Idris Elba

Birth Name: Idrissa Akuna Elba

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

Date of Birth: 6 September, 1972

*Sierra Leonean (father)
*Ghanaian (mother)

Idris Elba is a British actor, DJ, rapper, musician, and producer. 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. He is also known as DJ Big Driis.

Idris is married to Sabrina Dhowre. He has two children.

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

Idris was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2018. He is the third non-white 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, and John Legend, in 2018, are the others, fitting both criteria). 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).


Curious about ethnicity

25 Responses

  1. malabo girl says:

    he s look 60% black and 40% european or middle eastern to mee ,he s not looking 100% black

  2. cwm85 says:

    Figured he was pure African, no mix. I have no idea why some people think he is sexy tho…

  3. Alice says:

    Sorry didn’t finish my sentence I meant to type he had. Pity you can’t edit on here after posting.

  4. Alice says:

    He’s very good looking and a great actor. I’ve watched him in Luther for quite a well. A very good actor. I’ve wondered what ancestry he he.

  5. Lovlee Renae says:

    He’s so effin’ sexy, and when he talks in his british accent, it’s so nice.

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