Damson Idris Biography: Age, Family, Parents, Marriage, Wife, Girlfriend

Who is Damson Idris?

Damson Idris is a British-Nigerian actor, producer, and former football player. He is popularly known for his role in the American crime drama TV series “Snowfall”. He is also known for starring in the Netflix sci-fi action “Outside The Wire” alongside Anthony Mackie.

Damson Idris played the character “Enitan” in the 2018 drama film “Farming” alongside actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Nigeria’s Genevieve Nnaji.

Damson Idris’ full name is Adamson Alade-Bo Idris. He was born on September 2, 1991, in Peckham, London, United Kingdom. He is 31 years old as of September 2022. Damson was raised by his Nigerian mother Philippa Idris. There is currently no information about his father because he rarely talks about him.

About Damson Idris’ parents

Damson Idris was born to Nigerian parents as the youngest of six children. His parents relocated to the United Kingdom in search of a better life. Idris was raised by his mother, Philipa. The identity of his father is unknown.

About Damson Idris’ mother – Philippa Idris

Damson Idris’s mother Philippa Idris is from Oyo State, in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. She worked at the Basil Street Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom. According to reports, Philippa moved to London in the 1980s in search of a better life. There is no information about her childhood and personal life. Damson Idris describes his mother, Philippa, as his “ultimate hero”. He also said his success, as well as his faith in God, were both inspired by his mom.

About Damson Idris’ father

Information about Damson Idris’ father is currently unknown except for the fact that he is of Nigerian descent as well.

About Damson Idris’ siblings

Damson Idris is the youngest of six children. He has two elder sisters and three older brothers. However, information about Damson Idris’ siblings is currently scarce. According to reports, Damson’s siblings have all gone on to corporate careers in law, business, and IT.

Damson Idris’ education

Damson Idris attended Brunel University, London where he received a BA Honours degree in Theatre, Film and Television Studies. Later on, he trained at the Identity School of Acting in London alongside other Hollywood top acts like John Boyega, Letitia Wright, and Malachi Kirby.

Damson Idris’ wiki profile

Full nameAdamson Alade-Bo Idris
Place of birthPeckham, London, United Kingdom
Date of birthSeptember 2, 1991
Age31 years old
ParentsPhilippa Idris (Mother)
Marital statusIn a relationship (according to reports)
CareerActor and film producer
Alma materBrunel University, London
Identity School of Acting

Damson Idris’ marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article (September 2022), Damson Idris is not married and does not have a wife yet.

The “Snowfall” actor was previously rumoured to be in a relationship with American reality TV star Montana Brown. Later on, he was reported to have dated American rappers Saweetie and DreamDoll within the space of one year.

As of the time of writing, Idris is believed to be in a relationship with an American woman identified as Christina Santini. The pair were spotted in April 2022 walking down the red carpet at the Cinemark in Baldrion Hills, Los Angeles, California.

List of Damson Idris’ girlfriends

Damson Idris’ dating history consists of several unconfirmed rumours based on a few pictures and videos. Below is a list of women the actor is believed to have dated. The list also includes Christina Santini whom the actor is believed to be currently dating.

  1. Damson Idris was rumoured to be dating reality TV star Montana Brown in 2020.
  2. Damson Idris was rumoured to have been in a relationship with popular American rapper Saweetie in 2021.
  3. Damson Idris was rumoured to have been in a relationship with DreamDoll in 2021.
  4. Damson Idris is speculated to be currently dating Christina Santini in 2022.
Damson Idris and his “Snowfall” co-star Reign Edwards.

About Damson Idris’ relationship with Montana Brown

Montana Brown is a reality TV star and media personality. She was born on August 29, 1995, in Hertfordshire, England. She is 27 years old as of September 2022.

In July 2020, Damson Idris and Montana were spotted cozying up on the beach in Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, France. Late on, rumours spread that the two were in a relationship. While Damson remained silent about the rumours, Montana Brown eventually cleared the air by sharing a photo of herself and her true partner (not Idris) on her Instagram page a month later.

Damson Idris and Montana Brown.

About Damson Idris’ relationship with Saweetie

Saweetie, born Diamonté Quiara Valentin Harper is an American rapper. She was born on July 2, 1993, in Santa Clara, California, United States. She is 29 years old as of September 2022.

Damson Idris was rumoured to be dating Saweetie in 2021 after he shared an Instagram story of the rapper playing the piano in his house. Saweetie later reposted the video clip on her Instagram story and this raised speculations among their fans. None of them addressed the speculations at first, but Damson later revealed they were just friends.

