Damson Idris and Lori Harvey first went public with their relationship in January 2023. “Happy Birthday, Nunu,” he captioned an Instagram Tales picture on the time, together with a pink coronary heart. He additionally shared an image of her seemingly on the set of Snowfall, together with her posing with a ton of (presumably faux) cash.

The affirmation got here roughly a month after Damson and Lori had a dinner date collectively in Los Angeles. Lori parted methods with Michael B. Jordan in June 2022, and she or he appeared prepared to maneuver on to a brand new man. Nevertheless, Lori and Damon’s romance finally didn’t final, and the 2 introduced their break up in November 2023.

“We are at a point in our lives where our individual paths require our full attention and dedication,” the previous couple informed The Hollywood Reporter in a press release. “We part ways remaining friends with nothing but love and respect for each other and the time we shared together.”

For these unaware of who Damson is, right here’s the lowdown on him.

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Damson Idris Is an Actor

Damson Idris (born September 2, 1991) grew up in South London’s Peckham neighborhood, the youngest of six youngsters his Nigerian immigrant mom raised on her personal. “I remember it was always loud in the house. People were always having conversations, people were always playing music,” he informed GQ in 2022. “We were poor, but [if] things are always happening, you didn’t really know that you were poor.”

Initially, he dreamed of taking part in soccer/soccer however determined to pursue drama at school on the urging of one among his sisters. In 2012, at age 21, Damson appeared in Pandora’s Field on the West Finish’s Arcola Theatre. “I still remember the first laugh I got from the audience when I knew—I’m gonna do this,” he informed GQ. A handful of years later, he landed his function in Snowfall. 

He Is Finest Identified for Snowfall

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Damson landed a number of small roles on TV early in his profession, however his breakout got here when Snowfall aired in 2017. Set through the crack epidemic within the early Eighties, Damson performs one of many important characters, drug vendor Franklin Saint. The collection finale is scheduled for spring 2023, bringing the six-season story to a detailed.

“I honestly believe it’s about listening,” Idris says when GQ requested about him, a British man taking part in an African-American character. “To make a movie, TV show, play a character, so much goes into it. It’s not all just put on the person that’s playing it. We have advisors, just like when I did Snowfall the first season, and the second season, I had Dub-C with me every single day, who’s from there, I had John Singleton, who’s from there…and that’s how good actors approach characters that they play.”

He’s Acquainted With Heartbreak

“I’m so envious of how you’re able to express yourself,” Damson informed Syd (fka Syd The Child) after she dropped her 2022 album Damaged Hearts Membership in 2022, per Interview journal. “I don’t get to do that with acting, because I’m playing a character, unless I choose a role that is similar to my life. I was in a nine-year relationship, so I relate to this album in a very real way.”

Damson didn’t clarify who he was with, however he did share extra in regards to the breakup. “After leaving a nine-year relationship, I learned it was time to sit down and really find out who I am. Do you feel like you’ve had this epiphany now that this art is out there in the universe?”

Damson Shut Down Saweetie Courting Rumors

 Damson first met Syd at an NBA Finals celebration thrown by their mutual good friend, Tyler, The Creator. Damson’s friendship with one other rapper, Saweetie, bought folks speaking a couple of potential relationship in 2022. “No, no, me and that queen are just friends,” he mentioned throughout an look on The Breakfast Membership in 2022 when the hosts introduced up his viral video of her taking part in piano in her house, per Advanced. “She’s a great piano player. And I didn’t know she could play piano—I didn’t even think the world knew. So I was like, ‘Oh, this is a cool moment.’”

“She’s a huge Snowfall fan. That day we were at lunch, I think, talking about how we could collaborate,” he added. “She wanted to show me her new place because I love CB2, and I was going to give her some ideas about furniture and art, and then boom, we went. She was playing the piano. That’s it. I was in there for like five minutes, and I dipped out. She’s a friend of mine.”

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He Helps Manchester United

“I’m always playing soccer!” he informed Gentleman’s Journal. “My whole life I’ve played football. I support Manchester United — the greatest team in the world. I’ve never been to a game, though, which is blasphemous. When I grew up, in my area of Peckham, you’d always see United on the TV — but you were never going to get to Manchester. You could hardly afford to get to Brixton!”