Idris Elba was born Idrissa Akuna Elba on September 6, 1972 in Hackney, London, England, UK to Eve and Winston Elba. He is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ who became known for his roles as drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire and Detective John Luther on BBC’s Luther. He made his big screen debut in the 1999 French film Belle maman. His film credits include Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, Takers, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, and Thor: The Dark World. He married Kim Elba in 1998, but they separated in 2003. In 2014 he and his girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, welcomed a son. they split in 2016.
Idris Elba Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 6 September 1972
Birth Place: Hackney, London, England, UK
Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba
Nick Name: DJ Big Driis
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Actor, DJ, Musician
Race/Ethnicity: Sierra Leonean, Ghanaian
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Idris Elba Body Measurements:
Weight in Pounds: 187 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 85 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2¾”
Height in Meters: 1.90 m
Biceps Size: 15″
Chest Size: 43″
Waist Size: 32″
Shoe Size: 12 (US)
Idris Elba Family Details:
Father: Winston Elba (Sierra Leonean)
Mother: Eve Elba (Ghanaian)
Spouse: Kim Norgaard (m. 1998-2003), Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006-2006)
Children: Isan Elba (Daughter), Winston Elba (Son)
Partner: Naiyana Garth (2013-)
Idris Elba Education:
National Youth Music Theatre
*He attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting.
Idris Elba Facts:
*He was employed as a DJ at various nightclubs under the pseudonym Big Driis.
*He is the only male that has ever appeared on the cover of Maxim magazine.
*In April 2016, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
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