Sonya Nicole Hamlin

Idris Elba Ex Wife – Sonya Nicole Hamlin Wiki (Bio, Age, Married)

Sonia Nicole Hamlin is very famous because she is the ex-wife of Idris Elba. She was born in the year 1974 and is 46 years old. She is highly educated and has done her studies in Law in both Washington and London. There is not much known about her early life or about her parents or siblings. She met Idris Elba’s as they both knew Idris’s manager in the year 2006 and they started soon after they met on their first date. Few days later they went to Vegas for a boxing match which was between Mayweather and Zab Judah. This is when they decided to elope and get married the next day.

They exchanged the vows in the Little White Wedding Chapel on 9th April 2006. The witness to the wedding was an estate agent, who was a stranger to the couple known as Daniel Krastev. They informed the parents that they married each other and asked them to keep the information to themselves and had their honeymoon in Jamaica. Unfortunately, this marriage did not last that long. Sonya filed a divorce after 4 months into marriage because Idris’s career was rising and he was also considered a sex symbol in the Industry of the Hollywood.

The reason for the divorce of the couple was a bit strange, as being a sex symbol was against her values. It was very difficult to divorce as they were stating in Maryland and according to the laws of Maryland you have to stay married for at least a year to be divorced. Hence, she went to hire a lawyer in Las Vegas and told the court that she was too drunk to make a decision on getting married and thus the marriage was nullified. The marriage took a huge toll on her profession during the time and recession made it even more difficult for her.

She is an accomplished property lawyer by profession and owns her private practice. She filed for bankruptcy in 2009. She is a very private person and does not get ready easily to give interviews about herself or her marriage to her ex – husband. She practices law in Maryland. She loves to cook and is a family-oriented person and is fond of boxing. He is still a good friend of Idris and they talk to each other often.

Her net worth is about $2 million. However, the divorce had changed her too much and had taken a toll on her emotionally. However, she is settled now and has made peace with her past relationship and has moved on in a good relationship. 

Profile Summary
Name Sonya Nicole Hamlin
Age 46 years
Date of birth 1974
Place of birth United States of America
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Eye colour Brown
Hair colour Brown
Relationship status Divorced
Occupation Real Estate lawyer
Gender Female
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
House California
Marital Status Divorced
Husband Idris Elba (Ex-husband)
Kids No
Highest Qualification Graduation
School Local High School
Net Worth $2 million



  • Sabrina Dhowre Elba is actor Idris Elba’s third wife. They got married in the year, 2019.
  • Many sources say that she wanted to save her marriage and did not want the divorce.
  • She is 5’ 5’’ inches tall.
  • Sonya Nicole Hamlin weighs 78kgs.
  • She is not socially very active and does not like to appear in the media.
  • She does not have an account on Social Media.
  • She has not been married to anyone after her divorce.
  • She drinks alcohol.

Idris Elba

Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on 6th September 1972. One of the most famous English actors, producers, writers, rapper, songwriter, DJ and singer. He was born in London. He is the son of Winston, a Sierra Leonean man who also was a worker at the Ford Dagenham plant & his mother was a Ghanaian woman. Elba stopped going to school in 1988 and joined the National Youth Music Theatre.

He is well known for his roles in the films such as Stringer Bell in HBO. The BBC series known as DCI John Luther and a Biographical movie on Nelson Mandela known as Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor four times for the Miniseries. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy award five times.

Idris Elba, married three times. His first wife was known as Kim Norgaard (1999 to 2003) and then to Sonya Nicole Hamlin for four months in 2006. He is a father to two children. He had a daughter with his first wife and has a son with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

Idris dated model Sabrina Dhowre in the year 2017. In the year 2018 on 10th October, in Rio Cinema Dalston, London. He went down on his knees and proposed to her in the preview of his film Yardie. He later married Sabrina Dhowre on 26th April 2019 in Marrakesh. He wore a customized suit from Savile Row tailor, known as Ozwald Boateng. Sabrina wore classic white off the shoulder A line Gown which was customized for the famous designer Vera Wang. Arsenal F.C is Idris Elba’s favorite team. He became the Anti-Crime ambassador in April 2009 for the Prince’s trust. He is being diagnosed with Covid-19 along with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba and are quarantined for the period required and are safe now.

He was also seen in American Gangster (2007) which was made by Ridley Scott and Prometheus in 2012. He also played the character of Heimdall in Thor (2011). And its sequel Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarök (2017). He also played an important role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Some other movies which are to be named are Pacific Rim (2013) Beasts of No Nation (2015). This movie received the BAFTA awards and the Golden Globe Award nominations for the best supporting actor. In 2016, he also gave his voice over for the character of Chief Bogo in Zootopia and in the adaptation of Jungle Book and Fluke in Finding Dory. He also starred in the role of Krall in the movie Star trek and Beyond.

In addition to his movies, he also performed as a DJ in DJ Big Driss and also was a R&B musician. In the year 2016 he was added to the List of Time 100 most influential people.

Biggest Movies of Idris Elba

Idris has proved himself to play any character, his biggest movies are:

  • The Dark Tower: The movie is about a boy who is haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality. He teams up with the tower’s guardian who is disillusioned. He wants to stop an evil warlock who is known as the Man in Black. He plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.
  • Pacific Rim: This movie showcases a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures, the main character is a former pilot and a trainee and they pair up to drive an obsolete special weapon in a last effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
  • Beasts of No Nation: The movie is based on the experiences of Agu, the main character is fighting as a child soldier in the civil war in an African country.
  • Thor: The powerful yet arrogant God Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), this is when he begins to protect Earth and its people and gains his power back.
  • Thor: Ragnarök: Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar. He must fight against time and come back to Asgard and stop Ragnarök. This is also the destruction of his world under the leadership of ruthless villain Hela.
  • The Jungle Book: This is a story of a man-cub named Mowgli and embarks on a journey to discover himself with the help of his friends Bagheera and Baloo. However, he was threatened by the tiger, Shere Khan.
  • Star Trek Beyond: A space crew of the USS Enterprise goes to the furthest corners of the space, where they find a new powerful and ruthless enemy, who puts them and the Federation to the test.
  • Bastille Day: A CIA agent and a young guy team up in a mission against the terror group in France.
  • Prometheus: This movie is about a team of people who are trying to find the clues to the origin of mankind, but then they find out that they are not alone.
  • The Mountain between Us: This movie is about two people who are stranded after a tragic plane crash and must form a connection and survive in the extreme conditions which are in the remote snow-covered mountain. They soon realize that there is no help coming and thus they embark on a dangerous journey across the wilderness.

He has also starred in the British TV series Turn Up Charlie. He also starred in the action-packed movie called Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019).

You May Also Like

Kimberly Sustad

Helen Willink

Celeste Ackelson

Carly Hallam

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *