Biography - Bokeem Woodbine

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Bokeem Woodbine
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Who is Bokeem Woodbine?

Bokeem Woodbine is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in the second season of Fargo as Milligan, in Underground as Daniel, and as Herman Schultz/Shocker in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

Bokeem Woodbine (Image: EURweb)

Bokeem Woodbine – Age, Parents, Siblings

Bokeem Woodbine’s birth took place on April 13, 1973, in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. He was born to an actress mother while any details of his father are not revealed. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sister.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Bokeem Woodbine attended the prestigious Dalton School before transferring to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in the city of New York. His ethnicity is African-American.

Bokeem Woodbine – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Bokeem Woodbine is a happily married man. With his wife Mahiely Woodbine, he has a child, a daughter born in early 2011. As of 2020, the couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

Bokeem Woodbine, Mahiely Woodbine in Sept 2010 (Image: Getty Images)

Bokeem Woodbine – Career

Early Career

After his mother encouraged him to enter show business, he started his career as an actor at the age of 19. One of his first roles was as a stand-in and extra in the 1992 film Juice followed by his TV acting debut in CBS Schoolbreak Special. Finally, in 1993 he was cast as Diquan Mitchell in the film Strapped, which is considered his breakthrough.

Films, Series

Since then Bokeem Woodbine has starred in dozens of TV series and films. Some films in which he has portrayed character(s) include The Runner (1999), Sniper 2 (2002), The Fifth Commandment (2008), Ghost of New Orleans (2011), Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) as Herman Schultz / Shocker #2, the Shadow of the Moon (2019), Spenser Confidential (2020), Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021).

Moreover, Woodbine is also a regular on TV. He has had recurring roles in the TV series City of Angels (2000), Saving Grace (2007-2010), Southland (2011-2012), Fargo (2015), Underground (2017), Unsolved (2018), etc. He is also the founder of the production company Woodbine Enterprises. 


On the set of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Bokeem Woodbine has worked with Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Carrie Coon, and Celeste O'Connor.

Bokeem Woodbine in Spenser Confidential (Image: Product Placement Blog)

Bokeem Woodbine – Awards, Nominations

For his work as an actor, Woodbine has been nominated for Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2015), Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie  (2016), and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2001).

Bokeem Woodbine – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Bokeem Woodbine is estimated at around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Bokeem Woodbine – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles, Bokeem Woodbine is active on Instagram but is absent from Facebook and Twitter.

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