• Hanne Kim Norgaard is a make-up artist and businesswoman, ex-wife of actor/musician Idris Elba, born in London in 1977 with mixed African-American and Asian descent.
• Idris Elba is a renowned musician, DJ, and actor, born in London in 1972, holds British and Sierra Leonean citizenship.
• Hanne runs the make-up line Kim Elba Cosmetics and the foundation Make Up Your Mind, while Idris has acted in over 100 films and series, including Thor, Beast of No Nation, The Losers, Prometheus, and The Office.
• Hanne is 44 years old, 5ft 2ins tall, with net worth of $300,000, and Idris is 49 years old, 6ft 2ins tall, with net worth of $35 million.
• Hanne is married to Andrew L. Friar since 2013, while Idris is married to Sabrina Dhowre since 2019.
Who is Hanne Norgaard?
Hanne Kim Norgaard was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 5 April 1977, in London, England; she holds both British and American nationality, while her ethnicity is of mixed African-American and Asian descent. She’s a make-up artist and businesswoman, but perhaps known best as the ex-wife of the famous actor and musician Idris Elba.
Early life and education
Hanne hasn’t disclosed much information regarding her childhood, except that her mother is from South Korea and her father is African-American; there is no information about any siblings.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1995, she didn’t enroll at the college but started working as a waitress in one of London’s pubs.
She moved to the USA in 1999, and attended a make-up school in Washington DC, then the International Make-up Artist Academy, in London, from which she earned a diploma with the highest honor in make-up, nails, hair, and special effects.
Hanne started working as a professional make-up artist in the movie industry, while she also worked for the fashion industry, doing make-up for the models of famous fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.
In 2000, she launched her own business, and is now the owner of the make-up line Kim Elba Cosmetics, promoting her line on Instagram, now being followed by nearly 2,000 people. She is also the founder and the owner of the foundation Make Up Your Mind, which promotes animal cruelty-free cosmetics.
Love life and relationships
Hanne met Idris back in 1998 in the pub where she worked, and after a couple of months of dating, they married in 1999, when they moved together to the US, looking for a chance for a better life.
On 5 January 2002, they welcomed their daughter Isan Elba, who was the Golden Globe Ambassador in 2019, and she used that chance to raise awareness of mental health, saying that her mother is struggling with bipolar depression and chronic anxiety.
Hanne divorced Idris in 2003, and although rumors were saying that her divorce caused these health problems, she hasn’t spoken about these assumptions.
As of January 2022, Hanne has been in a happy marriage with the pastor Andrew L. Friar since 2013, and together they run the Heart Strong Ministry.
Age, height, and net worth
Hanne, also known as Kim, is 44 years old, she has long, blonde dyed hair and dark brown eyes; she weighs around 135lbs (61kgs) and is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-28-35.
As of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.
Who is Idris Elba?
Idrissa Akuna ‘Idris’ Elba was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 6 September 1972, in London, England; he holds British nationality, and since 2019 Sierra Leonean citizenship, since his late father was a Sierra Leone’s native – when he first visited this country, authorities gave him a diplomatic passport. He belongs to the African-American ethnic group.
Idris is a renowned musician, DJ, and an actor with over 100 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in movies such as “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Beast of No Nation”, and “The Losers”, among many others.
He was raised an only child by his parents Winston and Eve, in the London Borough of Hackney and East Ham. Idris attended a local high school, but left in 1988 before matriculating, and launched his music career; he was already helping his uncle who worked as the DJ at weddings, and he gained enough knowledge to continue on his own.
At the same time he started acting, and while he worked at the night as a DJ under the moniker Big Driis, by day he began auditioning for television roles.
Idris made his acting debut in a 1994 episode of the series “2Point4 Children” portraying the Parachute Instructor, followed by his appearance as Pizza Delivery Man in “Space Precinct”; for years he played some minor roles, before he was cast to play Vaughan Rice in “Ultraviolet” in 1998, starring alongside Jack Davenport and Susannah Harker,.
When he moved to the US in 1999, he made appearances in the series’ “Law & Order”, “Hack”, “Queens Supreme” and “Soul Food”, before he was cast to play Aaron in the 2003 movie “One Love”, followed by his role as Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell in the series “The Wire”, which had 54 award nominations, including two Primetime Emmys, and won 16.
In the following years, he acted in numerous series and movies, before he portrayed Derek in “Obsessed”, starring alongside Beyonce and Ali Larter, which brought Idris a nomination for Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 2010.
He portrayed Charles Miner in the popular comedy series “The Office”, acting alongside John Krasinski, Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer; the series had 195 award nominations and won 51, including five Primetime Emmys.
Idris’ popularity grew in the late 2000s, through his roles as Malcolm Gray in “Legacy”, and as Roque in “The Losers”, but he rose to stardom through his portrayal of Heimdall in “Thor”, acting alongside Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Antony Hopkins, reprising his role in every sequel of the “Thor” franchise.
One of his notable roles is certainly his appearance as Janek in the Oscar-nominated “Prometheus”, an adventure science-fiction mystery directed by Ridley Scott, which besides the Oscar nomination for Oscar Best Achievement in Visual Effects, had a total of 47 award nominations, and won six.
Idris played Barnes in “The Gunman”, in 2015, and in the same year, he portrayed Commandant in “Beast of No Nation”, which had 57 award nominations, including Idris’ nomination for the (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) BAFTA Film Award Best Supporting Actor, and won 31.
He starred alongside Kate Winslet and Beau Bridges in the 2017 movie “The Mountain Between Us”, which brought him another nomination for the Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, followed by his roles as Heimdall in “Avengers: Infinity War”, and as DCI John Luther in the series “Luther”, which had 69 award nominations, including 11 for Primetime Emmys, and won 16; Idris was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, and for the BAFTA award Best Leading Actor.
He won the Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries, and the Black Entertainment Television (BET) award, Best Actor.
Idris’s most recent roles were as Brixton in ”Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw”, as Macavity in “Cats”, and as Bloodsports in “The Suicide Squad”, starring alongside Margot Robbie and John Cena, while he has a few new roles for the following years, which he announced through his Instagram ti his army of fans, whose number counts over five million.
Speaking about his personal life, after he divorced Hanne, he married Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006, but this marriage lasted just four months. He was in relationships with Jill Marie Jones, Natasha Rothwell, and Naiyana Garth with whom he has son Winston, and K. Michelle; some rumors were saying that he even hooked up with Madonna, however, in 2019, he married his now-wife Sabrina Dhowre, a 32-years-old Canadian model.
Idris Elba is 49 years old, with black hair and dark brown eyes; he weighs around 215lbs (97kgs) and is 6ft 2ins (1.89m) tall.
As of January 2022, his net worth has been estimated at $35 million.