|Damson Idris Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||September 2, 1991|
Damson Idris is a British actor and producer who rose to prominence with his breakout role as Franklin Saint in John Singleton’s crime drama series, Snowfall (2017-2023). Additionally, his notable film performance was starring alongside Anthony Mackie in Netflix’s sci-fi film, Outside the Wire (2021).
Adamson Alade-Bo Idris
Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom
Damson studied drama at the Brunel University London and graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in theater, film, and television studies.
- Mother – Silifat
- Siblings – He has 3 older brothers and 2 older sisters.
Damson Idris has been represented by –
- Creative Artists Agency
- M88 Management
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Damson has dated –
- Lori Harvey (2022-2023) – In 2022, Idris began dating American model and influencer Lori Harvey, who is the stepdaughter of the Family Feud host, Steve Harvey. The couple confirmed their relationship on January 13, 2023, with a romantic picture on Instagram. Sadly, they announced their split before the end of the year in November 2023.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Yoruba Nigerian ancestry.
Damson Idris Favorite Things
- Restaurant – Carbone
- Cuisine – Nigerian
- Red Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon
- Soft Drink – Apple Juice
- Desserts – Pecan Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream on Top, Choco Lava Cake
- Late Night Snack – Haribos
- Song – Tanzania from DJ Uncle Waffles and Tony Durado
- Actor – Denzel Washington
Damson Idris Facts
- While growing up, he played football and his dream was to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo. But, a knee injury put a stop to his dreams.
- In addition to football, Damson also played rugby. In 2002, he got the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth II when his team was invited to her Golden Jubilee celebrations.
- He rose to prominence playing the ambitious 19-year-old American drug dealer Franklin Saint in the television series Snowfall for 6 seasons from 2017 until 2023. For his role, he trained with rapper WC to perfect the American accent and capture specific mannerisms of South Central Los Angeles where his character is based in. Furthermore, his performance was met with rave reviews with TV Guide‘s Malcolm Venable calling Idris “nothing short of captivating.”
- He was awarded the ‘Emerging Talent Award’ at the 12th Screen Nation Film and Television Awards held in London in May 2017.
- Idris supports the Manchester United F.C.
- He previously revealed that rapper Jay-Z had helped him secure his American green card.
- His birth name Adamson means the ‘Father of all Nations’.
- He is close friends with other African-British actors such as Daniel Kaluuya, Ashley Thomas, Tosin Cole, and Malachi Kirby.
- Damson is a talented mimic and honed his comedic skills by watching the likes of Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Chris Tucker, and Katt Williams on Def Comedy Jam as a kid.
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