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Idris Elba

Actor Idris Elba

Full Name: Idrissa Elba
Profession: Actor

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Came to fame playing the character of Stringer Bell in HBO's critically acclaimed TV series "The Wire" (2002-08). Went on to star in the UK crime series "Luther" for which Elba won a Golden Globe and and Screen Actors Guild award.

Elba has also portrayed the character of Heimdall in the Thor movies opposite Chris Hemsworth and in two Avengers films as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018 Elba directed his first feature "Yardie".

As well as his work in on screen Elba has performed as a DJ as "DJ Big Driis" and as an R&B musician.

Born: September 6, 1972
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Age: 47 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo

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