|Date of Birth||6 September 1972, Hackney, London, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Idrissa Akuna Elba|
|Nickname||DJ Big Driis|
|Height||6' 2¾" (1.9 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.
He began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the UK soap opera Family Affairs (1997). His breakthrough role came when he landed a starring role on the U.S. TV show The Wire (2002).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad
|Kim||(1999 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)|