Idris Elba is a multi talented English actor, producer, DJ and musician with charming personality. Some of his films includes; Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Jungle Book, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Prom Night and This Christmas.
- Nationality: London, England
- Date of Birth: September, 6, 1972
- Occupation: Actor/ DJ/ Musician
- Net Worth: $20 Million
Idris Elba Biography
Idris Akuna Elba was born on September 6, 1972, in Newham, London. His father Winston Elba was a Sierra Leonean who worked in Ford motor factory while his mother Eve Elba was Ghanaian who has a clerk. See Also: Chris Hemsworth Net Worth ($64.5) and Biography.
Elba attended a school in Canning Town but left school in 1988 and later became a member of the National Youth Music Theater.
Idris Elba is currently engaged to Canadian model and former beauty queen, Sabrina Dhowre.
His first marriage was with Hanne Norgaard, a makeup artist in 1999. They have a daughter together, Isan. They became officially divorced in 2003.
He also dated Naiyana Garth from 2013 to 2016. They had a son Winston Elba, born in 2014. Elba later married again in 2006, to Sonya Hamlin, a lawyer. The marriage lasted for only 6 months.
Idris Elba Career Path
At the age of 19, Elba started working in nightclubs, under the DJ nickname Big Driis.
He started auditioning for roles in his early 20’s, his acting debut came in 1995, when he starred as a guest in “Absolutely Fabulous” and Branwell. He also appeared in many other TV series like Ultraviolet (1998), Law & Order (2001), Girlfriends (2005), Sometimes in April (2005), The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (2008), The Big C (2010) and Demons Never Die (2011).
Elba other movies includes; Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Prom Night (2008), The Unborn (2009), Obsessed (2009), The Losers (2010), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Beasts of No Nation (2015), Bastilie Day (2016), The Mountain Between Us (2017) and so on…. See Also: Kevin Spacey Net Worth ($120 Million) and Biography.
In 2006, he released an EP, Big Man, under the name Driis, and the following year he wrote and produced a track for Jay-Z’s album American Gangster. The year 2010 brought another Driis EP, High Class Problems, Vol. 1, and he also appeared on Pharoahe Monch’s 2011 album W.A.R. He has been featured for VVIP, a group from Ghana, Skepta and Nigeria singer Dbanj.
Idris Elba Net Worth
His current net worth is $20 million and is projected to increase by 10% in the next five years.