An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out. He gained a place in the National Youth...
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Elba was raised in Hackney and East Ham, and shortened his first name to "Idris" at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He credits The Stage with giving him his first big break, having seen an advertisement for a play in it; he auditioned and met his first agent while performing in the role. 
Idris Elba was a British actor who became known for playing the Baltimore drug dealer Stringer Bell on HBO's widely-acclaimed drama "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), in addition to countless other high...
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Idris Elba, in full Idrissa Akuna Elba, (born September 6, 1972, London, England), British actor who was perhaps best known for his work on the television series The Wire and Luther. Elba was born to immigrant working-class parents (his father was from Sierra Leone, and his mother was born in Ghana).
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Elba, an only child, was born Idrissa Akuna Elba, and shortened his first name at school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. His father is a Sierra Leonean and his mother is a Ghanaian. Elba grew up in East Ham. He began helping an uncle with his wedding-DJ business at age 14, and within a year had started his own DJ company with some friends. He left school at 16 and won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre—thanks to a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant – but then ende...
Although his film, television, and stage work officially commenced around 1992, in 1995 he landed his first role on a series called Bramwell, a medical drama set in 1890s England. Elba's first credited role arrived in 1995, with a supporting role as a gigolo on the episode of the farcical series Absolutely Fabulous, entitled \\"Sex.\\" Many supporting roles on British television followed, including such series as The Bill, Degrees of Error, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, and The Governor. He then jo...
In 2006, Elba also signed on as the lead of the 2007 comedy Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, playing Monty, a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with a six-figure attorney (Gabrielle Union) helping him gain custody of his kids, and finds the relationship and his custody hopes threatened by the re-arrival of his ex-wife. He also joined the supporting cast of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks Later, the horror-themed sequel to Danny Boyle's 2002 zombie picture 28 Days Later also release...
In 2001, Elba appeared in music videos for Fat Joe, Angie Stone and British rapper Giggs. In 2006, Elba recorded the four-song EP Big Man for Hevlar Records. He also co-produced and performed on the intro to Jay-Z's 2007 album American Gangster. He also DJ'd at the 2007 NBA All Star parties at the Venetian Hotel and Ice House Lounge in Las Vegas. Elba also appeared in the Respect My Conglomerate music video for Busta Rhymes's 2009 Back on My BS album. In July 2009, Elba was the DJ for BET's n...
Elba is currently divorced. He and his ex-wife have a daughter named Isan, born in 2002. Though the two split four years after the birth of their child, it is rumored that they are still very good friends. They have been photographed out together on many occasions since the divorce, but neither cares to comment on speculations. Elba is a friend of rappers such as Diddy and Ludacris, and spends much of his time in Atlanta, where he owns a house and lives close to his daughter. He is represente...
1. BET Awards 1. 2010, Best Actor (Won) 2. 2009, Best Actor (Nominated) 3. 2008, Best Actor (Nominated) 4. 2007, Best Actor (Nominated) 2. Black Reel Awards 1. 2006, Best Actor: The Gospel (Nominated) 2. 2006, Best Actor Network/Cable: Sometimes in April (Nominated) 3. Image Awards 1. 2010, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Obsessed (Nominated) 2. 2006, Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series/Television Movie: Sometimes in April (Nominated) 4. Screen Actors Guild Awards 1. 2008, Outstanding...
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Idris Elba: King of Speed. 2013. Idris Elba: Fighter. 2018. Saturday Night Live. 2019. Performer 3 Credits. Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort. 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds.
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