Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE was born on 6 September 1972 and works as an actor, producer, and musician in the United Kingdom.



He is 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).

The actor is said to be married to his beautiful wife Sabrina Elba with whom they got married in 2009 and have since been together after the actor’s breakup with his two previous wives.



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.

Idris Elba has two children from previous relationships. He has a daughter, Isan Elba, who was born in 2002. Isan is Idris’ eldest child with his first wife, Kim Norgaard.

Idris also has a son, Winston Elba, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Winston is Idris’ youngest child and was born in April 2014.

Idris Elba Parents: Meet Eve Elba and Winston Elba

Idris Elba’s parents are Winston Elba and Eve Elba. Idris father is said to hail from Sierra Leon whiles her mother is also said to come from Ghana.

According to reports, Winston worked at Ford Dagenham; whiles his mother, Eve,  had a clerical duty.

Idris is said to be the only child of their parents and for that matter received a lot of love and care from his parents who always showered him with lots of love.

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