Idris Elba Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 49 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth September 6, 1972

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 6 foot 2 inches (1.90 m)
Weight 85 kg (190 lbs)
Waist 34 inches
Body Type Build
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Nickname DJ Big Driis, Big Driis the Londoner, 7 Dub
Full Name Idrissa Akuna Elba
Profession Actor
Nationality British
Birthplace Hackney, London, England
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Idrissa Akuna Elba is an English actor who is known for his admiring acting talent and is also famous for being a successful producer and musician as well. He is also known for his roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series named ‘The Wire’, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series ‘Luther, and many more that are worth watching.


Idris Elba is known for performing as Nelson Mandela in the biopic film named ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ which was released in the year 2013. Among his awards and honors, Elba has been earned four times nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor- Miniseries or TV Film.

Apart from acting, Elba also established his career as a musician and has performed as a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driss and as an R&B musician.

In 2016, the actor was also named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. Moreover, his films have earned more than dollar 9.8 billion at the global box office including more than dollar 3.6 billion in North America. This led him to become a highest-grossing actor among others.


Idris Elba is the most acclaimed actor who is the recipient of many awards and honors and is also a nominee of five times for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Idris Elba Education

Qualification Graduate in Performing Arts [1]
College Barking and Dagenham College

Idris Elba Career

Profession: Actor


Film: Belle Bamman (1999)
TV: 2point4 Children (1994)

Net Worth: $22 Million

Family & Relatives

Father: Winston Elba

Mother: Eve Elba

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): None

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2

Son(s): Winston Elba

Daughter(s): Isan Elba

Idris Elba Favorites

Hobbies: Cooking and Rapping

Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington

Favorite Singer: John Holt

Favorite Male Singer: John Holt

Favorite Food: Steak and Eggs

Favorite Destination: Africa

Favorite Movies: The Champ

One comment

  1. I wander if your origin was West Africa. I am very proud of you and look forward to meeting you by God”s grace. We may have a lot to discuss.

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