Idriss Elba

Idrissa Akuna Elba

Position: English Actor & Rapper
Categories: Enterpreneurship, Entertainment Industry, Personal Profile

Idrissa Akuna Elba, an accomplished English actor, DJ, singer, and rapper, rose to prominence through standout performances in iconic productions such as “The Wire,” “Luther,” and his compelling portrayal of Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

Elba won a Golden Globe for his performance as DCI John Luther, among other honors. He has acted in a variety of movies, including “American Gangster,” “Prometheus,” and “The Suicide Squad.”

Elba received nominations for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for his performance in “Beasts of No Nation”. He  also directed “Yardie” in 2018.

Elba is well-known not only for his acting but also for his R&B vocals and DJ sets as DJ Big Driis or Idris. He was listed in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World in 2016, demonstrating the breadth of his influence. As of May 2019, Elba was among the top 20 highest-grossing actors in North America thanks to his films, which have brought in over $9.8 billion worldwide.