Idris Elba

Actor After several years of acting on British television, this London-born actor—the son of West African parents—found fame in America with his breakout role as drug dealer Russell “Stringer” Bell on the hit HBO series The Wire. Celebrated for his smoldering sex appeal, Elba has transferred his small screen stardom into box office star power, starring in such movies as Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girl and the heist hit Takers

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Hollywood Leading Men in Music Videos

Remember the time? These fellas starred in musical shorts.

Idris Elba Shares His Biggest Disappointment in Life

The actor says his greatest accomplishment, his career, came with some sacrifices.

Idris Elba Talks Inspiration Behind Debut Album, Mi Mandela

James Bond hopeful/DJ says he uses music for character development, looks to score soundtracks.

Taraji P. Henson on Dating: 'Men Don’t Court Anymore'

The actress also denied having a thing with co-star Idris Elba.

Rush Limbaugh Says Idris Can't Be 007 Because He's Black

Radio host says James Bond should be "white and Scottish."

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