Idris Elba

British actor (born 1972)

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba OBE (born 6 September 1972) is a British actor, musician, producer, rapper, singer and writer.[3] He is known for his roles in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2016.

Idris Elba

Elba looking directly to the camera
Elba in 2018
Idrissa Akuna Elba

(1972-09-06) 6 September 1972 (age 50)
Hackney, London, England
Other names
  • DJ Big Driis
  • Big Driis the Londoner
  • Big Driis
  • 7 Dub
  • Me Innit[1]
CitizenshipBritish, Sierra Leonean (since 2019)[2]
  • Actor
  • musician
  • producer
  • rapper
  • singer
  • writer
Years active1994–present
Hanne Nørgaard
(m. 1999; div. 2003)

Sonya Nicole Hamlin
(m. 2006; annul. 2006)

Sabrina Dhowre
(m. 2019)
Partner(s)Naiyana Garth (2013–2016)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
LabelsParlophone, 7Wallace

On 16 March 2020, Elba announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.[4]


  1. Yuan, Jada (8 June 2012). "Idris Elba on Prometheus, Learning to Box, and His Party House". Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. "Idris Elba given Sierra Leone citizenship". 20 December 2019 – via
  3. "Why black British directors and actors leave the UK for Hollywood". The Guardian. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. "Coronavirus: Idris Elba confirms he has tested positive for COVID-19". Sky News. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.

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