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Idris Elba


Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Appeared in Fat Joe's music video, "All I Need". 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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6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
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[on the diversity of projects he's been involved with and if there's any kind of role that frightens him] - I would never be fearful of any character. I think there's a tendency for actors like myself, and I don't mean to generalize myself, but I've played "men's men," if you will, characters that are simmering rage and calculated. There's a trend not to play anything that is opposed to that. I ... See more »

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Is an only child to African immigrants living in England. His father was from Sierra Leone and his mother was from Ghana. His name is of Krio African origin. See more »

Nickname:

DJ Big Driis

Star Sign:

Virgo

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