Idrissa Akuna Elba is an English actor and musician born on 6th September 1972. As a child, he was interested in acting. Idris began his professional acting career in 1995 in a series, Bramwell. Following that, he performed several supporting roles in series such as The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and The Bill. Elba received his breakthrough by landing a role in the 2002 HBO drama series The Wire. The role of Russell “Stringer” Bell in the series bestowed him with commercial success and fame. Along with television, Idris as well starred in several successful films including Daddy’s Little girls, Thor, Thor: The Dark World and Star trek Beyond. In 2015, he starred as Heimdall in the superhero blockbuster film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Elba was honored with numerous accolades and nominations throughout his career such as BET Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award. In his personal life, Idris Elba became married with makeup artist Hanne “Kim” Norgaard in 1999 but the couple got divorced in 2003. Later on, he dated Naiyana Garth from 2013 to 2016.
Idris Elba Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba
- Nicknames: Idris, Big Driis
- Date of Birth: 6 September 1972
- Birthplace: Newham, London, England
- Occupation: Actor, DJ, Musician
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Idris Elba Body Measurements Height Weight Biceps Size Vital Statistics
Idris Elba Family Details:
- Father: Winston Elba
- Mother: Eve Elba
- Siblings: None
- Spouse Name: Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006), Hanne “Kim” Norgaard (m. 1999–2003)
- Children Name: Winston Elba (Son), Isan Elba (Daughter)
Idris Elba Relationships History:
- Hanne Norgaard (m. 1999–2003)
- Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006)
- Naiyana Garth (2013-2016)
Idris Elba Career Highlights:
- First Film: Belle maman (1999)
- First TV Show: 2point4 Children (1994)
- First Videogame: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
Idris Elba Body Measurements:
Following is the list of complete Idris Elba body measurements such as height, weight, chest, waist, biceps and shoe size details of the actor.
- Height: 6′ 3″ (190 cm)
- Weight: 86 kg (190 pounds)
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 10 (US)
- Chest Size: 43 inches
- Waist Size: 34 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 16 inches
Idris Elba Interesting Facts:
- Idris is an actor, musician and DJ.
- He got his breakthrough from the HBO series The Wire.
- Elba is an avid fan of Arsenal F.C. since he was a teenager.
- Idris worked in various jobs such as Tyre-fitting and cold-call advertising sales.