Derek Luke

Actor
A long-time aspiring actor who grabbed the public's attention with a stellar performance in the acclaimed "Antwone Fisher" (2002), Derek Luke emerged from years of obscurity to become an accomplished and respected ... Read more »
Born: 04/24/1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Roots 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alex of Venice 2015 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Empire 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1998 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rogue 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Self/Less 2015 (Movie)

Anton (Actor)

Supremacy 2015 (Movie)

Raymond (Actor)

The King of Queens 1998 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baggage Claim 2013 (Movie)

William Wright (Actor)

The Americans 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

Speck (Actor)

Sparkle 2012 (Movie)

Stix (Actor)

Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 (Movie)

Gabe Jones (Actor)

HawthoRNe 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trauma 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

Sean 'Puffy' Combs (Actor)

Rip the Runway 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

Joshua Hardaway (Actor)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

Russell T. McCormack (Actor)

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

2nd Staff Sergeant Aubrey Stamps (Actor)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

Arian Finch (Actor)

Catch a Fire 2006 (Movie)

Patrick Chamusso (Actor)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

Bobby Joe Hill (Actor)

Friday Night Lights 2004 (Movie)

Boobie Miles (Actor)

Spartan 2004 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biker Boyz 2003 (Movie)

Kid (Actor)

Pieces of April 2003 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

The 34th NAACP Image Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

Antwone Fisher (Actor)
Music (2)

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

("Party & Bullshit") (Song Performer)

Catch a Fire 2006 (Movie)

("Sobashiya Abazali" - Traditional) (Song Performer)

Biography

A long-time aspiring actor who grabbed the public's attention with a stellar performance in the acclaimed "Antwone Fisher" (2002), Derek Luke emerged from years of obscurity to become an accomplished and respected performer. Not one to choose style over substance after his initial success, Luke has largely eschewed typical Hollywood fare to concentrate on meatier roles in smaller, but significant films that elevated the young actor's critical esteem. The cost, however, has been the spotlight-despite the recognition from "Antwone Fisher," Luke was yet a household name. But the comfortable anonymity suited the young actor just fine, even as he stood out as the star performer in roles both large and small, establishing what many believed would be a long and productive career.

Relationships

Marjorie Dixon

Mother

Sophia Hernandez

Wife

Daniel Luke Actor

Brother

Maurice Luke

Father
Native of Guyana

Maurice Luke

Brother

EDUCATION

Linden High School

1992
(Linden, NJ)

Milestones

2011

Cast as Gabe Jones, a member of the Howling Commandos, in "Captain America: The First Avenger"

2009

Portrayed Biggie's manager Sean Combs in the biopic, "Notorious"

2009

Cast as paramedic Cameron Boone in the short-lived NBC drama, "Trauma"

2009

Appeared in "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail"

2008

Played one of the four male leads in Spike Lee's war film, "Miracle at St. Anna"

2007

Portrayed a soldier stationed in Afghanistan in Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs"

2006

Co-starred in "Glory Road," James Gartner's film based on the first all-black college basketball teams road to the NCAA national championship

2006

Starred in the apartheid thriller "Catch a Fire"

2004

Appeared in director David Mamet's film "Spartan," starring Val Kilmer

2004

Directed by Peter Berg in the football themed "Friday Night Lights"

2003

Cast opposite Katie Holmes in the Sundance feature, "Pieces of April"

2003

Co-starred in the motorcycle drama "Biker Boyz"

2002

Made feature debut as the title character in Denzel Washington's directorial debut "Antwone Fisher"

2002

Featured in a series of Gap TV commericals

2001

Appeared on an episode of "Moesha" (UPN)

1999

Made TV debut as an orderly on "The King of Queens" (CBS)

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