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Idris Elba


Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. He was born an only child and grew up in London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Appeared in and directed the music video, "Lover of the Light", by Mumford & Sons. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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[on being considered a sex symbol] Look, when I wasn't on TV or in films, I didn't get any special attention when I went out. Some beautiful people always attract attention. I didn't until I got on television. So I'm on these lists only because I'm on TV. It happens to me all the time, still. I'll sit in a pub and nobody will recognize me. I might see an attractive woman, but she doesn't ... See more »

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Became a father for the 2nd time at age 41 when his girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to their son Winston Elba on April 17, 2014. See more »

Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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The wire treynolds230
As the Green Lantern alex-cp8
Why is this guy not signed on the play Black Panther?!?!?!?! RickGrimesForPrez
Do some Americans not like Idris because he's British? amanda_m87
Is he the black Sean Bean? Miliowee
Can Danzel and Will Smith please go away? bangersuper
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