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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Casting News: Beyoncé Eyed for A Star Is Born Remake

Also, Idris Elba replaces Jamie Foxx in The Trap.

Global Week in Review: Netflix Pays Millions to Stream African War Film

U.S. Ambassador slashed with knife and seriously wounded by anti-U.S. South Korean protester; More than 6,000 Nigerians residing in a Chad refugee camp to avoid Boko Haram attacks; Liberia's last known Ebola patient is discharged.

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.
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