Idris Elba
Idris Elba

Idris Elba is an award-winning actor, writer, musician, rapper, D J, singer and producer from England. He is best known for his outstanding acting in HBO series The Wire, his appearance on BBC series Luther and his character as Nelson Mandela in the 2013 biographic film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Elba has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards four times, and five times for Primetime Emmy Awards.

Quick Biography

Idris Elba was born in Hackney, London, England, on September 6, 1972. He was an only child to Winston and Eve. His mother was from Ghana and worked as a clerk while his father, who was from Sierra Leone, worked at Ford Dagenham.  His parents were married in Sierra Leon and later moved to London, where Idris was born and raised. Elba dropped out of school at an early age, and he had to do odd jobs to make ends meet. He later got minor roles in British television before relocating to New York. He has had a successful career as a DJ, musician, director, and producer.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Idris Akuna Elba
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: 6 September 1972
Birth Place: Hackney, London, England
Nationality: British
Religion: N/A
Parents: Winston and Eve Elba
Spouse: Sabrina Dhowre Elba (m. 2019), Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006), Hanne Norgaard (m. 1999–2003)
Children: Isan Elba, Winston Elba
Height: 1.89 m
Weight: 97 kg
Profession: Actor, writer, musician, producer, singer, DJ
Net Worth in 2021: $30 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Elba was born in London, England, on 6 September 1972, and that means he is 47 years old as of 2019. The heavily built actor is 1.89 m tall and has a weight of 97 kg.

Education, School/College University

Idris Elba studied in Canning Town School, where he first became active in acting. He dropped out of school in 1988 after he won a place at The National Youth Music Theatre, where he bagged a total of $1,500 grant.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Idris is an only child to Winston and Eve Elba. He comes from the black ethnicity and holds a British nationality. His religious views are not known to the public. He voiced his support for a vote for the United Kingdom to remain as a member of the European Union in 2016.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Idris Elba With Wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba
Idris Elba With Wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Elba is married to Sabrina Dhowre. They tied the knot on April 26, 2019. Previously, Idris was married to Kim Norgaard. Their marriage lasted from 1999 to 2003. They had a daughter together by the name of Isan. In 2006, Elba married Nicole Hamlin, but the marriage was annulled after four months. Idris has a son with ex-girlfriend Naiyan Garth, called Winston.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 26 April 2019
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Idris Elba Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Sabrina Dhowre Elba (m. 2019)
Kids: Isan Elba, Winston Elba

Professional Life and Career

Idris has a very successful career as an actor, musician, producer, rapper and a DJ as well. He got on the stage when he was still very young. His debut role was in the film Crimewatch. He later in 1994 appeared in The Boot Street Band, which was a BBC children’s drama. His first significant role came in 1995 on a series by the name of Bramwell. He continued to get many supporting roles on British television until he relocated to New York.

His first starring role was in 2002 HBO drama, The Wire. He played the role of Russell Bell from 2002 to 2004. He was the lead actor in Daddy’s Little Girls in 2007. The same year he appeared in 28 Weeks Later, and This Christmas. The two films brought him over $50 million at the box office. Idris starred in a horror movie Prom Night in 2008. Some of his other notable appearances are in The Unborn, Obsessed, Legacy, The Losers, Ghost Rider, among others.

He also played the role of Nelson Mandela in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. His most recent appearance is in the 2017 film Molly’s Game, and also The Dark Tower. He will star in the film Cats in 2019. As a musician, Elba has produced many albums and hit singles. They are Murdah Loves John, Kings among Kings, Big Man, and Merry DrissMas Holiday, which is a mixtape. He also owns a record label, which was launched in 2018 by the name of 7Wallace Music.

Awards & Nominations

Elba has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations. He has been nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy Awards, and four times for Golden Globe Awards for the Best Actor- Miniseries or Television Film. Apart from that, Idris was selected as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2007. He was ranked position 2 in the Sexiest Man Alive in 2013. Those are just to mention but a few.

Idris Elba Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Idris Elba Net Worth
Idris Elba Net Worth

As of October 2021, The British born actor has a net worth estimated to be $30 million. He has many avenues for his income, but his acting career is his main one. He has acted in award-winning films, and that has brought him good returns. Elba is also a musician and singer. He also owns a record label, and all this amasses to a staggering $20 million worth.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no rumors or scandals on this good looking actor. We hope he will be able to maintain the status.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 4.3m fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 2.7mfollowers. On Instagram account, he has around 4.4m followers while on YouTube, Idris Elba has around 10k subscribers.

Idris Elba is a famous celebrity in the whole world. He came from a very humble background, but that did not stop him from achieving greatness in life. He started acting from an early age, and despite not graduating from high school, he still made it in life. He has multiple careers, and he juggles them well to keep the wheel of life balanced. He is a true role model.


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