Idris Elba Biography: Net Worth, Spouse, Age, TV Shows, Children, Parents, Movies, Height, Young, Songs, IMDb, Netflix, Wikipedia, Photos

Idris Elba Biography: Net Worth, Spouse, Age, TV Shows, Children, Parents, Movies, Height, Young, Songs, IMDb, Netflix, Wikipedia, Photos

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Biography

Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972), also addressed as Idris Elba, is a renowned English actor, musician, disc jockey, and producer who has made a name for himself.

He’s also known for his role as Thor in the classic superhero blockbuster Thor and his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ He began performing in Hackney, London, while still in high school.

His first major role was in Britain’s TV series titled Bramwell. Furthermore, he appeared in other TV Shows like Law and Order and The Wire.

Idris Elba was also well-known for his appearances in films such as “The Unborn,” “Legacy,” “Thor,” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

He has received five Golden Globe nominations in his career, including one win for his work in “Luther.” He’s also been nominated for an Emmy Award five times. 

Idris Elba was named to TIME Magazine’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2016. As a singer, he has a studio album, ‘Murdah Loves John,’ and a handful of EPs to his credit.

Idris Elba
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Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba OBE
Stage Name: Idris Elba
Born: 6 September 1972 (age 50 years old)
Place of Birth: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Nationality: British, English, Sierra Leonean
Height: 1.89 m
Parents: Winston Elba, Eve Elba
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Sabrina Dhowre (m. 2019), Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006), Hanne Norgaard (m. 1999–2003)
Girlfriend • Partner: Naiyana Garth (ex.)
Children: Isan Elba, Winston Elba
Occupation: Actor • Musician
Net Worth: US$25 million

Early Life

Winston Elba, a Sierra Leonean Creole who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve Elba, a Ghanaian woman, gave birth to Idris Elba on September 6, 1972, in the London Borough of Hackney.

Idris Elba‘s parents met and married in Sierra Leone before moving to the United Kingdom. He grew up in Hackney and East Ham and shortened his initial name to “Idris” at Canning Town High School when he first became active in acting.

He began assisting an uncle with his wedding DJ business in 1986, and within a year, he had formed his DJ firm with other pals.

Idris Elba dropped out of school in 1988 and received a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant to audition for the National Youth Music Theatre. 

He took odd jobs like tire fitting, cold calling, and night shifts at Ford Dagenham to sustain himself between gigs in his early career. During his childhood, he worked in nightclubs under the DJ moniker “Big Driis,” but he began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. 

Career 

Idris Elba‘s acting career began with guest and minor roles on episodes including ‘The Bill,’ ‘Bramwell,’ ‘The Governor,’ ‘Family Affairs,’ ‘Ultraviolet,’ and ‘London’s Burning.’ 

He made his film debut in Gabriel Aghion French film Belle Maman where he played a supporting role in 1999.

Idris Elba gained notoriety as the protagonist of ‘The Wire,’ a British crime thriller series. It was well-liked by both critics and the general audience. 

Over the next few years, Idris Elba appeared in many television and feature films like Buffalo Soldiers’ in 2001, The Gospel in 2005, Daddy’s Little Girls in 2007, The Human Contract in 2008, The Unborn in 2009, and Obsessed in 2010, amongst others. He has been performing since 2010.

After starring in the 2011 blockbuster film ‘Thor,’ his popularity surged. Kenneth Branagh directed the film, which was based on the Marvel comics character of the same name. The picture was a box office success, with mostly positive reviews. 

Idris Elba played famed revolutionary Nelson Mandela in the film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” The film, however, was a box office disappointment and garnered mixed reviews.

Second Coming in 2014, The Gunman in 2015, The Jungle Book in 2016, and ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ are among the films.

Idris Elba reprised his role in ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ the sequel to the 2011 superhero movie ‘Thor.’ The film was a huge commercial success. 

Music Career 

Idris Elba has starred in music videos by Fat Joe, Angie Stone, and Giggs. He’s also directed and produced music videos for Mumford & Sons and K. Michelle

Awards & Nominations

In 2013, Idris Elba was selected Essence Magazine’s annual Sexiest Magazine, while In 2014, Idris Elba was given the MOBO Inspiration Award. 

Idris Elba was named an Officer of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for Services to drama in the 2016 New Year Honours.

Idris Elba was named the male winner of the British “Rear of the Year” award in 2017. 

He was one of 50 persons highlighted in Time Out magazine’s 50th-anniversary issue in September 2018 for “making London amazing” and “helping to build London’s cultural scene.” Idris Elba was named in the Top 100 of the most powerful people globally in the Powerless of 2020 and 2021.

Filmography 

  • The Dark Tower
  • One Love
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Thor
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  • Pacific Rim
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Zootopia
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Mountain Between Us
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Prometheus

Personal Life

Idris Elba has been in marriage three times: Hanne Norgaard from 1999 to 2003; Sonya Nicole Hamlin from 2003 till date.

He has two children: a daughter, Isan Elba with Hanne Norgaard and a boy, Winston Elba with Naiyana Garth, his former girlfriend. 

In early 2017, Elba began dating Somali-Canadian model Sabrina Dhowre. On February 10, 2018, the couple got engaged at an East London theatre after screening his film Yardie. They tied the knot in Marrakesh on April 26th, 2019. 

Net Worth

Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and DJ who has a net worth of US$25 million. 

He is one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors in the world. His films have grossed moreover US$9.8 billion worldwide, including more than US$3.6 billion in North America. 

Idris Elba has a net worth of US$25 million.

Social Media

  • Facebook: @idriselba
  • Twitter: @idriselba
  • TikTok: @idriselba
  • Facebok: Idris Elba



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