Idris Elba (actor), born on September 6, 1972 in Hackney, London, England. Idris Elba's age 46 years & Zodiac Sign Virgo, nationality British (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is Mixed (Sierra Leonean, Ghanaian). Let's check, How Tall is Idris Elba?
Idris Elba Bio
Idris Elba Height
6 Feet 2.5 Inches (189.23 cm/1.892 m)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||6 Feet 2.5 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||189.23 cm|
|Height (in Meters)||1.892 m|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||95 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||209.43 lbs|
Idris Elba Body Measurements
Idris Elba's full body measurements are 44 inches (111.76 cm) - 15.5 inches (39.37 cm) - 33 inches (83.82 cm).
|Measurements||44-33-15.5 inches/ 111.76-83.82-39.37 cm|
|Chest Size||44 inches (111.76 cm)|
|Biceps Size||15.5 inches (39.37 cm)|
|Waist Size (Male)||33 inches (83.82 cm)|
Idris Elba FAQs
What ethnicity is Idris Elba?
Early life. Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6 September 1972 in the London Borough of Hackney, to Winston Elba, a Sierra Leonean Creole man who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve, a Ghanaian woman. Elba’s parents were married in Sierra Leone and later moved to London.
Is Idris Elba a Nigerian?
Born Idrissa Akuna Elba to a Sierra Leonean father and a Ghanaian mother, Elba has always wanted to be an actor since he was young but he also had to support himself by helping his uncle’s wedding DJ business.
Is Idris Elba and Jessica Alba related?
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Where does Idris Elba live?
Idris Elba is one of the most famous and trending Actor in whole world right now. Idris Elba was born on September 6, 1972 in Hackney, London, England. He was born as Idrissa Akuna Elba, but best known as Idris Elba.
He is the son of Winston, a Sierra Leonean man who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve, a Ghanaian woman. He attended a school in Canning Town but, he left his school during the year of 1988 and became a member of National Youth Music Theatre. He participated in several plays and theatre productions organized by his school. He also learned how to be a DJ from his uncle who is a professional wedding DJ at the time.
Leaving school in 1988, Idris earned a spot in the National Youth Music Theatre. While he was there, he appeared in the British TV programs such as Crimewatch and The Boot Street Band. He also started doing some odd jobs as well as working as a DJ in nightclubs while looking for acting opportunities in the British movie industry.
His first acting role was in Crimewatch murder reconstructions and in 1994 he appeared in a BBC children’s drama called The Boot Street Band. In 1995, he landed his first significant role on a series called Bramwell, a medical drama set in 1890s England. He played a central character in an episode of Season 1, an African petty thief named Charlie Carter, who lost his (white) wife to childbirth and had to figure out how to support his newborn daughter. His first named role arrived earlier in 1995, when he was cast as a gigolo on the “Sex” episode of Absolutely Fabulous. Many supporting roles on British television followed, including series such as The Bill and The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. He joined the cast of the soap opera Family Affairs and went on to appear on the television serial Ultraviolet and later on Dangerfield.
After a supporting turn on a 2001 episode of Law & Order, Elba landed a starring role on the 2002 HBO drama series The Wire. From 2002 to 2004, Elba portrayed Russell “Stringer” Bell in the series, perhaps his best-known role in the United States. In 2005, he portrayed Captain Augustin Muganza in Sometimes in April, an HBO film about the Rwandan Genocide. Elba appeared on the 2007 BET special Black Men: The Truth. He appeared as Charlie Gotso on The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, filmed in Botswana. The series premiered on 23 March 2008, Easter Sunday, on BBC One, receiving a high 6.3 million viewers and 27% of the audience share.
In 2007, Elba signed on as the lead role of the film Daddy’s Little Girls, playing Monty, a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with an attorney helping him gain custody of his kids, and finds the relationship and his custody hopes threatened by the return of his former wife. He appeared in 28 Weeks Later (2007) and This Christmas (2007), which brought in nearly $50 million at the box office in 2007. In 2008, he starred in the horror film Prom Night and the criminal comedy RocknRolla. In 2009, he starred in the horror film The Unborn and in Obsessed, a thriller that had him cast opposite Beyoncé. The latter was a box office success, taking $29 million in its opening weekend.
Elba appeared in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007) and Prometheus (2012). Elba portrays Heimdall in Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He also starred in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015), for which he received BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Molly’s Game (2017). In 2016, he voiced Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in the live action/CGI adaptation of The Jungle Book, Fluke in Finding Dory and played the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond. He made his directorial debut in 2018 with an adaptation of the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley.
He is best known for taking versatile acting roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther on the BBC One series Luther and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013).
In addition to his acting work, Elba performs as a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis and as an R&B musician. In 2016, he was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. As of May 2019, his films have grossed over $9.8 billion at the global box office, including over $3.6 billion in North America, where he is one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors.
In addition, Idris has starred in several music videos with popular artists such as Fat Joe, Rapper Giggs, Angie Stone, and Jay-Z. He has released a good number of singles including Kings Among Kings, High-Class Problems, and Big Man, among others. He launched his first studio album Murdah Loves John in 2015.
He has been married three times: first to Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard (from 1999 to 2003) and then to Sonya Nicole Hamlin (for four months in 2006). He has two children: a daughter with Kim named Isan (born 2002), who resides with Nørgaard in Atlanta, Georgia, and a son named Winston (born 2014) with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Elba became engaged to Sabrina Dhowre on 10 February 2018, during a screening of his film Yardie at an East London cinema; the pair have been dating since early 2017. They wed on April 26, 2019, in Marrakesh.
He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, winning one and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.
He has more than 2.7M followers on Twitter, above 31k subscriber on YouTube, more than 4.3M followers on Facebook and above 4m followers on Instagram. Now he ranked in the list of most popular English actor.Read Full Biography Wikipedia