Idris Elba | Biography

Posted On: 31 Aug, 2014


Idris Elba | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 06, 1972
Age 45 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Hanne "Kim" Norgaard(div.), Sonya Nicole Hamlin(div.)
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity Mixed-black
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Partner Naiyana Garth
Divorced? Yes
Married Yes
Net Worth $12 Million Dollars
Height 1.90 m
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Isan Elba, Winston Elba

Tall, dark and handsome Idrissa Akuna Elba “Idris Elba” is an actor, producer, DJ and singer by his profession. Active since 1994 he is successful till today’s date with various offers.

He was born on 6 September 1972 in Hackney, London, England. According to her birth date, his age is speculated around 44.

Looking deeply at his early adolescent’s days, he was the person who began working very hard since his childhood days. His father worked at Ford Motor Factory and mother job was clerical.

In the year 1986, he started helping his uncle’s DJ business and later started his own DJ companies in partnership with his friends.

He never gave much importance to his education, but his career as DJ was flourished when he was a teenager. He has worked in many places such as cold-call advertising sales and tyre-fitting.

When he was in his late 19’s, he has worked in night clubs and started auditing to start his acting career in his early twenty’s. He has done numerous movies.

Talking about his filmography, he debuted from the movie Maman in 1999 and his role was Grégoire. He is best known for his outstanding performance in Thor (2011), Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013).

In his acting career, he has won one Golden Globe Award and had nine wins and 34 nominations. He has won several awards like Humanitarian Award, BET Award, Capri Actor Award, Image Award, RTS Television Award and has several nominations.

Thor (2011) got 7.0 rating out of 10 from 369,476 users, 715 user reviews, 493 critics in IMDb.com. 115-minute length movie is full of action, adventure and fantasy directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. The movie is an arrogant god and worth watching.

Prometheus (2012) got 7.1 rating out of 10 from 363,878 users, 2,222 user reviews, 746 critics in IMDb.com.

The movie is full of adventure, mystery and Science Fiction directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof. The stars are Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender.

Pacific Rim (2013) got 7.1 rating out of 10 from 275,041 users, 1046 user review, 550 critic review in IMDb.com. 132 min film is based on action, adventure and science fiction directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham. Stars of the film are Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) got 7.2 rating out of 10 from 255,336 users, 484 user reviews, 442 critics in IMDb.com. 112 min film is entertaining based on action, adventure and fantasy directed by Alan Taylor and written by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus.

Moving towards his personal life biography, he was married to his girlfriend Hanne "Kim" Norgaard after dating for given period, but things didn’t go right and they were separated with divorce.

They were in a relationship from 1998 to 2003. Later on, 2006 Sonya Nicole Hamlin became his wife and life partner. He is blessed with children and has 14 years old daughter.

There is no doubt on his success; he is the man with the name, fame, and money. According to site celebrity net worth his net worth is estimated around $12 million.

He is active in an interview and in one of his interviews he has denied the rumor that he is going to be black James Bond. He believes he has his own identity and he is happy with the way he is.

He was also rumored about his sexual orientation that he is gay, but it is not true. His shirtless pictures and rare but other photos can be accessed from internet sites.

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The actor stands tall with his great height six ft. 2 in and his fan can follow him on wiki and twitter.