Idris Elba is an English actor of both British and Sierra leonean citizenship. He was born with the name Idrissa Akuna Elba in Hackney, London from Sierra Leonean and Ghanian parents. idris Elba is best known for his roles in the series The Wire
and as Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
. He is highly acclaimed, having won a Golden Globe and being nominated for another three, alongside his five Primetime Emmy nominations. He has also starred in the Thor
Marvel movie franchises.
The correct pronunciation of Idris Elba is Ih-dris Ehl-buh
. His first name, Idris is pronounced with a short "i", which produces an "ih" sound. His last name, Elba, is pronounced with two open vowels, which are pronounced with an "eh" (or short "e") sound and with an "uh" sound respectively.