Idris Elba (Russell “Stringer” Bell-The Wire/Monty-Daddy’s Little Girls/Ali Larter-Obsessed/Heimdall-Thor)
Idris Elba is a British television, theatre, and film actor. He is known for playing Russell “Stringer” Bell, a Baltimore drug-lord and aspiring businessman, in HBO’s critically acclaimed show The Wire!
In 2006, Elba signed on as the lead of the 2007 dramedy Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, playing Monty, a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with a six-figure attorney (Gabrielle Union) helping him gain custody of his kids, and finds the relationship and his custody hopes threatened by the re-arrival of his ex-wife.
He filmed This Christmaswith Chris Brown, Mekhi Phifer, Loretta Devine and Regina King, that brought in nearly $50 million at the box office in 2007.
In January 2009, Elba starred in Obsessed, alongside Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter, as an asset manager who has a beautiful wife (Knowles) and thriving career until a temp office worker (Larter) begins stalking him. Obsessed was a box office success after it took in $29 million in its opening weekend!
Elba appeared in the 2010 thriller Takers,also starring Hayden Christensen, Chris Brown, T.I., and Paul Walker. He played Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 Thor film (based upon the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name).