Creative and spontaneous actor, producer and DJ Idris Elba won a prestigious Golden Globe Award for his role in “Luther”.
Made his debut on the stage at school. Later worked in National Youth Music Theater.
Started building his acting career as a parachute instructor in TV Series “2point4 Children” (1994).
Best Known For
Performed in “Beasts of No Nation”, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, “The Wire” and other numerous films and series.
He worked as a DJ under the pseudonym Big Driis.
He does not follow any religion.
The question of his religion was touched in several interviews. Talking about the filming, he once mentioned that his faith or something he called “spirituality” helped him to overcome difficulties. He understood that everything was for better.
“...I would love to prove that there is a higher being...scientifically... But I’m not a religious man in that sense. I call myself a spiritual being, if you like.” – He insisted again when the journalist asked the actor about his personal feelings about the role in the film where his character was a religious one.
There is a quote on his Facebook page that makes it clear: “I am not a religious person, but as I move forward that is something I want to work on, my spirituality...”
The man is straight. Kim Elba was his first wife in 1998-2005. The couple welcomed a daughter Isan, but their marriage broke up shortly after her birth.
The actor separated with Sonya Nicole Hamlin in half a year after getting married in 2006.
He made the third try to become happy in marriage with Naiyana Garth in 2013. She gave birth to their son Winston a year later.
Worth To Known
His full name is Idrissa Akuna Elba.
Overall 22 wins and 70 nominations is a praise of his talent.
The star’s usual weight is around 215lbs and he tries “to fit in workouts whenever I can”. The man mentioned 45 minutes of running, 100 situps and pushups and swimming. Idris lost a lot of weight on the set of “Star Trek” because he could only drink some liquid in that costume.