Date of birth: 09/06/1972 Year
Age: 42 year
Place of birth: Hackney, London, UK
Elba starred in the American and British projects. He is best known for his role as Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell narkolorda and ambitious businessman in the critically acclaimed series, HBO ‘The Wire’ (‘The Wire’). In addition to the acting profession, Elba – DJ, performing under the pseudonym DJ Big Driis / Big Driis the Londoner, and hip hop soul singer.
Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba (Idrissa Akuna ‘Idris’ Elba) was born on September 6, 1972-th in Hackney, London, England (Hackney, London, England). The only child of his father, a native of Sierra Leone (Sierra Leonean) and the mother is originally from Ghana (Ghanaian), he grew up in Canning Town, East London (Canning Town, East London). He started helping his uncle, wedding DJ, in 1986, after which founded his own DJ-company with friends.
He left school in 1988 and got a job at the National Youth Theatre of Music thanks to a grant for ? 1,500. He quickly tired of making “cold calls” and advertise everything, to pay the bills, and in 1991 he began working as a DJ under the name Big Driis. When Idris twenties, it is time to numerous television plays.
Officially, the work on television, in films and on stage began around 1992, but only in 1995, Elba earned first role in the television series ‘Bramwell’. He played a supporting role – Hilton gigolo – in an episode of “Nice to live not forbid ‘(‘ Absolutely Fabulous’), entitled ‘Sex’, and then appeared in numerous television series, including ‘Ruth Rendell Mysteries’ and’ The Governor ‘. Becoming a member of the ensemble cast of soap opera ‘Family Business’ (‘Family Affairs’), Idris has earned a prominent position in the other series, ‘Ultraviolet’ (‘Ultraviolet’). Continuing to earn popularity, he played a forensic scientist in the series ‘Danger Zone’ (‘Dangerfield’).
After moving to New York (New York City), the Elbe from time to time he returned to England, where he continued to appear periodically. So, he played in one of the most popular TV series “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries’ (‘Inspector Lynley Mysteries’).
From 2002 to 2004 it was transformed into one of his most famous characters in the United States, Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell of the drama series “The Wire.”
On the big screen he flashed in dramedii Idris ‘Father’s Daughter’ (‘Daddy’s Little Girls’) of 2007, playing Monty lone father, who with the help of a female attorney named Julia is trying to regain custody of their three young daughters. He played in the horror Stone ’28 Weeks Later ‘(’28 Weeks Later’) Fresnadilo Juan Carlos (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) and the role of Quentin Whitfield in dramedii ‘Christmas’ (‘Christmas’) Preston A. Whitmore II (Preston A. Whitmore II ).
In 2008, the Elbe was transformed into a detective in horror ‘Graduation’ (‘Prom Night’) and starred in director Guy Ritchie (Guy Ritchie) in Action ‘RocknRolla’ (‘RocknRolla’). In January 2009, he was expected to shoot the horror film “The Unborn ‘(‘ The Unborn ‘). He starred in the successful thriller “Obsession ‘(‘ Obsessed ‘) with Beyonce Knowles (Beyonce Knowles), who in the first weekend grossed $ 29 million.
In 2010, the actor was invited to shoot the thriller ‘Legacy’, played in the action-comedy ‘Losers’ Sylvain White (Sylvain White) and, together with Hayden Christensen (Hayden Christensen), Paul Walker (Paul Walker) and Chris Brown (Chris Brown ) has received a leading role in the criminal action movie ‘Boys raiders’ (‘Takers’).
In 2011, the Elbe was involved in the shooting of the film ‘Thor’ (‘Thor’). In 2012, it can be seen in the role of the Moro fantasy thriller “Ghost Rider 2 ‘(‘ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ‘), which starred Nicolas Cage will play again (Nicolas Cage).
June 22, 2011 th it was announced that the actor will star in one of the starring roles in the new sci-fi action ‘Zone Asia-Pacific region’ (‘Pacific Rim’) Guillermo del Toro (Guillermo del Toro).
In 2006, Idris released his EP ‘Big Man’ with four songs. After he presented the single, ‘Please Be True’, started work on the second mini-album, ‘Kings Among Kings’. His third EP, ‘High Class Problems Vol. 1 ‘, it was presented in the United Kingdom in February 2010.
At the moment there is no companion Elbe. From 1997 to 2001 he was married to actress D. Sherman (Dormowa Sherman), who in 2002 gave him his daughter Isan (Isan). Today, most of the time the actor held in London, but at the same time do not forget to come to Atlanta, where he has a house, in order to maintain a close relationship with the Isan.
In the April issue of ‘Essence’ of 2004, Idris was in the first list of ’10 Hottest Men on the Planet ‘, and then again came back in November 2005. In May 2007, he was named one of the “100 most beautiful people in the world” according to the magazine ‘People’. In August of 2010, Idris graced the cover of the magazine ‘Ebony’.
In February 2011, the Elbe criticized Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry) for his franchise ‘Madea Goes’ (‘Madea’). He deplored the tendency to expose black characters caricatured light, ‘jester’, just as in the ‘Nutty Professor’ (‘Nutty Professor’) and ‘Big Momma’s House’ (‘Big Momma’s House’).
‘Imagine that in the film’ Home ‘(‘ Inception ‘) was originally whole cast black. Do you think he would have been successful? He began to watch people? But all the questions disappear when it comes to white. This is what we have to change. “
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