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Idris Elba

Also Known As: Idris

Idris Elba

Date of Birth: September 6, 1972
Height: 6'3"
Hometown: Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Best Quotes:

Whenever I meet fans and they're like, 'Oh, you're so sexy,' I just don't get that. There's no way one man can be universally sexy.

I'm an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I'm not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it's just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I'm still on it and I won't stand still.

Are there differences between black actors' opportunities and white actors' opportunities? Yes, there are. It's been said.


Idris Elba (born Idrissa Akuna Elba in Hackney, London, England on September 6, 1972) is a British producer, actor, singer and rapper who rose to fame with his role in the TV show, Dangerfield. He has since starred in various films and TV shows including HBO’s The Wire and NBC’s The Office. He took home is first Golden Globe in 2012 for his role in the BBC series, Luther. He has starred in huge films like ThorPrometheusPacific Rim and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, when he portrayed Nelson Mandela.

Best Known For:
Idris Elba is best known for his role in The Wire.

Personal Life:
Idris Elba has been married once to Dormowa Sherma and had a daughter, Isan, with her.