Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and DJ. He is of the top 20 highest-gross actors. his films have grossed over $9.8 billion at the global box office, including over $3.6 billion in North America. Idris Elba net worth 2020 is $25 million.
Idris Elba Early Life
Elba was born on 6 September 1972 at Forest Gate Hospital in Hackney, London. His father was a Sierra Leonean and his mother, a Ghanaian. Elba’s parents were married in Sierra Leone and later moved to London
Elba started acting while still in school. He also started his own DJ company with some friends after helping an uncle with his wedding DJ business.
Idris Elba Acting Career
Elba left school in 1988, he began training at the National Youth Music Theatre. He had a £1,500 Prince’s Trust grant to support himself between roles in his early career.
Aside acting he also took up some odd jobs including tire-fitting, cold-calling, and night shifts at Ford Dagenham.
Elba’s first professional acting role was in Crimewatch murder reconstructions and in 1994 he appeared in a BBC children’s drama called The Boot Street Band.
He got his first significant role in a series called Bramwell, a medical drama set in 1890s England in 1995.
Idris has since starred in several award-winning series including; the HBO series The Wire, the BBC One series Luther, the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Elba’s career in music started as Disc Jockeying. He has recorded several songs including; four-song EP Big Man for Hevlar Records.
He DJed at the 2007 NBA All-Star parties at The Venetian. Elba was the DJ for BET’s series Rising Icons.
Elba performed a rap for the second album by Noel Fielding and Sergio Pizzorno’s band, the Loose Tapestries.
He has also made rap appearances with other musicians including; Tyler Swift, D’ Bnaji, Skepta, Sarkodie, and many more. He released his own album Murdah Loves John in 2015.
He launched his record label, 7Wallace Music in 2018.
Idris Elba Net Worth
As of 2020, Idris Elba net worth is $25 million. His main sources of income includes; music, acting and Disc Jockeying.
Awards and Honours
BET Award for Best Actor in 2010 and 2011
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special in 2011 and 2014
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film in 2011
Black Reel Award for Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable in 2011
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male in 2015
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role-2015
Black Reel Award for Outstanding Voice Performance -2017
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