Idris Elba

English actor, DJ and recording artist

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born 6 September 1972) OBE is a British actor, movie producer, rapper and musician.[3] He is known for his roles in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim Job 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
Born
Idrissa Akuna Elba

(1972-09-06) 6 September 1972 (age 48)
Other names
  • DJ Big Driis
  • Big Driis the Londoner
  • Big Driis
  • 7 Dub
  • Me Innit[1]
CitizenshipBritish, Sierra Leonean (since 2019)[2]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • DJ
  • rapper
  • singer
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)
Hanne Nørgaard
(m. 1999; div. 2003)

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

Sabrina Dhowre
(m. 2019)
Partner(s)Naiyana Garth (2013–2016)
Children2
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
LabelsParlophone, 7Wallace

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. Yuan, Jada (8 June 2012). "Idris Elba on Prometheus, Learning to Box, and His Party House". vulture.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. "Idris Elba given Sierra Leone citizenship". 20 December 2019 – via www.bbc.com.
  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.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Idris Elba at Wikimedia Commons