Damson Idris is a British-Nigerian actor, best known for his role as Franklin Saint in the FX crime drama series “Snowfall.” He was born on September 2, 1991, in Peckham, London, England.
Idris began his acting career in theater, performing in various productions in London’s West End. In 2013, he made his television debut in an episode of the British series “Doctors.” He later appeared in the BBC One drama series “Casualty” and the British crime drama series “The Level.”
In 2017, Idris was cast in his breakthrough role as Franklin Saint in the FX series “Snowfall.” The series, which is set in 1980s Los Angeles during the rise of the crack cocaine epidemic, has received critical acclaim and has been praised for Idris’s performance.
In addition to his work on “Snowfall,” Idris has appeared in several films, including “The Commuter” (2018) and “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (2018). He has also been named as one of the “50 Young People Shaping the Future of Arts and Culture” by the Evening Standard.
Idris has spoken publicly about the importance of diversity and representation in the entertainment industry, and has been recognized for his work as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a charity that helps young people in the UK.
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Idris was born to Nigerian parents and is of Yoruba Nigerian descent. He happens to be the youngest of six children, having three brothers and two sisters.