Derek Luke Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Net Worth

Derek Luke is a very famous American born film and television actor. He is very well known for some of his roles in the industry and his roles have been some of the most critically acclaimed as of now. on the small screen, Derek has done some amazing roles in infamous tv series which include 13 reasons, Trauma and Rogue, and many more as well. he was born in the year 1974 on April 24. Luke was brought up in New Jersey in Jersey City.

The name of his mother is Marjorie Dixon and she is a pianist while his father Maurice Luke is a former actor. He has two brothers, Maurice and Daniel. Luke began with his studies of high school from Lunden high school in Union county. However, after he completed his freshman year, he took a transfer to Henry Snyder high school. in the year 1993, he completed his graduation as well.


Derek started with his career in acting an made a debut in the very famous sitcom named as King of the queens from the year 1999 to 2000. After that he made a guest appearance on another popular sitcom named as Moesha in the year 2001. After that he got a role in a feature film which was his first named as Antwone Fisher in the year 2002. It was a biopic movie and he played the lead role. He got a lot of fame and made a huge fan base with his acting skills in that movie. In fact, he also won the BET award in the best actor category as well.

This movie proved to be his breakthrough and after that he appeared in a number of films including Pieces of April in the year 2003, then Spartan, Friday night lights, and also Bikerz Boyz in the year 2004. Also, he starred in another biopic of sports category and the name of the movie was Glory road in the year 2006. With that movie he won the best breakthrough actor award under Hollywood film festival award. In the year 2006 again, he was featured in another biopic movie named as Catch a Fire and for that role also he won quite a lot of nominations.

Derek also was seen a war drama film named as Lion for Lambs in the year 2007, and then in a popular hit comic movie as well named as May be with Ryan Reynolds. Some of his other movies include Baggage claims. Madea goes to jail, Miracle on St. Anna, Notorious, as well as captain America: The first avenger. He has also done some work in amazing series which include Hawthorne, Americans, CSI: Criminal Scene, and many more as well.

Derek Luke Biography

Real Name Derek Nathanial Luke
Birth Date April 24, 1974
Age 46 Years
Birth Place Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimetres – 180 cm 
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  181 lbs 
Chest Size 37 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 16 inches
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Henry Snyder High School, Linden High School
College Not Known


Father Maurice Luke
Mother Marjorie Dixon
Sister None
Brother Maurice Luke, Daniel Luke

Relationship Status

What is Derek Luke marital status? Married
How many children does he have? One
Is he having any relationship affair? No
Is he a Gay? No
Who is Derek Luke wife? Sophia Adella Luke


  • Antwone Fisher (2002) as a Antwone “Fish” Fisher
  • Pieces of April (2003) as a Bobby
  • Biker Boyz (2003) as a Kid
  • Spartan (2004) as a Curtis
  • Friday Night Lights (2004) as a Boobie Miles
  • Glory Road (2006) as a Bobby Joe Hill
  • Catch a Fire (2006) as a Patrick Chamusso
  • Lions for Lambs (2007) as a Arian Finch
  • Definitely, Maybe (2008) as a Russell T. McCormack
  • Miracle at St. Anna (2008) as a 2nd Staff Sgt. Aubrey Stamps
  • Notorious (2009) as a Sean “Puffy” Combs
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009) as a Joshua Hardaway
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) as a Gabe Jones
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) as a Alan Speck
  • Sparkle (2012) as a Stix
  • Baggage Claim (2013) as a William Wright
  • Alex of Venice (2014) as a Frank
  • Supremacy (2014) as a Raymond
  • Sight Unseen (2014) as a N/A
  • Self/less (2015) as a Anton
  • Extraction (2020)

Television Series

  • The King of Queens (1999–2000) as a Delivery Man / Orderly
  • Moesha (2001) as a Ruckus
  • Trauma (2009–2010) as a Cameron Boone
  • Hawthorne (2011) as a Dr. Miles Bourdet
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2011) as a Paramedic
  • The Americans (2013, 2018) as a Gregory Thomas
  • Empire (2015) as a Malcolm DeVeaux
  • Rogue (2015–2017) as a Marlon Dinard
  • Roots (2016) as a Silla Ba Dibba
  • 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020) as a Mr. Kevin Porter
  • God Friended Me (2019 Henry Chase
  • The Purge (2019 Marcus Moore

Net Worth

The net worth of Derek Luke was estimated to be around $5 million as of the year 2020. The value may increase in the coming years as and when he does more projects in the future.

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