Idris Elba was already an actor and DJ, but the Brit is now also a children's book writer.
star has signed a multi-book deal with HarperCollins, the publishing house reported Monday.
It concerns both picture books and a series of works of fiction.
Idris developed the stories in it together with children's author Robyn Charteris.
In a statement, the actor explains where he gets his inspiration today: "I feel privileged to bring these stories to life, inspired by my daughter and with my wonderful writing partner Robyn Charteris."
It is not clear if there is a character in his book based on daughter Isan, 19, or if the actor ever made up the stories for her.
Idris also has a son, 6-year-old Winston.