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Damson Idris is a well-known British-Nigerian actor who has a net worth of $10 Million. He is probably best known for his starring role as Franklin Saint in the crime drama series “Snowfall”. The show began airing on FX in July 2017 and earned him a massive success.

Damson gained popularity on both small and big screens in his career. He began his acting career in 2013 and then continued to appear in several shows and movies. At first, he had minor roles in television shows, later he established himself as one of the lead actors in showbiz.

Apart from films and television series, Damson Idris appeared in a handful of theater plays from 2012 to 2014. The actor got the co-lead role of Lt. Thomas Harp in the Netflix movie “Outside the Wire” in 2021.

What is Damson Idris’ Net Worth?

Net Worth$10 Million
BornSeptember 2, 1991
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$1 Million +
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Damson Idris was born on September 2nd, 1991, in Peckham, London, England. He was raised by working-class Nigerian parents. Damson grew up playing football and rugby along with five older siblings. He has two elder sisters and three elder brothers.

He attended British Drama Academy before enrolling at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon his graduation, Damson was determined to pursue acting. He went on to obtain a BA Honours degree in Theatre, Film & TV at Brunel University London. Idris pursued his further acting studies at London’s Identity School of Acting.


Damson began his acting career by taking part in “Pandora’s Box” after he met actress Cathy Tyson while studying at Brunel University. He gave an audition and immediately signed with a manager. In 2012, Damson got the role of Sam in a play called Finborough Theatre. From there he continued to perform in further plays.

In the following year, Idris made his first TV show appearance as Commuter in an episode of the sitcom “Miranda”. Two years later, he had a guest role in the British series “Casualty” and “Doctors”. In 2016, the actor made his film debut in the thriller movie “City of Tiny Lights”.

Damson Idris as seen in a post (Damson Idris / Instagram)
Damson Idris as seen in a post (Damson Idris / Instagram)


The turning point of Damson’s career came in 2017 when he got the main role of Franklin Saint in the hit series “Snowfall”. The show began airing on FX in which he plays John Singleton. To get this role, Damson flew to LA, but before that, he gave an audition through video call.

He teamed up with rapper WC in Los Angeles to learn the American accent. He went on tour with the rapper and received positive reviews for his outstanding performance. In July 2018, Snowfall’s second season began premiering where he reprised his role.

In the meantime, Damson had roles in many other films and TV series including the “City of Tiny Lights” in 2016. Next year, he tried his hand in Holywood, playing the role of Michael Forman in the biographical film “Megan Leavey”. Damson Idris has a net worth of a whopping $10 Million.

Other Ventures

Idris got the role of Agent Denys in the action thriller film “The Commuter” in 2018. He had a starring role in the film alongside actress kate beckinsale. That same year, he appeared in two more films “Astral” and “Farming”.

In 2019, Damson had guest roles in the American television series “The Twilight Zone” and “Black Mirror”. Idris took a short break from the industry and then returned with his role in the episode “Stung” in the comedy horror series Swarm in 2023.

Apart from Idris’ work in the entertainment industry, he has been active in some other ventures since he started his career. He is famous for his charitable work and often involves in social works. Damson became the brand ambassador of Prince’s Trust which is known for raising funds for Nigerian schools.

Personal Life

Damson Idris is quite private about his personal life so he hasn’t disclosed much information about his relationship. However, we do know that Damson and American model Lori Harvey have been dating. The couple is spending a good time together and often shares pictures on social media platforms.

Car Collection 

  • Lamborghini Urus
  • Audi
  • Mercedes Benz S-Class

Career Highlights

  • Snowfall (Drama series, 2017-2023)
  • Outside the Wire (Netflix film, 2021)
  • 2017 Screen Nation Film and Television Award, Emerging Talent Award _ Won
  • 2018 BAFTA Television Award, Best Actor _ Nomination
  • 2019 British Film Award, Best Actor _ Won
  • 2020 Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Lead Actor _ Won

Damson Idris Net Worth

Damson Idris is one of the most promising actors in the American entertainment industry. He accumulated a lot of fortune for his successful career in showbiz. As he is appearing in more projects, his wealth and popularity are growing rapidly.

Damson earns from appearing in films, theater plays, as well as hit television shows and Netflix series. His per-episode salary is between $50,000 to $100,000. Despite this, he promotes brands like Nike, Adidas, and Samsung.

According to publications Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Idris is one of the most promising actors in the film industry. As of 2023, Damson Idris’ net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.

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