Idris Elba

 

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Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. Elba grew up in Canning Town, East London. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. He has worked in a variety of TV roles including Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He is also known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell, a Baltimore druglord and aspiring businessman, in HBO's The Wire. Elba is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist. In 2009, Elba appeared on a six-episode arc of the American sitcom The Office, playing Charles Miner, Michael Scott's new boss. In 2010, he appeared in the action film The Losers in the role of Roque, the second-in-command of a black-ops team. The same year, he appeared in the thriller Takers

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Idris Elba

Born 1972-09-06 (46 years ago) in Canning Town, London, England, UK.
Height 190 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Luther) 45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 Luther
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Luther) 69th Golden Globe Awards 2011 Luther
BET Award for Best Actor (Luther) BET Awards 2011 2011 Luther
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Luther) 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 Luther
BET Award for Best Actor (The Losers) BET Awards 2010 2010 The Losers
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
BET Award for Best Actor (Luther) BET Awards 2012 2012 Luther
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Luther) 17th Satellite Awards 2012 Luther
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Luther) 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 Luther
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Luther) 69th Golden Globe Awards 2011 Luther
BET Award for Best Actor (Takers) BET Awards 2011 2011 Takers
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Luther) 16th Satellite Awards 2011 Luther
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Luther) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Luther
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (The Big C) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 The Big C
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film (Luther) 15th Satellite Awards 2010 Luther
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (American Gangster) 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 American Gangster
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Naiyana Garth(Sambo: 2013–) 2013 Sambo
Sonya Nicole Hamlin(Gifta: 2006–2006) 2006 2006 Gifta
Hanne "Kim" Norgaard(Gifta: 1998–2003) 1998 2003 Gifta
Dormowa Sherman(Gifta) Gifta
Children

Isan Elba, Winston Elba

Parents

Winston Elba, Eve Elba

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Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born 6 September 1972) is a British television, theatre, and film actor who has starred in both British and American productions. Elba grew up in Canning Town, East London. One of his first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. He has worked in a variety of TV roles including Ultraviolet and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He is also known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell, a Baltimore druglord and aspiring businessman, in HBO's The Wire. Elba is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist.

In 2009, Elba appeared on a six-episode arc of the American sitcom The Office, playing Charles Miner, Michael Scott's new boss. In 2010, he appeared in the action film The Losers in the role of Roque, the second-in-command of a black-ops team. The same year, he appeared in the thriller Takers. Elba played the title role of Detective John Luther in the 6-part BBC television show Luther that aired from May 4, 2010 on BBC One.

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