Idris Elba Biography
- Age: 45 years old
- Birth Nation: United Kingdom
- Birth Sign: Virgo
- Name: Idris Elba
- Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba
- Nick Name: "Idris"
- Nationality: Ameriacn
- Birth Place/City: London Borough of Newham
- Ethnicity: Black
- Profession: Actor
- Net Worth: $12 million
- Eye Color: Black
- Hair Color: Black
- Weight in KG: 85 Kg
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006), Hanne "Kim" Norgaard (m. 1999)
- Children: Winston Elba, Isan Elba
- Divorce: Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006), Hanne "Kim" Norgaard (m. 2003)
- Awards: Primetime Emmy Award
- Movies: Beasts of No Nation 2015
- TV Show: Luther Since 2010 18
Idris Elba was born in Newham, London, England on 6 September 1972. He is son of Winston Elba and, Eve Elba. His father was Sierra Leonean who worked in a Ford motor factory and his mother was a Ghanaian who had a clerical job. His parents were married in Sierra Leone and later they moved to London. He was raised in East Ham. His ethnicity is Afro- English. His nationality is English.
He joined school in Canning Town. He was involved in acting from his school days. He in the beginning of his career, he helped his uncle with his wedding DJ business. After a year, he had started his own DJ Company along with his some friends.
In 1988, he left school and he got a chance in the National Youth Music Theatre, where his roles were in Crimewatch murder reconstructions. He also worked as cold call advertising sales, tire-fitting and the night shift at Ford Dagenham to support his roles in Crimewatch reconstructions. At the age of 19, he also started working in nightclubs, under the DJ nickname Big Driis.
He made his acting debut from 1994 television series 2point4 Children. He also appeared in Space Precinct same year. In 1995, he was featured in Absolutely Fabulous. He also appeared in many other series like Ultraviolet (1998), Law & Order (2001), Girlfriends (2005), Sometimes in April (2005), The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008), The Big C (2010) and Demons Never Die (2011). He also appeared as host in Idris Elba: King of Speed and Idris Elba: No Limits.
He is also active in films from his debut movie Belle Maman of 1999. In 2001, he was featured in Buffalo Soldiers. His other successful movies are Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Prom Night (2008), The Unborn (2009), The Losers (2010), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), No Good Deed (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Beasts of No Nation (2015).
Idris Elba is a very multi talented guy with charming personality. His sexual orientation is straight and he has been married twice. He was married to Hanne "Kim" Norgaard in 1999.Later in 2003 they got divorced. In 2006, he was married for the second time with Nicole Hamlin. The relationship ended same year with divorce with his spouse.
He also had affair with Naiyana Garth. He have two children, he have a daughter named Isan, born in 2002 with his former with his wife Kim and in 2014, Elba's girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to son Winston. According to his religious view, according to him he is spiritual but not religious. He is also huge fans of sports and mainly soccer where his personal favorite team is Arsenal F.C. He has also been involved in many charity work and social activities.
His career is in the peak and he has maintained net worth of about 12 million dollars. And His salary information is not updated.
- Last modified : 13 January, 2016
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