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Idris Elba


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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Prometheus
Prometheus Janek
(2012)
Zootopia
Zootopia Chief Bogo
(2016)
Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim Stacker Pentecost
(2013)
Thor
Thor Heimdall
(2011)

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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in "Blow Your Mind" by rap artist Styles P., featuring Swizz Beatz. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being considered a sex symbol] Look, when I wasn't on television 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 television. 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 ... See more »

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Born on the same date as Anika Noni Rose. See more »

Trademark:

Strong London accent See more »

Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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