Derek Luke - Biography

Last Modified: May 8, 2020

Derek Luke
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: 13 Reasons Why
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 24, 1974 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Derek Luke
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Maurice Luke Sr.
Mother's Name: Marjorie Dixon
Siblings: 2

Danile Luke (brother)
Maurice Luke Jr. (brother)

High School: Linden High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Spanish, African)
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Sophia Adella Luke
Children: 1

son

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Derek Luke?

Derek Luke is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in Antwone Fisher, Captain America: The First Avenger as Gabe Jones, 13 Reasons Why as Kevin Porter, Extraction.

Derek Luke in in Antwone Fisher (Image: Pinterest)

Derek Luke – Age, Parents, Siblings

Derek Luke’s birth took place on April 24, 1974, in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was born to mother Marjorie Dixon, a pianist, and father Maurice Luke Sr., a former actor. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- brothers Daniel Luke, Maurice Luke Jr.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Derek Luke attended Henry Snyder High School and graduated from Linden High School. His ethnicity is African-American. He studied at Jersey City State University for a semester, took every subject he could and end up failing. So he dropped out to pursue a career as an actor as he always loved expression.

Derek Luke – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Luke married his longtime girlfriend Sophia Adella in 1998 after years of dating. With his wife, who has added his last name to her name, he has a child – a son born in 2016. As of 2020, the couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Derek Luke, Sophia Adella Luke with their son (Image: Instagram - posted Feb 2020)

Derek Luke – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million and figure on his annual salary is not known.

Derek Luke – Career

Films

Luke began his career as an actor in 1999 in two episodes of The King of Queens (1999-2000). He was working at a store folding clothes then.

Finally, in 2002, he landed his breakthrough role of Antwone "Fish" Fisher in the film Antwone Fisher. This was followed by roles in the hit films Glory Road (2006), Catch a Fire (2006), Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Madea Goes to Jail (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Baggage Claim (2013), Supremacy (2014), Extraction (2020).

Series

Derek Luke has also starred in several TV series. He was a series regular in the TV series Trauma (2009-2010), Hawthorne (2011), Rogue (2015-2017), and guest appearances in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011), The Americans (2013, 2018), Empire (2015), Roots (2016).

Moreover, he has portrayed the main character of Mr. Kevin Porter in 13 Reasons Why (2017-present), and Marcus Moore in The Purge (2019).

Derek Luke in 13 Reasons Why (Image: Netflix)

Co-stars

On the set of Extraction, Derek Luke has starred alongside Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Hargrave (also the director), David Harbour, Nico Pimpare, Fay Masterson.

Derek Luke – Net Worth, Salary

For his work as an actor, Derek Luke has won BET Award (2002), Black Reel Award (2002), Independent Spirit Award (2002), National Board of Review Award (2002), Satellite Award (2002), Hollywood Film Festival Award (2004), among others.

He has also been nominated for Chicago Film Critics Association Award, MTV Movie Award, Teen Choice Award, Satellite Award (2006), Image Award (2008).

Derek Luke – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Derek Luke is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting.

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