Idris Elba
Idris Elba
Real Name/Full Name Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Idris Elba, DJ Big Driis, Big Driis the Londoner, Big Driss, 7 Dub, and Me Innit
Birth Place: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 September 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 189 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 97 Kg
In Pounds – 214 lbs
Eye Color:  Dark Brown
Hair Color:  Black
Parents Name: Father – Winston
Mother – Eve
Siblings:  N/A
School:  Kingsland High School, Canning Town
College:  N/A
Religion:  Christian
Nationality:  British, Sierra Leonean
Zodiac Sign:  Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status:  Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sabrina Dhowre Elba (m. 2019), Sonya Nicole Hamlin (m. 2006–2006), Hanne Norgaard (m. 1999–2003)
Kids/Children Name:  Isan Elba and Winston Elba
Profession:  Actor, writer, producer, DJ, rapper, and singer
Net Worth:  $35 million
Last Updated: June 2024

The world of cinematography has witnessed numerous talented individuals cast on the big screens, but only a handful of them can leave a mark due to their exceptional work and outstanding talent. One of those talented individuals is Idris Elba. Idris transitioned into fame for his roles in popular films and TV series such as Luther and The Wire.

Well, how well do you know about Idris Elba? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Idris Elba’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Idris Elba to date.

Biography and Early Life

Idris Elba was born to parents Winston and Eva, who were then residents of the London Borough of Hackney. His father, Winston, was a Sierra Leonean and was employed at the Ford Dagenham plant, while his mother, Eva, was of Ghanaian descent. Eva and Winston got married while they were in Sierra Leone and shifted to London down the line.

Idris witnessed his upbringing in parts of Hackney and East Ham. Idris has always credited the British weekly newspaper The Stage for assisting him in getting his first break after he came across an advertisement for a play posted on the paper. Idris started assisting his uncle with his business as a wedding DJ in 1986, and it wasn’t even a year before he decided to start his venture as a DJ.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Idris Elba in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Idris Elba’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 6 September 1972. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 189 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 214 lbs in Pound and 97 kg in Kilograms.


Idris attended Kingsland High School but dropped out in 1988 to follow his passion for acting and theatre. He secured a place in the National Youth Music Theatre after earning a 1,500 Euros Prince’s Trust Grant. During this time, Idris worked various odd jobs to support himself while he secured roles during his early days.

He did all sorts of jobs, including tire-fitting, cold calling, and night shifts during his time in Ford Dagenham. He also worked as a DJ at nightclubs and earned the nickname Big Driis but soon decided to audition for roles on television while he was just in his twenties.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Idris Elba With Wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba
Idris Elba With Wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Idris has been married thrice. His first marriage was with Hanne Kim Norgaard in 1999, but their relationship came to an end in 2003. He was then married to Sonya Nicole Hamlin. Their marriage lasted for just four months in the year 2006. Idris has two children, a daughter named Kim and a son he had with his previous girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. Idris got in a relationship with Sabrina Dhowre and later married her on February 10, 2018.

Is Idris Elba Gay?

Idris Elba is not gay, and his sexual orientation is straight. He has been highly supportive of those around him, irrespective of their sexual orientations. His kind and supportive nature set him apart from his peers.

Professional Career

Idris is popular for his role in the Thor movie series, which is a part of the Marvel Franchise. He also stared in various other hit films such as Pacific Rim, Beasts of No Nation, and Molly’s Game for which he earned Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations as well.

Televisions show such as the role as Stringer Bell in the hit series The Wire, which aired on HBO, DCI John Luther on the show Luther which aired on BBC One, and even being cast in the biographical film on Nelson Madela titled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which was released in the year 2013.


For his outstanding works and contributions to the world of cinematography and film making, Idris has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe Award in the category of being the best actor in a mini-series or television film four times and even went on to win it once. He has also been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award five times. His list of nominations and wins continues to grow, but we all can unanimously agree that no award can gratify his immense contributions to the art of filmmaking and music as well.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Idris Elba in 2024

Idris Elba Net Worth
Idris Elba Net Worth

As of 2024, Idris Elba is worth $35 million. A significant chunk of his earnings comes from his acting career, although he is known to hold various other sources of income. His films have grossed over $9.8 billion across the globe.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Idris is also a DJ and R&B musician. He performs under the stage name BJ Big Driis.

Elba’s down-to-earth nature sets him apart from his peers. He rose to fame simply based on his unparalleled talents and his immense dedication to the art form. He continues to inspire generations to step out and follow their ambitions irrespective of the challenges they might face.


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