Derek Luke is an American-born film and television actor. He marked his big screen debut in the 2002 biopic, Antwone Fisher . His portrayal of the film’s titular character remains one of his most critically acclaimed roles, having received multiple awards for his performance. The talented actor has since starred in several other notable films, including Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail , Sparkle, as well as the superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger .
On the small screen, Luke is known for his roles in television series such as Trauma and Rogue . More recently, he landed a main cast spot on the web drama series 13 Reasons Why . After two successful seasons, the show was renewed for a third season in June 2018.
Bio (Age) – Who is Derek Luke?
Derek Luke was born on April 24, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. His mother, Marjorie Dixon, is a pianist and his father, Maurice Luke, is a former actor. He has two brothers, Maurice and Daniel. Derek began his high school education at Linden High School in Union County, New Jersey. After his freshman year, he transferred to Henry Snyder High School in Hudson County, New Jersey, where he graduated and graduated in 1993.
Derek Luke made his professional acting debut on the hit sitcom The King of Queens (1999-2000), followed by a guest appearance on another sitcom Moesha (2001). He landed his first feature film role as the lead in the biopic Antwone Fisher(2002), by Denzel Washington. Luke’s portrayal of the film’s title character, Antwone “Fish” Fisher, earned him critical acclaim, including the BET Award for Best Actor, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and two Black Reel Awards for Best Actor and Best Breakthrough Performance. The talented actor has also been nominated for a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Movie Award and the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
After his breakout appearance, Luke appeared in several other films including plays from April (2003), Biker Boyz (2003), Spartan (2004) and Friday Night Lights (2004). He had a starring role in the sports biopic Road to Fame (2006), which earned him the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Actor. He has also appeared in another biopic Make a Fire (2006), which earned him Black Reel Award and Satellite Award nominations for Best Actor. This actor definitely has a knack for starring in biographical films.
Derek Luke also had a role in the war drama film Lions for Lambs (2007) opposite Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise and he also starred in the hit comedy Definitely , Maybe opposite Ryan Reynolds. Other notable film credits include Miracle in St. Anne ‘s (2008), another biopic Notorious (2009), Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Baggage Claim (2013).
Wealth (income and earnings)
Derek Luke has remained fairly consistent in his acting career following his breakthrough in biography Antwone Fisher . The talented actor may not have gotten his fill of too many blockbuster film roles, but he has picked up a significant cast on both the big and small screens. The Hollywood star has an enviable net worth of $5 million.
Wife (Sophia Adella Luke) and children
Height and other body measurements
Aside from his amazing acting talents, DerekLuke is also good looking for him. The movie star stands at a height of 180 cm and can be called a real Hollywood hunk. He also maintains a decent physique at a body weight of 82 kilograms.