Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE was born on 6 September 1972 and works as an actor, producer, and musician in the United Kingdom. He is perhaps best recognized for his roles as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire, DCI John Luther in BBC One’s Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013).
He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film four times and has won one, as well as been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award five times.
Idrissa Akuna Elba was born in the London borough of Hackney to Winston Elba, a Sierra Leonean Creole man who worked at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve, a Ghanaian woman. It was in Sierra Leone when Elba’s parents got married, and then they moved to London.
Born in Hackney and raised in East Ham, Elba used the stage name “Idris” while attending high school in Canning Town, where he got his start in the acting industry.
He attributes his first big break to an advertisement for a play he saw in The Stage; he auditioned and met his first agent while playing in the role. A year later, he had formed his own DJ firm with the support of several of his friends.
Idris Elba Net Worth
Idris Elba is said to be worth $20 million.
Idris Elba Age
Idris Elba is 49 years old since he was born on 6 September 1972
Idris Elba Religion
Elba has indicated that he is spiritual but agnostic/Religious
Idris Elba New Movies
The Suicide Squad
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The Jungle Book 2 2023
The Harder They Fall