Meanwhile, on February 9, 2022, Saweetie shared another photo of herself cuddling a mysterious man. The face of the man is not seen and fans speculated it was Damson while others insisted it was someone else. A few days later, the rapper released her new music video, and it turned out that the mystery man was one of the male dancers in her music video.

About Damson Idris’ relationship with DreamDoll

DreamDoll is an American rapper. She was born on February 28, 1992, in the Bronx, New York, United States. She is 30 years old as of September 2022.

In April 2021, Damson Idris and DreamDoll sparked dating rumours after they were spotted together at Oscar’s after-party at West Hollywood Park, California. The two were seen standing next to each other, leaving fans with the assumption that they were secretly dating.

However, it didn’t take long for them to clear the air. Damson took to his Twitter page to post a tweet that read:

Ok. So don’t pose near women because we are apparently married. Forgive me, I’m still learning.

DreamDoll also responded with a tweet:

Y’all need to relax! Potential boo? I just met him yesterday and it was just a damn photo.

Damson Idris and DreamDoll at an Oscar event in 2021.

About Damson Idris’ relationship with Christina Santini

Christina Santini is speculated to be the current girlfriend of Damson Idris. She is an American model, YouTuber, and Instagram star. Santini was born on November 15, 1991, in California, United States. She is 30 years old as of September 2022.

On April 20, 2022, Damson Idris and Christina Santini walked the red carpet at the Cinemark in Baldroin Hills, Los Angeles, California, the United States where they paused to pose for a few photos together. This is the first time the pair have been linked together publicly. As of the time of writing, neither party has confirmed they are dating.

Damson Idris and Christina Santini are rumoured to be dating but nothing is confirmed yet.

Damson Idris’ children

As of the time of publishing this article (September 2022), Damson Idris is not a father and does not have a child yet. The actor hasn’t revealed any plans of having children anytime soon.

About Damson Idris’ football career

While growing up, Damson’s dream was to become a professional football player. He played football for a while and dreamt of becoming the next Cristiano Ronaldo. According to reports, Damson Idris had a trial at Charlton Athletic but he wasn’t used to playing on a full-size field. Later on, he was recruited from thousands of young people for the CBBC show “Beckham’s Hotshots” where over 20 kids competed for the prize of training with former English football star David Beckham. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the cut. Damson also played Rugby and in 2002, he shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth II when his team participated in her Golden Jubilee. Damson Idris finally abandoned football for acting when he suffered a bad knee injury.

About Damson Idris and Idris Elba’s relationship

Idris Elba is an English actor, filmmaker and musician. He was born on September 6, 1972, in the London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom. He is 50 years old as of September 2022.

There have been speculations all over the internet that Damson Idris is related to Idris Elba. There were also rumours that Idris Elba is Damson Idris’ father. Most of the mongers cite Idris’ resemblance to Elba and the similarity in their names as proof. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, the two actors are not related by any means.

Idris and Elba are both British actors with African roots. Idris Elba’s parents are of Sierra Leone and Ghanaian descent while Damson’s parents are of Nigerian descent. Irrespective of this, the pair share a strong bond. Damson once revealed he would remain indebted to Elba. He shared how Idris Elba became his mentor and how he constantly motivated him.

He said in a statement:

He motivates me so much. He has transcended what it is to be in this art form. He is a transformative actor, he works everywhere, he creates opportunities everywhere and he is still the same cool guy, still Djing. He’s just a vibe, I love him. I like to call him my big brother.

Damson Idris is often mistaken to be a relative of Idris Elba.

Damson Idris and Denzel Washington encounter

Denzel Washington is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. He is 67 years old as of September 2022.

In December 2021, during a red carpet appearance for the film “A Journal for Jordan”, Washington was asked about Damson Idris who auditioned to play his son in the 2016 film “Fences”. Washington couldn’t recall who Damson Idris was even after the interviewer pointed out that Damson starred in the crime drama “Snowfall”.

Washington replied:

I don’t know who that is. What Show? Snowfall? No disrespect, Damson, no disrespect.

A few minutes later, Washington asked the guy standing next to him if he was aware of the person the interviewer mentioned. In doing so, he mispronounced Damson’s name as “Dancin”. Damson later reacted to Washington’s response by jokingly tweeting:

Call me Dancin Address from now on. I won’t answer anything else.

The actor later went ahead to change his Twitter name to Dancin Address.

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