Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor.An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work.Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant.He began auditioning for television parts in his early twenties. He has starred in both British and American productions. One of his first acting roles was in the UK soap opera Family Affairs (1997). His breakthrough role came when he landed a starring role on the U.S. TV show The Wire (2002).
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 38 nominations.
|The Queen Latifah Show||Unknown||2013|
|The Big C||Unknown||2010-08-16|
|Luther||DCI John Luther 21 episodes, 2010-2019||2010-10-17|
|The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency||Unknown||2009-03-29|
|Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices||Unknown||2009-04-05|
|The Graham Norton Show||Unknown||2007-02-22|
|The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Unknown||2005-06-20|
|The Wire||Russell 'Stringer' Bell 37 episodes, 2002-2004||2002-06-02|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Unknown||2000-12-30|
|Law & Order||Unknown||1990-09-13|