Idris Elba

Idris Elba is an English actor, producer and musician. He first gained recognition playing Russell "Stringer" Bell on the HBO series The Wire and the titular character on BBC's Luther. Elba's first major leading roles included Daddy's Little Girls (2007), American Gangster (2007), This Christmas (2007), RocknRolla (2008) and Obsessed (2009).

Elba achieved critical claim on Luther, earning a Golden Globe in 2012 for best actor. He was also nominated four times for a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor for Luther (2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016) and once for guest actor for his work on Showtime's The Big C. He is also a DJ and has collaborated with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay-Z, Davido and Koffee. In 2018, Elba was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive.
Idris Elba
Full Name
Idrissa Akuna Elba
London, England


Who is Idris Elba’s spouse?

Idris Elba is married to model Sabrina Dhowre. They met in 2017 at a jazz bar in Vancouver, British Columbia, and he proposed on Valentine's Day 2018. The couple tied the knot in Morocco in April 2019, and in 2020, they launched the lifestyle brand S'able Labs, including a blog, Audible podcast series and wellness products.

How many kids does Idris Elba have?

Idris Elba has two children. 'The Wire' actor shares his daughter Isan Elba (born in 2002) with his first ex-wife Hanne "Kim" Norgaard. His youngest child Winston was born in April 2014 to ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. "Being witness to the birth of my children, happy and healthy, is the biggest, most best thing ever," he told PEOPLE in 2018.

Who does Idris Elba play in ‘The Suicide Squad?’

Idris Elba plays the supervillain Bloodsport in the 2021 sequel 'The Suicide Squad.' The character is an incarcerated assassin who used a kryptonite bullet on Superman.

What is Idris Elba’s ethnicity?

Idris Elba is of Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian descent. He was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. However, his father is from Sierra Leone, and his mother was born in Ghana.

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