Sonya Nicole Hamlin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jan, 2019
Facts of Sonya Nicole Hamlin
Date of Birth: 1974
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Sonya Nicole Hamlin
Nick Name Sonya
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Profession Lawyer
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Tattoo(s) No
Married Once
Married to Idris Elba
Children No
Divorce Yes
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Sonya Nicole Hamlin is an American real-estate lawyer who came to limelight after marrying Idris Elba, an English actor, producer, musician, and DJ. Idris has played in many movies including "Belle Maman," "One Love," "American Gangster" and "Prom Night." Nicole made headlines after she got divorced from her husband Elba. She is staying out of the media radar ever since she ended her relationship from the actor.

Early Life of Sonya Nicole Hamlin

Sonya Nicole Hamlin was born in 1974 in the United State of America. She spent her early childhood days in Notting Hill, London with her family before relocating to the US. Sonya studied law in Washington as well as in London where she specialized in property law.

Sonya Nicole's Hamlin Career

Sonya Nicole Hamlin is a lawyer, she is currently working in the United States. She relocated to the United States from Notting Hill to study law and pursue her career as a lawyer. She started working on her field after her graduation, however, she has kept most of her career details under the wrap.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband Idris Elba is a renowned American actor whose first acting role was on the soap opera Family Affairs in 1997. Soon, he was able to play a role in the television serial Ultraviolet in 1998.

CAPTION: Sonya Nicole Hamlin and Idris Elba SOURCE: toofab

In1999, he made his film debut playing a supporting role in the French Flim Belle Maman which was directed by Gabriel Aghion. He became popular after playing the main role in the British crime drama series The Wire.

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After playing an important role in 2011 superhero film Thor, his popularity reached even greater heights. Besides, Elba has appeared in many music videos such as Fat Joe, Angie Stone, and Giggs and even served as a director/producer for multiple music videos by Mumford and Sons and K Michelle.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin's Net Worth

Sonya Nicole Hamlin has been working as a lawyer for some years now, however, her earnings and income are still a mystery. As of 2018, Sonya Nicole Hamlin's net worth is still under review. She works in her own office where she has around 10 employees from which she has been earning some decent amount of money. According to the source, the average salary of an American lawyer is around $139,880.

Talking about her ex-husband Idris Elba, he has an estimated net worth of around $20 million as of 2018. Further, he owns a Jaguar XE car which costs around $80,000 which he bought in 2018.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin's Personal Life

As of 2018, Sonya is currently living a single life and is busy in her career as a lawyer. She is not known to be dating anyone after her infamous divorce from her ex-husband Idris Elba. The ex-lovebirds first met each other back in 2005 through their mutual friend. They started dating shortly and after months of their relationships, they began living in Maryland together.

The couple never planned their marriage, however, after several months of their affair, they decided to take the plunge. They got married on April 9, 2006, at the "Little White Wedding Chapel" in Las Vegas. A real estate agent named Daniel Krastev was the only eyewitness of their wedding.

CAPTION: Sonya Nicole Hamlin and Idris Elba SOURCE: dailystar.co

Hamlin and Elba only remained as a husband and wife for six weeks before they reached a decision to get a divorce because of their irreconcilable differences. Hamlin filed for divorce after a few weeks of their separation. The divorce was filed in Maryland in June 2006. The divorce filing wasn't easy for Sonya as according to the law, marriage should last for at least a year before filing for divorce.

Some sources claimed that the major reason for their divorce was Sonya's focus on her career, however, she denied that was the reason for their divorce in an interview. When Sonya was interviewed she revealed other reason for the divorce.

She said she loved her then-husband greatly, however, his previous marriage caused problems in their conjugal life which led them to divorce.

It was Elba's second divorce as he was previously married and divorced from Hanne Kim Norgaard. He has a daughter Isan Elba, (born 2002) with his ex-wife Norgaard and son Winston Elba (born 2014) with his ex-girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. As of 2018, Elba is engaged to a model Sabrina Dhowre. After a few years of relationship, Elba and Dhowre got engaged on February 10, 2018, in London.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin's Body Measurements 

  • Sonya Nicole Hamlin's height: she has a height of 5' 5" (1.68m).
  • Weight: 68 kg/149ILB
  • Hair Color: Black  
  • Eye Color: Gray 
  • Age: As of 2018, she is 44 years old. 
  • Waist Size: 36 B inch
  • Bra Size: 28 inch
  • Hip Size: 39  inch

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