Idrissa Akuna was born on the 6th of September 1972.. He is an English television, theatre, and film actor. He has a daughter from his ex-wife Kim Elba . He started his acting career while in high school with encouragement from his drama teacher. In 1995 he landed his first role...Read more as gigolo through the episode "Absolutely Fabulous" leading him to appear more on TV. He presented" The Bill", "Mysteries" and "Family Affairs". In 2001 Elba played the role of "Achilles" in a stage production of "Troilus and Cressida", and in 2002 he participated in the drama," The Wire". Afterwards in 2005, he portrayed Captain "Augustin Muganza" in "Sometimes in April " in addition to "Charlie Gotso" in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" the television comedy-drama series that received a high 6.3 million viewers and 27% of the audience share. The year 2007 was his golden lucky year where he played the role of "Monty", a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with a six-figure attorney in "Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls", presented 28 Weeks Later and filmed "This Christmas" that gained nearly $50 million at the box office. In 2008, Elba starred in the horror film" Prom Night" and the horror film "Unborn" the year after. Afterwards he joined the cast of "Legacy "(2010in addition to the thriller "Takers" ending with 2012" Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" with Nicolas Cage playing an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. However, on 15th January 2012 at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, Elba won the Award for or his role in the thriller series Luther.