time too go come.

    thumps up for LEILA.


  10. Vote -1 Vote +1Lena

    1 Total Comments

    Ewuradi nyankopon so this is the Leila Djansi -- Na NIM ASE EBUOR -- gosh she is so ugly.


    +1 Vote -1 Vote +1alewa Reply:


    ugly but standing beside a hollywood star and paying his fees too. you, what has your beauty done for you?


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