Idris Elba biography

Idris Elba

Actor, Film actor

1972 –

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Who is Idris Elba?

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, singer, rapper and producer who has starred in both British and American productions. He grew up in Canning Town, East London. He is best known for playing Russell "Stringer" Bell and the title role of Detective John Luther in Luther, which airs on BBC One. Elba has won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of DCI Luther. One of Elba's first acting roles was in the soap opera Family Affairs. Other television work has included Ultraviolet, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, and recurring roles in The Office and The Big C. As a film actor, Elba has appeared in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus and Pacific Rim. In addition to his acting work, Elba is a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis/Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist.

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Born
Sep 6, 1972
London Borough of Hackney
Also known as
  • Idrissa Akuna Elba
  • DJ Big Driis
  • Big Driis the Londoner
  • Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba
  • Elba
  • Idris Akuna Elba
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • National Youth Music Theatre
Employment
  • Ford of Britain
Lived in
  • East Ham
  • Canning Town

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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