Idris Elba Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Idris Elba Biography
  • Name: Idris Elba
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $15 Million
  • Status: Alive

Idris Elba is an English actor, rapper, singer and DJ. He’s known for shows like Family Affairs, The Wire and Luther. His film credits include Thor (2010), Pacific Rim (2013) and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). Elba was born Idrissa Akuna Elba on September 6, 1972 in Hackney, London. His parents are Winston and Eve. He is an only child. Elba spent his childhood in Hackney and East Ham. He studied at the National Youth Music Theatre in London, England.

Elba’s early television credits include The Bill, The Governor, and The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. He followed up with more significant roles in Family Affairs, Ultraviolet, and Dangerfield. Elba then moved to the United States. There he was cast as Russell “Stringer” Bell in the HBO crime drama series, The Wire (2002-04). He later starred as “DCI John Luther” in the British crime drama, Luther (2010-15). His performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a series. Elba guest starred as “Charles Miner” in 7 episodes of the comedy series, The Office (2009).

Elba starred as “Monty James” opposite Gabrielle Union in Daddy’s Little Girls (2007). The film was directed and produced by Tyler Perry. That same year Elba held supporting roles in 28 Weeks Later (2007) and This Christmas (2007). He starred alongside Beyonce Knowles in the thriller Obsessed (2009). Elba portrayed “Nelson Mandela” in the biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). The film also stars Naomie Harris. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song. Elba’s other films include No Good Deed (2014) with Taraji P. Henson, Star Trek Beyond (2016) with John Cho, and The Dark Tower (2017) with Matthew McConaughey. He lent his voice to the 2016 animated films Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Finding Dory.

In addition to acting, Elba is a musician and DJ. He raps under the moniker “Big Driis”. His debut EP, Big Man, was released in 2006 by Hevlar Records. He co-produced the intro to Jay Z‘s 10th studio album, American Gangster (2007). Elba’s other EPs are Kings Among Kings (2009), High Class Problems Vol. 1 (2010) and Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela (2014). The album, Murdah Loves John (The John Luther Character Album), was released in 2015. Elba has worked with a number of recording artists such as rapper Fat Joe and singer K. Michelle. He opened for pop star Madonna during her 2015 Rebel Heart Tour in Germany.

Idris Elba is 6ft 2in tall and he’s of Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian descent. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Elba was married to make-up artist ‘Hanne Norgaard’ from 1999 to 2003. They have a daughter named Isan. His second wife was real estate attorney ‘Sonya Hamlin’. They tied the knot in April 2006 but the marriage was annulled in August 2006. Elba began a relationship with ‘Naiyana Garth’ in 2013. The two welcomed a son, Winston, in April 2014.

Idris Elba Bio, Net Worth, Facts
Photo By DFID (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Idris Elba Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba
  • Birthday: September 6, 1972
  • How Old : Age: 46 years old
  • Place of Birth: Hackney, London, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor, Musician
  • Years Active: 1994-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $15 Million
  • Marriage(s): Hanne “Kim” Norgaard, Sonya Nicole Hamlin
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

Is Idris Elba Dead or Alive?