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About Idris Elba
Idris Elba is a British actor, singer, DJ, writer and rapper known for his portrayal of characters such as Stringer Bell from the crime drama TV series "The Wire", Nelson Mandela from the 2013 biographical film, "Nelson" and John Luther from the crime drama series "Luther". His other notable film credits include: 2007's "American Gangster", 2009's "Obsessed", 2012's "Prometheus" and 2015's "Beasts of No Nation".
He was born to a Sierra Leonean father named Wiston and a Ghanaian mother named Eve.
He's been married multiple times. His first marriage was to Hanne Nørgaard. He fathered a daughter with her in 2002. He and Hanne were married from 1999 all the way to 2003. He married again for the second time in 2006. This time around it was to a woman named Sonya Hamlin. The marriage ended that same year.
In 2014, he fathered his second child with a girlfriend named Naiyana Garth. Five years later (in 2019), Elba got married for the third time. This marriage was to Sabrirna Dhowre.
He is also a professional musician who has collaborated with the likes of Jay Z, Pharoahe Monch and Angie Stone. Throughout his musical career, he has released several singles and EPs.
He won his first ever Golden Globe Award in 2011 for his role in "Luther".
On March 16th, 2020, he announced that he had tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. He subsequently placed himself in self-isolation after the test.
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Famous quotes by Idris Elba
I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good.Idris Elba
I'd rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that's it. Hopefully that's it.Idris Elba
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?Idris Elba
It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears.Idris Elba
The long and short of it is that I am now in a position in England to green light movies, and that's really excellent - not high-budget movies, but movies none the less.Idris Elba
There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character.Idris Elba
White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change.Idris Elba
You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol.Idris Elba
Idris Elba's Popularity
Idris Elba is a famous British actor, who was born on September 6, 1972. As a person born on this date, Idris Elba is listed in our database as the 5th most popular celebrity for the day (September 6) and the 28th most popular for the year (1972).
People born on September 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Idris Elba is the 229th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Idris Elba's birthday, Idris Elba is the 43rd most famous British and ranks 1st in famous people born in Hackney, London, England, UK.
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