Idris Elba Biography

Idris Elba whose real name is Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out.

He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre – thanks to a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant. To support himself between acting roles, he worked in jobs such as tyre-fitting, cold call advertising sales, and working night shifts at Ford Dagenham. He worked in nightclubs under the nickname DJ Big Driis at age 19, but began auditioning for television roles in his early-twenties.

Idris Elba Movie Career

His first acting roles were on the soap opera Family Affairs 1997, the television serial Ultraviolet 1998, and the medical drama Dangerfield 1995.

His best known roles are as drug baron Russell “Stringer” Bell on the HBO series The Wire 2002 and as DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther 2010. He later starred in the films Daddy’s Little Girls 2007, Prom Night 2008, Rocknrolla 2008, The Unborn 2009 and Obsessed 2009.

He also appeared in the films American Gangster 2007, Takers 2010, Thor 2011, Prometheus 2012, Pacific Rim 2013, Thor: The Dark World 2013, Beasts of No Nation 2015 and Star Trek Beyond 2016. He voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia 2016, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book 2016, and Fluke in Finding Dory 2016.

Idris Elba Wife

Idris Elbe married  Sonya Hamlin on the 9th of April 2006 to 11 of August 2006.Then he  annulled his marriage with her.
Then later he met and Henne (Kim) Norgaard on June 1999   and  divorced on 2003.

Idris Elba Children

As  of August 2017 the actor has one child.

Idris Elba Awards

Idris  has won numerous awards which include:BAFTA Awards,BET Awards,Black Reel Awards,Broadcast Television Journalists Association,Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival,Critics’ Choice Awards and several others.

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