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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How Did Idris Elba Make Oscars History at the SAG Awards?

The Beasts of No Nation star was the night's big winner.


Were last night’s wins well-deserved—or just consolation prizes?

Dear Oscars: Here Is Why Straight Outta Compton Deserved More Nominations

The film boasted some pretty phenomenal Black talent, too.

Idris Elba, David Oyelowo Have One More Thing in Common

The Golden Globe nominees are not just handsome, talented and British.
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