Idris Akuna Elba is an English actor, musician, producer, and DJ who has an estimated net worth of $22 million. He is best known for his performance in “The Wire” and “Luther” series. He is also known for playing Nelson Mandela in the movie titled “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”.
Biography & Wiki
Idris Elba was born on September 6, 1972, in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, hailed from Sierra Leone and he worked in the Ford motor factory at Dagenham, and his mother, Eve, hailed from Ghana. He was the only child of his parents. He was raised in Hackney and later in East Ham.
Idris Elba started dating Naiyana Garth in 2013. She had a son, Winston Elba, for him in 2014. He stated that he is not a religious man but he is a spiritual person.
Idris Elba’s career started in 1986. He started helping his uncle in his DJ business. A year later, he started his own DJ company with some friends. He left school in 1988 and he first appeared in Crimewatch Murder Reconstructions. At that time, he also worked at tyre-fitting shops, advertising agencies and Ford Dagenham. He also worked at nightclubs, he was DJing under the name “Big Driis”. He was nineteen years old then.
He landed his first major role in the series titled “Bramwell” in the year 1995. After that, he acted many supporting roles in movies including” The Ruth Rendell Mysteries” and “The Bill”. The also appeared on the TV soap opera titled “Family Affairs” then “Ultra Violet” and later, he appeared in “Danger Field”.
In 2001, he appeared in “Law and Order”, the following year, he starred in “The Wire”. He also starred in “Sometimes in April”, a movie about the genocide in Rwanda. In 2007, he was seen in popular black American film, “Daddy’s Little Girls”. In the same year, he appeared in “Three Weeks Later” and “This Christmas”.
He was also seen in” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, a movie which was premiered in 2008 and it recorded a viewer rating of 27%. He also starred in “Prom Night” and “RocknRolla”. He starred in “Obsessed and “The Unborn” the following year. He starred in “Luther” in 2010. Followed by “Legacy” and “Takers”.
In 2012, he was seen in “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” a sequel to “Ghost Rider” which was released in 2007. He also portrayed Nelson Mandela in the autobiographic film titled “Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom”.
He also appeared in other films including “Prometheus”, “Pacific Rim”, “No Good Deed”, Beast of No Nation”, and” Avengers: Age of Ultron”. He also voice acted a couple of animated films including “Finding Nemo”, “The Jungle Book”, “Finding Dory” and “Zootopia”.
Idris Elba also pursued a career in music, he has been a DJ on many important occasions. He has also released albums including “King Among Kings”. He has been featured by artists including Jay- Z.
Awards & Achievements
He was named the annual 2013 Sexiest Man of the Year by Essence. He has won several awards including the BET Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Black Reel Awards, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, the Independent Spirit Award, the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Net Worth of Idris Elba
Idris Elba has an estimated net worth of $22 million as of 2017. He earns his wealth from his career as an actor, and musician. He also earns income as a producer and DJ. He has appeared in several top-rated movies and has an estimated annual income of $7 million.
Idris Elba is known for his versatile roles in movies. He is admired for his manliness and sexiness. Idris Elba has portrayed a lot of African characters in his movies. His performance in “Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom” was highly praised. In preparation towards the role, he was locked in the cell Nelson Mandela was locked in for a day.