Golden Globe Ambassador Isan Elba on Breaking Mental Health Stigmas


The 16-year-old daughter of Idris Elba will use her platform to speak out about a cause that’s “taboo” in the African-American community.

Last year, Miss Golden Globe — the title annually bequeathed to the offspring of Hollywood’s biggest stars (with an occasional Mr. in the mix) — rebranded after half a century. The teens in black-tie attire handing out statues onstage at the Beverly Hilton would henceforth be known as Golden Globe Ambassadors.

For the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which grants the Golden Globes, the renaming was meant to modernize the role and highlight its philanthropic aspects. This year’s ambassador, Isan Elba, the 16-year-old daughter of actor Idris and Kim Elba, is embracing that evolution, choosing to highlight mental health in teenagers and the…

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