• Hanne Kim Norgaard is the ex-wife of Idris Elba, a popular Hollywood actor
• She studied at a local high school in London and began working as a make-up artist after graduation
• Hanne and Idris married in 1999 and had a daughter before divorcing in 2003
• She is now married to Pastor Andrew L. Friar, II, and runs the Heart Strong Church
• Hanne has a net worth of over $150,000 and an Instagram account with 500 followers

Who is Idris Elba’s ex-wife? Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard Wiki Bio

Hanne Kim Norgaard was born in London, England on 5 April 1977, so under the zodiac sign of Aries and now holding both British and American nationalities – she is known as the ex-wife of Idris Elba, a popular Hollywood actor.

Education and early life

Hanne’s parents were originally from Africa (mother) and Asia (father), who decided to move to London together in search of a better life before Hanne was born. Her father manages a local store while her mother is a housewife – it is known that Hanne has siblings, but she hasn’t talked about them in public. Hanne fell in love with acting and modelling at a very early age, but later chose something else as her career, as she still hasn’t tried her luck in acting.


She studied at a local high school in London, and after matriculation decided not to enroll at college but to rather focus on working on her career.

Career as a make-up artist

There is not much to be said about Hanne’s career, as it has always been somewhat in the shadow of her ex-husband Idris’ acting career. She began working as soon as she matriculated from high school, and was steadily improving her skills at doing make-up – her passion towards her job and her ex-dream of becoming an actress led to her becoming a make-up artist for actors.

She has prepared some of the world’s most popular actors for the filming of their scenes, while she’s also been working with models and preparing them for their photo shoots. Some of the models she’s done make-up for were posing for worldwide popular brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Sean Combs Diddy. Besides that, Hanne has also been appearing on TV, as she’s launched her own show on the BBC channel.

Love life and marriage with Idris Elba

Hanne’s love story began when she met Idrissa Akuna Elba, a popular British actor, in a restaurant she was working at in London. The two met again several months later, and began dating shortly afterwards.

Hanne and Idris exchanged their wedding vows in 1999 – the wedding was rather small and modest, and the two invited only their closest family and friends to attend. Soon afterwards they moved to New York US to start a new life together. Hanne gave birth to their daughter named Isan Elba on 12 January 2002, and the family seemed to be living a happy life together, but they filed for divorce in 2003, and split their ways.

Hanne then obviously took her time with relationships, and married Pastor Andrew L. Friar, II in 2013 – the two have seemingly been living happily together ever since, and are running the Heart Strong Church together; they don’t have children.

Idris married Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006, but then divorced her later that year, In 2019 he exchanged wedding vows with Sabrina Dhowre, a popular model from Morocco.

Who is Idris Elba?

Idrissa Akuna Elba was born in Hackney, London, England on 6 September 1972, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo and now holding both British and American nationalities – he is most popularly known for his acting career, while he’s also a writer, producer, musician and a singer. Idris became interested in acting when he began attending elementary school – he could have been seen appearing in many of the school’s plays.

Idris Elba

At the same time, he started helping his uncle who was a DJ, and soon became DJ himself – all his success led him to quit school in 1988, and focus on working on his acting and singing skills.

The first role to bring recognition in the film industry was in the “American Gangster” movie shot in 2007 – he became even more popular after playing Heimdall in the “Thor” Marvel movie shot in 2011, and appearing in the “Prometheus” movie shot in 2012. He went on to reprise the role of Heimdall in all the next movies Thor was in, including “Thor: The Dark World”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and several others.

His great performance in the “Beasts of No Nation” movie shot in 2015 saw him nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, however, he didn’t win either. Idris has also done several voice roles, including in some of the most popular Disney movies such as “Zootopia” shot in 2016, “Finding Dory” in the same year, as well as multiple others.

When it comes to his career as a DJ, Idris goes by the name DJ Big Driis, and has been put in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world compiled by “Time” magazine. His current net worth has been estimated to be more than $20 million, and the popular actor can be found on Instagram on which he has gathered more than 4.5 million followers.

Hanne’s interests and hobbies

Hanne has had numerous interests and hobbies throughout the years, and is not solely focused on her career as a make-up artist.

Being part of the film industry, Hanne has her own favorites when it comes to actors and movies –  actors Benedict Cumberbatch, and Emily Blunt, while her favorite movie and TV series are “Nothing Hill” and “Sex and the City” respectively.

She sees travelling as her main hobby, and has been to numerous countries and visited each continent – the places she loves visiting the most include Paris in France, Miami, and New Zealand. She’s lived in five countries, and can fluently speak three languages – Hanne has been into reading since her teenage years, and still reads books as much as time permits.

She enjoys art in its every form, and likes visiting museums and art galleries in every new country– she also enjoys tasting local cuisines, but her favorite food has always been pizza.

Appearance and net worth

Hanne has medium long black hair and black eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) tall, weighs around 135lbs (62kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-28-35. According to authoritative sources, her current net worth has been estimated at close to $800,000, as of mid-2024, and is steadily rising thanks to her job as a make-up artist.

Social media presence

Hanne doesn’t seem to be very active on the internet, as she doesn’t have social media accounts except one which she has created on Instagram.  Hanne is in love with cats – most of her pictures uploaded are of them..

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