Quick Facts of Idris Elba

  • Full NameIdris Elba
  • Date of Birth06 September, 1972
  • NicknameIdris Elba
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceHackney, London, England
  • Ethnicity Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian
  • Religion N/A
  • ProfessionActor, DJ, Musician
  • Nationality British
  • Active YearN/A
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseHanne “Kim” Norgaard, Sonya Hamlin
  • Height6 feet 2 inches
  • Weight97 Kg
  • Body MeasurementN/A
  • EducationN/A
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Net Worth$20 million
Idris Elba

Short Description of Idris Elba:

Idris Elba is a highly recognized English DJ, musician, and actor, popular for his work as drug lord Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell on the HBO series ‘The Wire’. Elba is also recognized for his roles on the BBC One series ‘Luther’ as Detective John Luther.

Recently, Idris is busy for his future films, ‘The Dark Tower’, The Mountain Between Us’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, and ‘Molly’s Game’.Idris Elba belongs to the Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian ethnicity and holds the British nationality. He was born with zodiac sign Virgo on 6th of September.

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Early Life and Education:

Idris Elba was born on September 6, 1972, in Hackney, London, England, the United Kingdom to Winston and Eve. Elba was raised at Hackney and East Ham. Talking about his education, he attended a school in Canning Town and later became a member of the National Youth Music Theatre.

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Talking about his career, Elba started working as a DJ in some nightclubs. In the year 1995, he played in the series ‘Bramwell’. In the year 2007, Elba got his first breakthrough from the series ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’.

He is famous for his roles on the HBO series ‘The Wire’, as drug lord Russell “Stringer” Bell. Besides that, he is known for his work on the BBC One series ‘Luther’ as Detective John Luther.

Besides that, he is also famous for the roles of Nelson Mandela in the biographical film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. Some of his films are, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Beasts of No Nation’, and ‘Star Trek Beyond‘.

Personal Life:

Throwing some lights to his personal life, Elba has been married twice, but currently, he is a divorced person.Firstly, Elba was married in the year 1999 and enjoyed his marital status for 4 years with his wife Hanne “Kim” Norgaard and two children, Isan Elba and Winston Elba.

Similarly, in the year 2006, he married to Sonya Hamlin and got annulled the same year. Currently, the 44-years old actor is spending the singles life. Elba has straight sexual orientation.


Idris Elba has an average body with the height of 6 feet 2 inches and weights of 97 Kg. Elba has black hair and brown eyes.

Net Worth:

Elba earns $20 million as net worth. Elba is an active user of social sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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