Idris Elba Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth

Get to know the multi-talented star of The Wire

Name: Idris Elba
Age: 48 years old
Date of Birth: September 6, 1972
Birth Place: London, England
Relationship Status: Married
Height: 6’ 2”
Occupation: Actor, producer, writer, musician, DJ, singer, and rapper
Best Known for: The Wire, Luther, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Nationality: English

Get to know Idris Elba, a renaissance man

Idris Elba can do it all. His titles include actor, author, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and vocalist.

And that’s not all. The Brit broke an auto racing speed record at the Pendine Sands’ “Flying Mile” driving his Bentley. He also trains and fights in kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

Oh, and did we mention Elba was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine? Let’s get to know more about this modern-day renaissance man.

What is Idris Elba’s full name?

His full name is Idrissa Akuna Elba.

What is his nationality?

Elba is from England, so he is English.

What is his profession?

Idris is an actor, producer, writer, musician, DJ, singer, and rapper.

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What is Idris Elba known for?

Elba is best known for the characters he plays on TV: Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire and DCI John Luther in BBC One’s Luther. He also is known for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

In 2018 People magazine named Elba the Sexiest Man Alive. He was honored in 2016 as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

How old is Idris Elba?

He is 48 years old.

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When was he born?

Elba was born on September 6, 1972, in the Borough of Hackney, London, England, UK.

How tall is Idris Elba?

His height is 6’ 2”.

How much does he weigh?

Elba weighs 215 lbs.

Does Idris Elba have children?

Idris Elba has two children, his daughter Isan Elba (born in 2002) and his son Winston Elba (born in 2014).

Who are his parents?

Idris’ father Winston Elba was a shop steward at Ford Dagenham. He died of lung cancer in 2013. His mother is Eve Elba.

Does he have any siblings?

Idris Elba does not have any siblings.