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Idris Elba Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Affairs & More

Idris Elba

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameIdrissa Akuna Elba
Nickname(s)DJ Big Driis, Big Driis the Londoner, 7 Dub
Profession(s) Actor, DJ, Musician, Pro-Kickboxer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 190 cm
in meters- 1.90 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 190 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 43 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 15 inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Belle Bamman (1999)
TV: 2point4 Children (1994)
Awards & AchievementsGolden Globe Awards

2010: Luther
2012: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 6, 1972
Age (as in 2018)46 Years
BirthplaceHackney, London, England
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
SignatureIdris Elba Signature
NationalityBritish
HometownHackney, London, England
College/UniversityBarking and Dagenham College
Educational QualificationGraduate in Performing Arts [1]Barking and Dagenham College
Religion"I'm not a religious man in that sense. I call myself a spiritual being if you like." [2]The Reaping: Idris Elba Q&A
Ethnicity/RaceSierra Leonean and Ghanaian
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking and Rapping
Tattoo(s)Idris Elba hand tattoo Idris Elba Arms and Chest Tattoo
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsKim Elba (1998-2003)
Sonya Nicole Hamlin (2006)
Naiyana Garth (2013-2016) Make-Up Artist
Idris Elba with his ex-girlfriend
K. Michelle (2013-2014) Singer
Idris Elba ex-girlfriend K. Michelle
Madonna (2006) Singer
Idris Elba ex-girlfriend Madonna
Sabrina Dhowre (2017-Present)
Idris Elba with his fiance Sabrina Dhowre
Family
Wife/SpouseKim Elba
Idris Elba with his first wife
Sonya Nicole Hamlin
Idris Elba with his second wife
ChildrenSon- Winston Elba
Idris Elba with his son
Daughter- Isan Elba
Idris Elba with his daughter
ParentsFather- Winston Elba (Worker in Ford Dagenham)
Idris Elba with his parents
Mother- Eve Elba (Clerk)
Idris Elba with his mother
SiblingsNone
Favorite Things
Favorite Midnight SnackSnickers
Favorite Cardio WorkoutSkipping Rope
Favorite Tennis PlayerSerena Williams
Favorite SportsFootball
Favorite Football ClubArsenal
Favorite MovieThe Champ
Favorite Emoji(s)Pound Fist and the 100
Favorite FoodSteak and Eggs
Favorite ActorDenzel Washington
Favorite Song"Darling I Need Your Loving" by John Holt
Favorite DessertCheesecake with dulce de leche Ice Cream and Whipped Cream
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBenteley, Rolls Royce
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$22 Million

Idris Elba

  • Does Idris Elba smoke?: Yes

    Idris Elba Smoking

    Idris Elba Smoking

  • Does Idris Elba drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born as Idrissa Akuna Elba. He shortened his name to Idris while attending his school in Canning Town.

    Idris Elba in his childhood

    Idris Elba in his childhood

  • In his youth, he started a DJ company with his friends.

    Idris Elba DJing

    Idris Elba DJing

  • He got his first big break with the play, ‘The Stage’ after he saw its advertisement in the newspaper.
  • He professionally started acting by playing supporting characters in various television series.
  • In an interview, he revealed that his celebrity crush was tennis superstar, Serena Williams.
  • He gained immense popularity with the TV show, “The Wire.”
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  • In 1999, he married Henne Norgard and had one daughter with her. However, they got divorced after four years of marriage.
  • He then went on to star in many Hollywood films such as,  ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ (2001), ‘The Gospel’ (2005), ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ (2007), and ‘The Human Contract’ (2008).
  • He also has a son named, Winston, with his ex-girlfriend, Naiyana Garth.

    Idris Elba with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth

    Idris Elba with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth

  • In April 2006, he got married for the second time to Sonya Hamlin. They ended the marriage after a few months.
  • He became even more popular after he played an essential role in the superhero movie, Thor in 2011.
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  • His performance in “Luther,” was widely praised by the audience as well as the critics and also won him several awards including a Golden Globe Award.

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  • In 2013, he essayed the role of Nelson Mandela in the biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’

  • He has also featured in many music videos. He has produced and directed many music videos by Mumford and Sons and K Michelle.
  • In 2015, the TV channel, Discovery, produced a documentary, ‘Idris Elba: Fighter,’ capturing his 12-month journey of becoming a professional Kickboxer. He was trained in kickboxing and mixed martial arts under Muay Thai coach Kieran Keddle.

  • In 2016, he was listed in Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
  • In 2016, he was appointed an OBE (Order of British Empire) in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honors.
  • On 10 February 2018, he got engaged to Sabrina Dhowre during the screening of his film Yardie.

  • On November 5, 2018, he was named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the People’s magazine on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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