Idris Elba

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Idrissa Elba
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/06/1972, Virgo
  • Profession: 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 The Wire.
  • DJs and raps under the name Big Driis.
  • In 2009, became an anti-crime ambassador for the Prince's Trust.
  • Idris Elba Relationships:
  • Naiyana Garth - Significant Other
  • Isan Elba - Daughter
  • Winston Elba - Son
  • Eve - Mother
  • Dormowa Sherman - Ex-wife
  • Winston - Father
  • Idris Elba Awards:
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee

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