Derek Luke
Derek Luke. (Image Source: Derek's Instagram)

An American actor, Derek Luke has been in the film industry for over two decades. In 2002, he got worldwide recognition through his portrayal of Antowne Fisher in the American Biographical drama film named ' Antowne Fisher' which was directed by Denzel Washington. For his big-screen debut performance in that particular film, he was awarded the prestigious Independent Spirit Award.

Moreover, Derek also got into the spotlight through his role in Captain America: The First Avengers as Gabe Jones and in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why as Kevin Potter. Apart from being an actor, perfect husband, and perfect father to his kids, he is also the founder of the Derek Luke Foundation which aims to improve the lives of people.

Where Was Derek Luke Born?

Derek Luke was born with the birth name, Derek Nathanial Luke, on 24 April 1974. So, Derek's age is 48 years old, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. He was born in New Jersey, the United States to his parents, Maurice Luke and Majorie Dixon. His mother, Majorie is a pianist, and his father, Maurice is a former actor. His parents got divorced when he was young and after the separation, he stayed with his mother.

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Moreover, Luke grew up in Jersey City and was raised alongside his two siblings by his mother. He has two brothers named Maurice Luke Jr. and Daniel Luke. Further information related to his brother and sister is out of public sight as of now. Likewise, talking about his originality, Luke holds American nationality by birth and comprises of mixed ethnicity.

Did Derek Luke Attend College?

Speaking of his educational qualifications, Derek Luke had joined Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, United States. Later, he graduated from Linden High School. After the completion of high school studies, he joined Jersey State College to enhance his acting skills so, he could pursue his dream career, acting.

When Did Luke Derek Begin His Career?

Derek Luke began his acting career through a small role in one of the episodes of the sitcom 'The King Of Queens' in 1999. Following it, he later appeared in different television series and movies including Moesha, Antwone Fisher, The Americans, 13 Reasons Why, Biker Boyz, Notorious, Friday Night Lights, Glory Role, The Crossover, Catch a Fire, Captian America: The First Avenger, and many more. Furthermore, he was also featured in the music video named 'Teenage Love Affair' and 'So Gone'.

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Who Is Derek Luke's Wife?

Luke has been blissfully married to an actress, Sophia Adella Luke. She was born in Los Angeles, California on 11 March 1971. So, she is 51 years old. Being born on the 11th of March, she holds Pisces as per her zodiac sign. Furthermore, she was featured in the movies like Spartan (2004), Knockout (2000), and Lying in Wait (2001).

Derek Luke Partner

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On April 4, 1998, Derek Luke and Sophia Adella tied their wedding knot at Crenshaw Christian Center. Prior to their marriage, they had dated each other for 6 months. They performed their wedding in front of their six close friends by exchanging $13 rings. They spent a day in a hotel as their honeymoon which was a gift from their friend. At the time, both of them had $100 in their bank account and were homeless. Recently, on April 4, 2022, they celebrated their 22nd anniversary.

Does Derek Luke Have A Child?

Yes, Antwone Fisher star, Derek Luke has a beautiful child. Luke and his wife, Sophia Adella together share a 6-year-old son. This duo welcomed their kid in the year 2016. Detailed information about luke's children is not much known. As of now, he doesn't have a daughter. However, as we go through his social media, it seems like he spends most of his spare time with his family.

Derek Luke Child

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What Is The Net Worth Of Derek Luke?

With dedication and hard work, Derek Luke has come a long way since he started his career in acting. He has done amazing work in this field. So, it will not be a surprise to know that he earns a decent amount of money. According to, the net worth of Antowne aka Derek luke is estimated to be around $5 million.

How Tall Is Derek Luke?

According to the wiki, Derek Luke stands tall with a decent height of 1.78 m which is around 5 foot 10 inches, and his weight is about 80 kg which is around 176 lbs. Moreover, he has a waist of 35 inches. He has beautiful black-colored eyes along with black curly hair. Further exact information related to his other body parts is still unavailable.

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