Tuesday 6 October 2020

Idris Elba

Idrissa Akuna Elba, the English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and DJ was born on 6th September 1972, at London, England. He is the son of Winston, a worker at the Ford Dagenham plant, and Eve. His father was from Sierra Leon and mother from Ghana. He started his own DJ business in the age of 15, and did odd jobs including tyre-fitting, and cold-calling. 

Elba’s debut in acting was in the BBC television program named Crimewatch in 1994. His first significant role was in Bramwell, which is a medical drama set in the England of 1890s. His most prominent roles include Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Her has appeared in films including American Gangster, Thor, and its sequels, including the Avengers franchise, Pacific Rim, and Molly’s Game. 

He has appeared in various music videos for Fat Joe, Angie Stone, and Giggs. He launched his record label in July 2018, named as 7Wallace Music. He has earned the Golden Globe nominations four times, winning one for the Gest Actor, and also was nominated for the Prime time Emmy Award. 

Idris Elba Religion

Elba was raised in Sierra Leone, an area populated with Muslims. However, he has not identified himself as consisting of any religion. He has stated that he is not religious, but spiritual. He likes to include himself in the portion of the people on earth who has no religion. He likes to do meditation and yoga, but it cannot be identified as a likeness for Buddhism. 

It is safe to assume that Idris Elba is not religious, but is spiritual. 

Idris Elba Political Views

Elba has worked for the eradication of Ebola from West Africa in collaboration with the UK government. He addressed the UK government in 2016, for addressing the matter about lack of diversity on screen. 

Reports say that Elba is a supporter of the Democratic Party. He has talked in support of the democratic candidates and has given donations too. 

Who is he dating?

           Elba got married to Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard, in 1999, and the couple has a daughter. They got separated in 2003, ending five years of their married life. He was in a relationship with Naiyana Garth, with whom he has a son. 

           Later in 2006, he married Sonya Nicole Hamlin. In the same year, after four months of their marriage. He met the Somali-Canadian Sabrina Dhowre in 2017. Later in February 2018, they got engaged, and married on April 2019. 

Idris Elba Hobbies

He is a great supporter of Arsenal F.C., and loves watching their matches. Also, he has written a book with the name Idris Elba; Fighter, and a documentary with the same name. It can be assume dhat Elba loves reading and writing a lot.  

Interesting Facts

    • He has British and Sierra Leonean citizenship. 

    • He has done voice roles as the Chief Bogo in Zootopia, Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, and sea lion Fluke in Finding Dory. 

    • He was selected as the Sexiest Man Alive for 2018 by the People’s magazine.