Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. He began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the UK soap opera Family Affairs (1997). His breakthrough role came when he landed a starring role on the U.S. TV show The Wire (2002).

Idris Elba Height, Weight & More

Idris Elba Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)

Idris Elba Height: 6′ 3″ (1.90 m)

Idris Elba Shoe Size/Feet Size: 12 (US)

Idris Elba Star Sign: Virgo

Idris Elba Hair Color: Black

Idris Elba Eye Color: Dark Brown

Date Of Birth: 6 September 1972

Birth Place: Hackney, London, England, UK

Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba

Nickname: DJ Big Driis

Nationality: British

-Sierra Leonean (father)
-Ghanaian (mother)

(His parents are both African. His father is from Sierra Leone and his mother is from Ghana.)

Spouse: Kim Norgaard (m. 1998-2003), Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006-2006)

Partner: Naiyana Garth (2013-)

Parents: Eve Elba, Winston Elba

Children: Isan Elba, Winston Elba


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