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Idris Elba

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Elba in 2018
Born
Idrissa Akuna Elba

6 September 1972 (1972-09-06) (age 49)
Other names
  • DJ Big Driis
  • Big Driis the Londoner
  • Big Driis
  • 7 Dub
  • Me Innit
Citizenship British, Sierra Leonean (since 2019)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • DJ
  • rapper
  • singer
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s)
Hanne Nørgaard
(m. 1999; div. 2003)

Sonya Nicole Hamlin
(m. 2006; annul. 2006)

Sabrina Dhowre
(m. 2019)
Partner(s) Naiyana Garth (2013–2016)
Children 2
Awards Full list
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels Parlophone, 7Wallace

Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba (born 6 September 1972) OBE is a British actor, movie producer, rapper and musician. He is known for his roles in American Gangster, Takers, The Losers, Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim Job and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He won a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2016.

On 16 March 2020, Elba announced that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19 during the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.

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