September 6, 1972
50 years old
6 ft 2½ in | 189 cm
96 kg | 211.5 lbs
43 in | 109 cm
12 US | 45 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Idrissa Akuna Elba was born in Hackney, London, England, on September 6, 1972, is an English actor and musician.
Young Idris Elba first started performing in school theater productions.
He got his television debut in BBC sitcom 2point4 Children (1994) in episode "Fortuosity" in role as Parachute Instructor.
He made his big screen debut in French comedy film Belle maman (1999) in role as Grégoire.
Elba's breakthrough performance came as Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO crime drama series The Wire (2002-2004).
He landed his directorial debut with crime drama film Yardie (2018).
How tall is Idris Elba and what is his weight? Idris Elba's height is 6' 2½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 189 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 211.5 іn pоunds or 96 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Idris Elba is 50 years old.
Idris Elba net worth is around 40 million dollars.
He portrayed Heimdall in Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Nelson Mandela in biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013).
He won the BET Award for Best Actor for his role as Captain William Roque in action comedy movie The Losers (2010).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role as Commandant in war drama movie Beasts of No Nation (2015).
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Tango in biographical crime movie American Gangster (2007).
He was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his role as Augustin Muganza in historical drama film Sometimes in April (2005).
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Colin Evans in thriller movie No Good Deed (2014).
He was nominated for the Kids' Choice Blimp Award for Favorite Villain for his role as Krall in space opera film Star Trek Beyond (2016).
He was nominated for the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Charlie Jaffey in crime drama movie Molly's Game (2017).
He was nominated for the National Film Award, UK for Outstanding Performance for his role as Brixton Lore in action film Hobbs & Shaw (2019).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor and the Critics Choice Super Award for Best Actor in a Superhero Movie for his role as Bloodsport in superhero movie The Suicide Squad (2021).
He was nominated for the Critics Choice Super Award Best Villain in a Movie for his role as as Rufus Buck in Western movie The Harder They Fall (2021).
He was nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in Film for his role as Djinn in fantasy romantic drama film Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022).
The Dark Tower (2017) dark science fantasy Western action as Roland Deschain
The Gunman (2015) action thriller as DuPont
Daddy's Little Girls (2007) romantic comedy drama as Monty James
The Reaping (2007) psychological horror thriller as Ben
RocknRolla (2008) crime comedy as Mumbles
Obsessed (2009) thriller as Derek Charles
Takers (2010) action crime thriller as Gordon Cozier
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) superhero as Moreau
Prometheus (2012) science fiction as Captain Janek
He voiced Chief Bogo in animated buddy cop film Zootopia (2016).
He was nominated for the BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role for his voice role as Shere Khan in adventure movie The Jungle Book (2016).
He voiced Fluke in animated adventure film Finding Dory (2016).
Pacific Rim (2013) science fiction monster as Stacker Pentecost
The Mountain Between Us (2017) drama as Ben Bass
Beast (2022) survival action horror as Dr. Nate Samuels
He voiced Knuckles the Echidna in action adventure comedy film Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022).
Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023) crime drama as DCI John Luther
He was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO crime drama series The Wire (2002-2004).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie for his role as Detective John Luther in British crime drama television series Luther (2010–2018).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Lenny in dramedy The Big C (2010).
The Bill (1994, 1995) British police procedural series as Earl Lee, Alex Mason
The Governor (1996) drama series as Officer Chiswick
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1996) crime drama series as Raffy, Pest Controller
Insiders (1997) drama series as Robinson Bennett
Family Affairs (1997) British soap opera as Tim Webster
Ultraviolet (1998) British series as Vaughan Rice
Dangerfield (1999) medical drama series as Matt Gregory
He played Russell "Stringer" Bell in HBO series The Wire (2002-2004).
The Office (2009) NBC sitcom as Charles Miner
He won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Kentoro "Kent" Abbasi in drama miniseries Guerrilla (2017).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Television for Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series for his role as Charlie Ayo in Netflix comedy series Turn Up Charlie (2019).
In the Long Run (2018-2019) Sky One sitcom as Walter
He hosted Saturday Night Live (2019), in episode "Idris Elba/Khalid".
Hijack (2023) thriller miniseries as Sam Nelson
Attended Kingsland High School.
Studied drama at Barking and Dagenham College in London.
He left school in 1988 to join the National Youth Music Theatre.
Has Sierra Leone and Ghanaian ancestry
He is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis.
Fan of Lady Gaga.
He suffers from claustrophobia.
Featured in music videos for:
Giggs "Hustle On" (2012)
Mumford and Sons "Lover of the Light" (2012)
Macklemore "Dance Off" (2016)
Wiley, Sean Paul, & Stefflon Don "Boasty" (2019)
Stormzy "Vossi Bop" (2019)
He released Extended plays:
2006: Big Man
2009: Kings Among Kings
2010: High Class Problems Vol. 1
2014: Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela
He released album Murdah Loves John (The John Luther Character Album) in 2015.
He launched his record label "7Wallace Music" in 2018.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2016.
Fan of Arsenal F.C.
Good friend with Jamie Foxx.
He voiced Coach Ernie Ames in video game NBA 2K20 (2019).
He voiced Solomon Reed in video game Cyberpunk 2077 (2023).
Lives in New York City and Los Angeles.
Has been in relationship with Naiyana Garth (2013-2016), they have one son, Winston.
He dated K. Michelle (2013-2014).
He was married to:
Hanne "Kim" Nørgaard (1999-2003), they have one daughter, Isan
Sonya Nicole Hamlin (2006-2006)
He married model and actress Sabrina Dhowre in 2019.