Idris Elba

Idris Elba


Idris Elba is an English actor, producer, musician, and DJ, who played a series on the HBO series The Wire, born on 6 September 1972, In England.

Family Background:

He is the son of Winston Elba and Eve Elba. His father was worked for a Ford motor factory in Dagenham.

Personal Life:

In 1999, He married Henne Norgard. They had one daughter. They divorced after four years. In April 2016, He married Sonya Hamlin.


He had attending school at Canning Town. It had been during this time that he got involved in acting.


Idris Elba’s acting career had begun with guest as well as minor roles in the TV series named ‘The Bill’, ‘Bramwell’, ‘The Governor’, ‘Family Affairs,’ ‘Ultraviolet’ and ‘London’s Burning’. In 1999, He had made his film debut with a supporting role in the French film ‘Belle Maman’ which had been directed by Gabriel Aghion. His reputation spread even greater heights after he had played an important role in the 2011 superhero film ‘Thor’ which had been Directed by Kenneth Branagh, The film had depended on the popular Marvel comics’ superhero of the same name. The movie had been a commercial success and had also been met with mostly positive reviews. Elba had reprised his role in the 2013 sequence ‘Thor: The Dark World’. In 2013, He had played the role of famous revolutionary Nelson Mandela in the biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. The film had been, however, commercial failure and had been faced the mixed reviews. Other films He appeared in over the next few years include ‘Second Coming’ in 2014, ‘The Gunman’ 2015 ‘The Jungle Book’ in 2016, and ‘Star Trek Beyond’ in 2016. In 2017, He had played the lead role in the film ‘The Dark Tower’ which Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the film was a commercial success. Idris Elba had also performed in music videos for Fat Joe, Angie Stone, and Giggs. He has also worked as a director and producer for multiple music videos by Mumford and Sons and K Michelle.

Idris Elba

Unknown Facts:

  • Idrissa Akuna Elba is his real name.
  • He has his own track.

Master Stroke:

  • Idris Elba had plays the lead nominal role in the British crime drama series ‘Luther’. He describes a police officer named John Luther who is pretty dedicated to his job.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2010, He received the BET award.
  • In 2011, He received the NAACP award.
  • In 2012, He received the Black Reel award.
  • In 2014, He received the NAACP image award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Idris Elba, Never underestimate the underdog. Don’t Be Afraid To Fail.

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