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Idris Elba Biography, Age, Ex-wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 17, 2020

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Short Biography

Idris Elba was born on 06-09-1972 in Hackney in the state of London, United Kingdom. He is an English Film Actor, Disc Jockey, Musician, Rapper, Television Actor, Director, Film Producer, Voice Artist, Theatre Actor, Television Producer & Martial Artist.

Idris Elba Complete Bio & Career

Idrissa Akuna Elba better known as Idrissa Elba is a renowned English actor. He was born and raised in London. 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.
He finally made his acting debut through British series Crimewatch in the year 1994. His first major role came in the series Family Affairs in the year 1997. After getting noticed through the seires, he finally started getting film offers and made his film debut through the series Belle maman in the year 1999. Since then, he has been a part of various acclaimed films such as Daddy's Little Girls, Prom Night, Takers and Thor among others. His latest roles include Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Hobbs & Shaw among others. He will be next seen in films like Concrete Cowboys, The Suicide Squad, and Three Thousand Years of Longing. In March 2020, he confirmed the news that he is infected with Covid Corono Virus.

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Idris Elba Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Winston Elba and Eve Elba. He was married to Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard from 1999 to 2003. The couple together has a daughter named Isan Elba. He then married Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006 and divorced after 6 months of their marriage. He was then in a relationship with Naiyana Garth from 2013 to 2016 and together the couple has a boy. He is in a relationship with Sabrina Dhowre since 2017.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 44
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town London
Nationality British
Religion N/A
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School Kingsland High School, London
College Barking and Dagenham College, London
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Film - Belle maman (1999)
TV - 2point4 Children (2004)
Best Movies One Love (2003), American Gangster (2007), Legacy (2010), Thor (2011), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Football

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Idris Elba

  • He shortened his real name Idrissa (which sounds feminine) to Idris when he began acting while studying at a school in Canning Town.
  • He suffers from claustrophobia in real life.
  • Idris is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since 2016.
  • Idris holds the distinction of being the only male to have appeared on the cover of Maxim magazine.

Idris Elba Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 4months, 22 days old age Idris Elba will turn 51 on 06 September, 2023. Only 7 months, 8 days, 3 hours,50 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Idris Elba has celebrated the total number of 51 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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