Idris Elba Biography : Age, Height, Affairs, Girlfriend, TV Series, Networth

idris elba biography

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Wiki and Biography

Idris is a british actor born on 6 September 1972 in Hackney, London. His birth name is Idrissa Akuna Elba but people often call him by various nick names like Dj Big Driis, 7 Dub and Big Driis. He is an actor, rapper and producer by profession.

Real NameIdris Elba
Nick Name / Pet NameIdris, DJ Big Driis, Big Driis, 7 Dub
Other NameIdrissa Akuna Elba
ProfessionActor, Rapper, Producer
First AgencyCo-Op

Physical Stats and Appearance

Idris is six feet and two inches tall and his weight is approx. ninety five kilograms. He got black curly hair and hazel eyes. His chest size is 43, waist is 34 and biceps are 15 inches.

HeightIn Inches – 6.2′ ( 6 Feet 2 Inches)
In Metre – 1.89 m
In Centimetres – 188 cms
WeightIn Kilograms – 95 Kgs
In Pounds – 211 lbs
Hair ColorBlack
Hair TypeCurly
Eye ColorHazel
Body or Figure Measurements (in Inches.)Chest – 43
Waist – 34
Biceps – 15
Sexual OrientationStraight

Idris Elba Personal Life

Idris is british citizen and stays in London which is also his birth place. His ethnicity is black and he doesn’t follow any religion. His zodiac sign is Virgo and he loves driving.

Date of Birth6 September 1972 (Born at 8:00 AM GDT)
Age as on 202149 Years (as on Dec 2021)
Birth PlaceHackney, London, England
Zodiac SignVirgo
ReligionHe doesn’t follow any
EthnicityBlack (Sierra Leone ancestry)
Current LocationLondon
Languages KnownEnglish

Education and Professional Qualification

SchoolSchool in Canning Town
CollegeBarking and Dagenham College
Acting CourseGraduate in Performing Arts
TheatreNational Youth Music Theatre (1990)

Idris Elba Family and Siblings

FatherWinston Elba (Shop Steward at Ford Dagenham)
MotherEve Elba

Idris Elba Favorite Things

Food PreferenceSteak and Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes
Favorite SingerJohn Holt
Favorite Color
Favorite FilmsThe Champ (1979), Goodfellas (1990)
Favorite SportsFootball
Favorite ActressMeryl Streep
Favorite ActorDenzel Washington
Favorite HobbiesDriving
Favorite Book
Favorite TV Show
Favorite DestinationAfrica

Idris Elba Affairs, Spouse and Children

Idris married thrice till date.

His first wife was ‘Hanne Nørgaard’ aka ‘Kim Elba’, they married in 2009 and after 5 years they divorced in 2003. Idris has a daughter named ‘Isan’ from first wife.

Idris second wife was ‘Sonya Nicole Hamlin’, they married in April 2006 and seperated in August 2006. He has no kids from ‘Sonya’.

He again dared to marry the third time, with ‘Naiyana Garth’, in 2013. The marriage ended in 2016 but he has a boy from ‘Naiyana’, his name is ‘Winston’.

As of December 2021, Idris is dating girlfriend ‘Sabrina Dhowre’. They have been in relationship since 2017.

In the past, he also dated other girls:-

Past Affairs & GirlfriendsYear
Desiree Newberry(2010)
K. Michelle(2013-2014)
Madonna (Rumored Girlfriend)In October 2016, Idris was seen kissing American singer ‘Madonna’

To conclude, Idris married thrice, his current marital status is divorced and have one daughter ‘Isan’ and only son ‘Winston’ (Born on April 17, 2014). However, he is seeing ‘Sabrina Dhowre’ now.

Idris Elba Salary and Net worth

Based on the Idris’s fixed assets and other immovable properties, his estimated networth is approx $35 million US dollars.

SalaryUnder Review
Net WorthApprox $35 Million

Idris Elba Debut

First TV ShowCrimewatch (by BBC)
First AdvertisementStage Newspaper at Red Lion Pub Theatre
First MovieBelle maman (Beautiful Mother 1999)
First TV SeriesBramwell (1995)

Idris Elba Upcoming Projects

We are not aware of Idris’s upcoming projects. As soon as we get any information about his new TV series or movies, we will update it here.

Idris Elba Social Media Accounts

Facebook Profile
Twitter Handle
Instagram Profile

Idris Elba Webseries List

  • The Wire (2002-2004)
  • The Luther
  • Crimewatch
  • Bramwell
  • The Bill
  • The Ruth Rendell Mysteries
  • Family Affairs
  • Inspector Lynley Mysteries
  • Law and Order
  • Sometimes in April
  • Black Men: The Truth
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
  • The Office
  • Luther
  • The Big C
  • Turn Up Charlie
  • In the Long Run

Idris Elba Movies

Daddy’s Little girls 2007
28 Weeks Later2007
The Christmas2007
Prom Night2008
Rock n’ Rolla2008
The Unborn2009
 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 2011
Thor : The Dark World2013
No Good Deed2014
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015
Beast of No Nation2015
The Jungle Book2016
Finding Dory2016
Star Trek beyond2016
The Dark Tower2017
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw2019
The Suicide Squad2021
Sonic the Hedgehog 22021

Awards and Nominations

Idris Elba has been nominated a few times and won several awards:-

  • He won Essense’s Annual Sexiest Man award of the year in 2013.
  • He won male title for ‘Rear of the Year’ award in Britain.
  • He was one of the 50 people named for ‘Making London Awesome’ in September 2018.
  • He got the ‘Mobo Inspiration Award’ in October 2014.

Other Achievements

  • He was chosen by people magazine as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 2018.
  • Idris is the only male featured on ‘Maxim’ Magazine’s cover.

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