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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Drag Superstar Shangela Counts Down BET.com's Best Celeb Moments

A look back at 2014's most memorable interviews.

Idris Elba, Boris Kodjoe and More on the Biggest Moments of the Year

Stars reflect on 2014's major scandals and stories.

Out and About: Quvenzhané Wallis Rides a Float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Plus, pics of Idris Elba, Rita Ora, Naomi Campbell and more.

Celebrities: Taraji, Denzel and Others on Shocking Stories of 2014

Plus, Angela Simmons, Boris Kodjoe and Omarion. (11/26/2014)

Idris Elba Producing American Remake of Luther

The hit British series is coming stateside.

Style Upgrade: Picking the Perfect Hat

Loose the fitted and raise the style bar with these cool lids.
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