Tall, Dark and Handsome, it’s not hard to see why Ali Larter was stalking Idris Elba in Obsessed. And if Idris was MY man, I, like Beyoncé would do anything to keep it that way, including having a major bitch slapping cat fight with the hot new temp trying to take him away from me!
Audiences know Idris best as Russell “Stringer” Bell in HBO’s “The Wire” or as Michael Scott’s new boss Charles Miner in “The Office.” I officially first noticed this beautiful man as the quiet caring detective in Prom Night. I am ALWAYS aware of beautiful men, like the single dad of three girls in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, or maybe the reclusive brother in This Christmas, or perhaps holding his own against Gerard Butler in Guy Ritchie’s RockNRolla or maybe a soldier fighting zombies in 28 Weeks Later. Let’s not forget that he appeared on the cover of Essence\’s “Hot Hollywood Men” issue in April 2004 and was also in People Magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” in May 2007.
Did I mention that he has accent!? He was born outside of London as Idrissa Akuna Elba, to a father from Sierra Leone and a mother from Ghana. At 16, he won a place in the National Youth Music Theatre thanks to a Prince’s Trust Grant. Although he does have a wonderful British accent, he won’t use it when talking to fans of “The Wire” to keep the illusion of his character. Idris was married and has daughter named Isan who was born in 2002. He even bought a house in Atlanta, so that he could be closer to his daughter who lives with his ex-wife. What a DILF!
No stranger to music, having appeared in numerous music videos and counting Diddy as a one of his friends, Idris is also an accomplished DJ. As a little boy, he once helped his uncle with his wedding DJ business, which led him to start his own DJ company. He worked in nightclubs under the DJ name of Big Driis. He has contributed tracks to the soundtracks for Prom Night and Tyler Perry’s Madae Goes to Jail. And in 2008 he was chosen to produce the intro track for Jay Z’s “American Gangster”. Under Hevlar Recordings and working with some top producers, Idris has released an EP entitled “King of Kings”. He is also planning a tour to promote the new EP, which is a fusion of sounds that reflect his eclectic influences.
Besides being able to see him in a nice intimate venue promoting his EP, We can also see/listen to Idris and his accent in the upcoming gang movie Takers with a few other hotties. Maybe we’ll have a naked shower scene or mud fight!? And most exciting is to know that Idris will be playing “Heimdall” in Kenneth Brannagh’s Thor!! My inner geek is going wild with this thought and I know that this movie will make Idris a household name! But for now, I’m enjoying keeping this Brit as a secret. 😉
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