Boris Kodjoe Is JET Beauty Of The Week Along With ‘Undercovers’ Co-star Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Boris Kodjo Gugu Mbatha Raw cover Jet Magazine

Boris Kodjoe and his Undercovers’ co-star Gugu Mbatha-Raw cover the upcoming issue of JET Magazine.

Inside the magazine Afro-European actors Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who play Steven and Samantha Bloom on NBC’s new spy series, “Undercovers,” chat with JET about their onscreen chemistry and how significant it is to play a lead role on a network drama as actors of color.

The issue also includes an interview with acclaimed author Terry McMillan who shares with JET reader life lessons from her best-seller, Getting to Happy.

Also in the magazine, Tim King, the founder of Chicago Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, weighs in on the topic regarding the need to recruit more Black teachers in the school system.

This issue hits stands nationwide Monday, Oct. 11.

This month also marks the 65th anniversary of EBONY Magazine:

ebony cover with samuel l jackson usher mary j blige nia long and taraji p henson

Samuel L. Jackson, Usher, Nia Long, Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson all share the cover of the special collector’s edition issue.

Inside the issue honors some of Ebony’s most iconic past covers: Duke Ellington, Diana Ross, Shaft and Martin Luther King re-imagined with the help of yet more fresh, modern celebrities like Regina King, Yolanda Adams and John Legend.

The issue also includes a feature called The Black America 2010: The State We’re In essays authored by seven of Black America’s celebrated visionaries, such as Bill Cosby, Soledad O¹Brien and Robert L. Johnson.

There’s also editors picks of the:

Ø 65 movies you ought to own

Ø 65 Stories that rocked our community

Ø 65 music hits of all time

Ø 65 books for every African American home library.

65 years is a great milestone for EBONY! Congratulations to them.


  • Educated Goon

    Wow…That GuGu chick is one pretty girl.. I need somethin like that in my life!
    But I seen an interview with her, and she seemed kinda fake and a bit pompous… Kinda turned me off. Looks aint everything.

    • Rob

      Looks arent everything?? this coming from you is comedy, mr I love lite brite. When you get older glock cause your a little cat right now, you will truly understand what that means.

  • RedBoi

    GuGu is not that pretty, she looks like a typical mixed chick nothing special.




  • Allie

    First: they are the hottest couple on tv Second: love, love, love the show, and i read the issue of ebony, i thought it was a good issue and everyone looked beautiful on the cover, my favorite part was when today’s entertainers did a remake of entertainers and athletes of years back

  • Greater Intellect

    Wtf is an Afro European? A mixed person or an Afro decedent currently living in Europe? I know Boris was German born, but is he mixed? I have no idea who Gugu is, so I don’t know if she is from Europe, although she does look like she may be mixed.

    • gb

      Kodjoe was born in Austria to a German mother and a Ghanaian father. Mbatha-Raw was born in England to an English mother and a South African father.

      Hence they are both, quite literally, Afro-European.


    Why does Ebony have to celebrate their 65th year by including “65 biggest scandals.” Cover some groundbreaking news. Tired of the filler.

  • superdevil

    sorry but being eyecandy won’t save this show. It WILL be axed soon.

    • Sepia830

      I have to agree. I had such high hopes for this show but frankly it’s kinda cheesy. ‘Chase’ is the best new drama for me. Even L&O: Los Angeles was boring.

  • blkcrizis

    africans seem to love the white chicks like black guys do here

    • Gr8r

      I really don’t give a damn about white chicks…

  • bnww

    usher looks out of place. like boris, hate the chick. nia long should have been in that show. oh and the show is like 15-20 years late.

  • Werk!

    They are a beautiful t.v. couple and I love their show. It is interesting and not a comedy but more importantly, no stupid RAPPERS.

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    To All Black people support one another white people stop with that”CRAB JUDAS MINDSET’ you off the Plantation now!!!

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