Idris Elba, All you want to know about a great actor star
Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba
born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, producer, and musician. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one, and has been nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
Elba appeared in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrayed Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also starred in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and Molly’s Game (2017).
In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory, and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He made his directorial debut in 2018 with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley. In 2021, he portrayed Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad, set in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), while in 2022, he voiced Knuckles the Echidna in the film Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022), and will headline a spin-off self-titled solo series as the character for Paramount+ in 2023.
Aside from acting, Elba performs as a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis or Idris and as an R&B musician. In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. As of May 2019, his films have grossed over $9.8 billion at the global box office, including over $3.6 billion in North America, where he is one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors.
Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6 September 1972 in the London Borough of Hackney, to Winston Elba, a Sierra Leonean Creole man who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve, a Ghanaian woman. Elba’s parents were married in Sierra Leone and later moved to London. Elba was raised in Hackney and East Ham, and shortened his first name to “Idris” at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting.
He credits The Stage with giving him his first big break, having seen an advertisement for a play in it; he auditioned and met his first agent while performing in the role. In 1986, he began helping an uncle with his wedding DJ business; within a year, he had started his own DJ company with some of his friends.
Elba briefly attended Barking and Dagenham College, ultimately leaving school in 1988 and winning a place in the National Youth Music Theatre after a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant. To support himself between roles in his early career, he worked in odd jobs including tyre-fitting, cold-calling, and night shifts at Ford Dagenham. He was working in nightclubs under the DJ nickname “Big Driis” during his adolescence, but began auditioning for television roles in his early twenties.
Elba has been married three times: first to Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard (from 1999 to 2003) and then to Sonya Nicole Hamlin (for four months in 2006). He has two children: a daughter with Nørgaard and a son with former girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Elba began a relationship with Somali-Canadian model Sabrina Dhowre in early 2017. The couple became engaged on 10 February 2018, during a screening of his film Yardie at an East London cinema. They were married on 26 April 2019 in Marrakesh.
Elba has stated he is spiritual but not religious. He is an avid Arsenal supporter. In 2015, as part of his Discovery Channel miniseries Idris Elba: No Limits, Elba broke the land speed record for the Pendine Sands “Flying Mile” course.
The Prince’s Trust, a UK youth charity founded by Prince Charles in 1976, which Elba credits with helping begin his career, appointed him as their anti-crime ambassador in April 2009. He voiced support for a vote to remain in the European Union for the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.
On 16 March 2020, Elba said he had tested positive for COVID-19 amidst the pandemic. His wife also tested positive for the virus. During his quarantine period, he noted that he has suffered from asthma all his life, thus placing him in the high risk category of the disease.
Idris Elba Biography
|Born||in Hackney, London, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Idrissa Akuna Elba|
|Nickname||DJ Big Driis|
|Height||6′ 2½” (1.89 m)|
An only child, 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.
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), as DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther (2010), and as Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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 was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2016 New Years Honours for his services to drama.
|Spouse||Sabrina Dhowre Elba (26 April 2019 – present)
Sonya Hamlin (9 April 2006 – 11 August 2006) (divorced)
Kim Nørgaard (June 1999 – 2003) (divorced) (1 child)
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)||$8,000,000|
|63%||No Score Yet||Three Thousand Years of Longing||The Djinn (Character)||–||2022|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Beast||Dr. Nate Daniels (Character)||–||2022|
|69%||96%||Sonic the Hedgehog 2||Knuckles (Voice)||$190.0M||2022|
|88%||93%||The Harder They Fall||Rufus Buck (Character)||–||2021|
|90%||82%||The Suicide Squad||Bloodsport (Character)||$55.8M||2021|
|80%||69%||Concrete Cowboy||Harp (Character),
|67%||88%||Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||Brixton (Character)||$173.8M||2019|
|85%||91%||Avengers: Infinity War||Heimdall (Character)||$678.8M||2018|
