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Idris Elba Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, director, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper and singer. He is best known for taking versatile acting roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther on 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 was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Elba appeared in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrays Heimdall in 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 BAFTA, and Golden Globe 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.

Early Life

Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6 September 1972 at Forest Gate Hospital in Hackney, London, the son of Winston, a Sierra Leonean 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. His paternal grandfather, Moses, was a sailor and policeman. Elba was brought up 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 left school in 1988, and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre thanks to 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.

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Personal Life

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 Kim named Isan (born 2002), who resides with Nørgaard in Atlanta, Georgia, and a son named Winston (born 2014) with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Elba became engaged to Sabrina Dhowre on 10 February 2018, during a screening of his film Yardie at an East London cinema; the pair have been dating since early 2017. They wed on 26 April 2019, in Marrakesh.

Elba states that he is spiritual but not religious.

Elba is an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C.

In 2015, as part of his Discovery Channel miniseries Idris Elba: No Limits, Elba broke the course record land speed “Flying Mile” for the Pendine Sands.

The Prince’s Trust, a UK youth charity founded by Prince Charles in 1976; which Elba credits with helping to start his career, appointed him as their anti-crime ambassador in April 2009.

Elba voiced support for a vote to remain in the European Union for the 2016 EU referendum.

Idris Elba Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth

Bio/Wiki
Full NameIdrissa Akuna Elba
Nickname(s)DJ Big Driis, Big Driis the Londoner, 7 Dub
Profession(s)Actor, DJ, Musician, Pro-Kickboxer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 190 cm
in meters– 1.90 m
in feet inches– 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 85 kg
in pounds– 190 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 43 inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 15 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Belle Bamman (1999)
TV: 2point4 Children (1994)
Awards & AchievementsGolden Globe Awards

2010: Luther
2012: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 6, 1972
Age (as in 2019)47 Years
BirthplaceHackney, London, England
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
Signature
NationalityBritish
HometownHackney, London, England
College/UniversityBarking and Dagenham College
Educational QualificationGraduate in Performing Arts [1]
Religion“I’m not a religious man in that sense. I call myself a spiritual being if you like.” [2]
Ethnicity/RaceSierra Leonean and Ghanaian
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking and Rapping
Tattoo(s)
Relationships & More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsKim Elba (1998-2003)
Sonya Nicole Hamlin (2006)
Naiyana Garth (2013-2016) Make-Up Artist

K. Michelle (2013-2014) Singer

Madonna (2006) Singer

Sabrina Dhowre (2017-Present)
Family
Wife/SpouseKim Elba

Sonya Nicole Hamlin
ChildrenSon– Winston Elba

Daughter– Isan Elba
ParentsFather– Winston Elba (Worker in Ford Dagenham)

Mother– Eve Elba (Clerk)
SiblingsNone
Favorite Things
Favorite Midnight SnackSnickers
Favorite Cardio WorkoutSkipping Rope
Favorite Tennis PlayerSerena Williams
Favorite SportsFootball
Favorite Football ClubArsenal
Favorite MovieThe Champ
Favorite Emoji(s)Pound Fist and the 100
Favorite FoodSteak and Eggs
Favorite ActorDenzel Washington
Favorite Song“Darling I Need Your Loving” by John Holt
Favorite DessertCheesecake with dulce de leche Ice Cream and Whipped Cream
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBenteley, Rolls Royce
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$22 Million

Filmography

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
1999Belle mamanGrégoireGabriel Aghion
2000SortedJamAlexander Jovy
2001Buffalo SoldiersKimboroughGregor Jordan
2003One LoveAaronRick Elgood
Don Letts
2005The GospelCharles FrankRob Hardy
Sometimes in AprilAugustinRaoul Peck
2007Daddy’s Little GirlsMonty JamesTyler Perry
The ReapingBenStephen Hopkins
28 Weeks LaterGeneral StoneJuan Carlos Fresnadillo
American GangsterTangoRidley Scott
This ChristmasQuentin WhitfieldPreston A. Whitmore II
2008Prom NightDetective WinnNelson McCormick
RocknRollaMumblesGuy Ritchie
The Human ContractLarryJada Pinkett Smith
2009The UnbornArthur WyndhamDavid S. Goyer
ObsessedDerek CharlesSteve Shill
2010LegacyMalcolm GrayThomas IkimiAlso executive producer
The LosersRoqueSylvain White
TakersGordon CozierJohn Luessenhop
2011ThorHeimdallKenneth Branagh
Ghost Rider:
Spirit of Vengeance
MoreauMark Neveldine
Brian Taylor
2012PrometheusCaptain JanekRidley Scott
2013Pacific RimStacker PentecostGuillermo del Toro
Thor: The Dark WorldHeimdallAlan Taylor
Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomNelson MandelaJustin Chadwick
2014No Good DeedColin EvansSam MillerAlso executive producer
Second ComingMarkDebbie Tucker Green
2015The GunmanDuPontPierre Morel
Avengers: Age of UltronHeimdallJoss Whedon
Beasts of No NationCommandantCary Joji Fukunaga
2016ZootopiaChief Bogo (voice)Byron Howard
Rich Moore
The Jungle BookShere Khan (voice)Jon Favreau
Bastille DaySean BriarJames Watkins
Finding DoryFluke
(voice)
Andrew Stanton
100 StreetsMaxJim O’Hanlon
Star Trek BeyondKrall / Balthazar EdisonJustin Lin
2017The Dark TowerRoland DeschainNikolaj Arcel
Molly’s GameCharlie JaffeyAaron Sorkin
The Mountain Between UsDr. Ben BassHany Abu-Assad
Thor: RagnarokHeimdallTaika Waititi
2018YardieN/AHimselfDirector
Avengers: Infinity WarHeimdallAnthony and Joe RussoCameo appearance
2019Hobbs & ShawBrixton LoreDavid Leitch
CatsMacavityTom HooperPost-production

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