Idris Elba

Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba

Place of Birth: Newham, Essex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 September, 1972

Ethnicity:
*Sierra Leonean (father)
*Ghanaian (mother)

Idris Elba is a British actor, DJ, rapper, musician, and producer. Idris was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2018. He is the third non-caucasian man, and the third man of significant African ancestry, to have been given this title by the magazine (Denzel Washington, in 1996, is the first, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in 2016, is the second). Idris is also one of three English-born men to have thus far been given the title (Jude Law, in 2004, is the first, and David Beckham, in 2015, is the second).

Idris is the son of Eve (White) and Winston Elba. His parents are both African. His father is from Sierra Leone and his mother is from Ghana.

Idris has two children.

Idris’s paternal grandfather was named Moses. Moses was a sailor and policeman.

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20 Responses

  1. Samiiraa says:

    Is one of his parents Muslim ? Idris/Idrissa is an Arab name.

  2. madman says:

    Idris is the son of Eve (White) and Winston Elba.

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