Actor best known for his portrayal of drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire and his award-winning role as Detective John Luther on BBC's Luther. His television success has garnered him prominent roles in feature films such as Prometheus, Thor, Pacific Rim and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
He was employed at various nightclubs in his youth under the pseudonym, Big Driis.
He had a recurring role in the film series, Thor alongside actor, Chris Hemsworth.
He started a wedding Disc Jockey company with a few of his best friends before he started acting.
He married Kim Elba in 1998, but the couple separated in 2003.