|82%||84%||Molly’s Game||Charlie Jaffey (Character)||$28.7M||2017|
|93%||87%||Thor: Ragnarok||Heimdall (Character)||$315.0M||2017|
|39%||47%||The Mountain Between Us||Ben Bass (Character)||$30.3M||2017|
|15%||44%||The Dark Tower||Roland (Character)||$50.7M||2017|
|41%||36%||A Hundred Streets||Max (Character),
|48%||41%||Bastille Day||Sean Briar (Character)||$39.0K||2016|
|86%||80%||Star Trek Beyond||Krall (Character)||$158.8M||2016|
|94%||84%||Finding Dory||Fluke (Voice)||$486.2M||2016|
|94%||86%||The Jungle Book||Shere Khan (Voice)||$364.0M||2016|
|98%||92%||Zootopia||Chief Bogo (Voice)||–||2016|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Mandela, My Dad and Me||Unknown (Character),
|91%||92%||Beasts of No Nation||Commandant (Character),
|76%||82%||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Heimdall (Character)||$459.0M||2015|
|16%||31%||The Gunman||DuPont (Character)||$10.6M||2015|
|77%||38%||Second Coming||Mark (Character)||–||2014|
|No Score Yet||72%||Enchanted Kingdom||Narrator||–||2014|
|12%||55%||No Good Deed||Colin (Character),
|62%||68%||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Nelson Mandela (Character)||$8.3M||2013|
|66%||75%||Thor: The Dark World||Heimdall (Character)||$206.4M||2013|
|72%||77%||Pacific Rim||Stacker Pentecost (Character)||$101.8M||2013|
|13%||60%||Demons Never Die||Executive Producer||–||2011|
|18%||31%||Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||Moreau (Character)||$51.8M||2011|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Gumball 3000 – LDN 2 NYC||Self||–||2011|
|86%||42%||Legacy||Malcolm Gray (Character)||–||2010|
|28%||62%||Takers||Gordon Jennings (Character)||$57.7M||2010|
|48%||54%||The Losers||Roque (Character)||$23.6M||2010|
|19%||46%||Obsessed||Derek Charles (Character)||$68.3M||2009|
|10%||30%||The Unborn||Father Arthur Wyndham (Character)||$42.6M||2009|
|No Score Yet||27%||The Human Contract||Larry (Character)||–||2008|
|7%||38%||Prom Night||Det. Winn (Character)||$43.8M||2008|
|55%||81%||This Christmas||Quentin Whitfield (Character)||$49.1M||2007|
|72%||66%||28 Weeks Later||Gen. Stone (Character)||$28.6M||2007|
|8%||49%||The Reaping||Ben (Character)||$25.1M||2007|
|26%||81%||Daddy’s Little Girls||Monty (Character)||$31.3M||2007|
|80%||89%||American Gangster||Tango (Character)||$130.1M||2007|
|No Score Yet||95%||Sometimes in April||Augustin (Character)||–||2005|
|32%||75%||The Gospel||Reverend Charles Frank (Character)||$15.8M||2005|
|No Score Yet||86%||One Love||Aaron (Character)||–||2003|
|No Score Yet||59%||Belle maman||Grégoire (Character)||–||1999|
|No Score Yet||78%||Ultraviolet||Unknown (Character)||–||1998|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Silent Witness: Blood, Sweat and Tears||Charlie (Character)||–||1997|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Heartstones||Unknown (Character)||–||1996|
|No Score Yet||50%||The Kelly Clarkson Show||Guest||2022|
|No Score Yet||10%||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Guest||20112013-201420172022|
|No Score Yet||51%||The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Guest||2016-20172021|
|No Score Yet||66%||Desus & Mero||Guest||2021|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||A World of Calm||Narrator||2020|
|No Score Yet||100%||In The Long Run||Walter (Character),
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Elba vs. Block||Executive Producer,
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Oprah Talks COVID-19||Guest||2020|
|No Score Yet||8%||The View||Guest||20172019|
|No Score Yet||45%||The Late Show With Stephen Colbert||Guest||2019|
|52%||89%||Turn Up Charlie||Charlie (Character),
|No Score Yet||44%||Saturday Night Live||Host||2019|
|No Score Yet||0%||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Guest||20172019|
|88%||87%||Luther||DCI John Luther (Character),
|No Score Yet||100%||El show de Graham Norton||Guest||20142017-2018|
|No Score Yet||25%||The Daily Show With Trevor Noah||Guest||20152017|
|No Score Yet||49%||Late Night With Seth Meyers||Guest||20152017|
|No Score Yet||28%||The Late Late Show With James Corden||Guest||2017|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Idris Elba: King of Speed||Host||2013|
|No Score Yet||20%||Late Night With Jimmy Fallon||Guest||2012|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Lopez Tonight||Guest||2010-2011|
|55%||80%||The Big C||Lenny (Guest Star)||2010|
|81%||89%||The Office||Charles Miner (Guest Star)||2009|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency||Unknown (Character)||2009|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange||Host||2008|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Jonny Zero||Unknown (Guest Star)||2005|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Girlfriends||Unknown (Guest Star)||2005|
|94%||97%||The Wireٍ||Russell “Stringer” Bell (Character)||2002-2004|
|No Score Yet||63%||CSI: Miami||Unknown (Guest Star)||2003|
|20%||No Score Yet||Hack||Unknown (Guest Star)||2002|
|No Score Yet||96%||Law & Order||Unknown (Guest Star)||2001|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Ultraviolet||Vaughn Rice (Character)||1998|
Idris Elba on youtube
Idris Elba Wants to Fight While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
Idris Elba Being Thirsted Over by Female Celebrities
Idris Elba Talks Childhood, Playing American Roles, And ‘The Mountain Between Us’ | The View
Idris Elba Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex
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