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Actor; DJ; rapper
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Idris Elba Fast Facts:
Mother is from Ghana and father is from Sierra Leone.
Has been a DJ since the age of 14.
Attended the National Youth Music Theatre in London, England.
Toured with a production of
Guys and Dolls
Moved from London to New York because he felt acting roles for black men in the UK were limited.
Is often approached by drug dealers who relate to his breakout performance as "Stringer" on HBO's
DJs and raps under the name Big Driis.
In 2009, became an anti-crime ambassador for the Prince's Trust.
Idris Elba Relationships:
Winston Elba - Son
Eve - Mother
Dormowa Sherman - Ex-wife
Isan Elba - Daughter
Winston - Father
Naiyana Garth - Significant Other
Idris Elba Awards:
2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
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