Caption: Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain at event of The Oscars (2015)
Actor, Producer, Director
Born: September 6, 1972
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)
Known for: Pacific Rim (2013), Prometheus (2012), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Idris Elba is an English television, theatre, and film actor. An only child, he was born and raised in Hackney, London. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford car factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and did clerical work. Idris went to school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in ...