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Derek Luke: “Antwone Fisher” & “The Purge” Actor | Know Him Better

aisha Published On Sat Jun 13 2020   Modified On Sat Jun 13 2020
Derek Luke: “Antwone Fisher” & “The Purge” Actor | Know Him Better

Derek Luke is an actor best known for his work in "Glory Road" as Bobby Joe Hill, "Antwone Fisher" as Antwone Fisher, "Spartan" as Curtis, '13 Reasons Why' as Kevin Porter, and so on.

Luke was born on April 24, 1974, in Jersey City, New Jersey, and has a star sign of Taurus. He is the son of Maurice Luke, a former actor and Marjorie Dixon, a pianist. 

Let's find more interesting facts about Luke:

Net Worth: $5 million

'Supremacy' actor Derek Luke has gathered a whopping net worth of $5 million from his solo career as an actor. He was paid around $25,000 from the series '13 Reasons Why' from where he gathered $675,000 by appearing in 27 episodes in the series.

Luke has also performed in various music videos like "Knock Knock/Get It Off", "So Gone", "Take Care Of U", "I Want You", and "Teenage Love Affair" which has also helped her to gain her worth.

In 2018, he was in a Netflix commercial 'A Great Day In Hollywood' that was recreated by the iconic moment of "A Great Day in Harlem" for all the black actors.

Education & Alma Mater 

Luke went to Henry Snyder High School and later got graduated from Linden High School. He then got enrolled at Jersey City State College to please his family member and took every subject in one semester and ended up failing as Luke said he wasn't prepared for it. 

Wife: Sophia Adella Luke

Luke is married to an actress, Sophia Adella Luke best known for her roles in 'Spartan' as Agent, 'Knockout' as Isabelle Alvarado, and 'V.I.P.' as Tiegs. 

The pair got married on April 5, 1998, at Crenshaw Christian Center and are together for more than two decades. From their successful marriage, they also have given birth to their one child.

Derek Luke with his wife Sophia Adella Luke.
Derek Luke with his wife Sophia Adella Luke.
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On their 20th anniversary, Sophia shared their wedding picture saying they married with $13 rings with less than $40 in the pocket. They even didn't have an address to live but after years of togetherness, the couple is still standing strong till now.

Blessed With One Children

Luke and Adella has one son from their marriage who was born in 2016. However, his name hasn't been revealed till now by his parents but they keep on posting pictures of him. 

Adella also goes on date with her son while her main duty is to babysit her child from day to night all along. Both Derek and Sophia are blessed to have their son in their life.

Derek Luke and Sophia Adella Luke with their son.
Derek Luke and Sophia Adella Luke with their son.
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Won Seven Awards

Marcus Moore from 'The Purge' is a great actor as he has been awarded several prestigious awards throughout his journey. He has won seven awards for his performance in various movies and series while he has been nominated for 13 awards. 

In 2003, he won the BET Award for Best Actor in 'Antwone Fisher' (2002), Hollywood Film Awards for Breakthrough Actor in Glory Road (2006), and many more.

Tried To Copy Denzel Washington

During his starting phase of acting career, Luke used to emulate Denzel Washington a lot because he used to focus on real-life through his acting. Luke also copied some of his mannerisms at first but that didn't work for him. 

Derek Luke with Denzel Washington.
Derek Luke with Denzel Washington.
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Later Luke said he started to feel the character by growing his work and felt right to speak all the lines. Some of Washington's habits also helped him to become a better person said, Luke.

How He Started Acting

Luke was into acting ever since he was a kid as he used to love making expressions and it was then he started thinking about acting. When he was 9/10 years old, Luke said his mom that he wanted to act and she replied, if he wanted to be an actor that he must be 18. This story was later reminded by Luke's mother as he had forgotten it. 

A picture of Derek Luke as Kevin Porter '13 Reasons Why'.
A picture of Derek Luke as Kevin Porter '13 Reasons Why'.
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Then he was working at a Newark store in New Jersey and saw a hero in person and got excited about it. Later, he decided to change his dreams into reality and started chasing after his dreams.

Appeared in Captain America

Arian Finch from 'Lions for Lambs' has appeared in a Marvel movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger' as Gabe Jones in 2011. He has a small role in the movie where Luke has acted as a soldier in it. 

The movie later became his highest-grossed movie that was made on a budget of $140 million while grossed around $370 million from its worldwide collection.

Derek Luke (first left) in Captain America.
Derek Luke (first left) in Captain America.
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Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Luke is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has gained around 205k followers on Insta with the username 'derekluke' and 45.4k followers on Twitter with the username 'DerekLuke'. 

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