Derek Luke Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Net Worth

Derek Luke
Nick Name Derek, D
Real Name Derek Luke
Profession American Actor
Known for His role as Detective David Starsky on the 1970s television series, Starsky & Hutch
Nationality American
Age 47 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth April 24, 1974
Birthplace Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Hobbies Reading, Singing
Religion Atheist
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Physical Stats

Height 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Type Slim

Best known for playing the lead role of Antwone Fisher and his aftermath heart touching 2003 Indipendent Spirit award acceptance speech for the same movie, New Jersey native African American Actors Derek Luke has been able to win millions of hearts- thanks to his critically acclaimed performance in movies such as Glory Road, Catch a Fire, Miracle at St. Anna, Madea Goes to Jail and TV shows such as Trauma (including Antwone Fisher).

Now moving on to his physical orientation, he is a heart-throb with his tall height of 5 feet and 11 inches, well-maintained body, gentleman personality, delicious face, dark skin and charming smile. He is known as someone who is hardworking and disciplined. Moreover, his hard work-out schedules has made quite news in various reputable sites over the internet.

Generally, he likes to work out in old-school ways generally running, sprinting and speed drilling. Also, his net worth is speculated to be around 5 million US dollars. Moreover, his weight is not known but judging from his pictures, he has a weight equivalent to athletic person of his height.

He was born in New Jersey in the year 1974. It is said that he was interested in drama since he was 4 years of age – it is the age when he finally lets his mother know that he loves drama. And, in the year 1995, he moves to California to make his early dream of being an actor turn to a reality. But, unfortunately, the money that he brought was depleting, so was his hopes of being an actor. It was not like he was born in a poor family. However, it was hard for her mother to sustain the family alone. His musician mother and actor father divorced when he was in grade 3.

However, he decides to stick up to his dream and stay in the city doing small jobs. In the process, he first worked at Universal Pictures as usher for television tapings. After that, he even tried selling stuffs like gifts and candies on the Sony Pictures Studio lot.

Now, many of the people may know story from here. If you don’t know, making the story shirt, he came to know about then unknown screenwriter Antwone Fisher while at Sony and developed a layman friendship with him. Luke was intrigued by the fact that the ex-security guard of Sony, ex- Navy Seal and ex- Fedral Correctional Officer Antwone spent 14 years of his childhood in two foster homes. Luke was excited by this whole Antwone situation inside the studio not only because Sony was making a movie out of his story, but also because it was a chance for him to prove himself. He tried to gain as much as information about Antwone, and thus, he got deeply motivated to be part of the movie.   But, unfortunately, the production of the picture paused in the middle even before the completion of entire casting. He auditioned two times for the movie in 1998.

After that, he decides to continue his acting journey thinking he will take whatever arrives at his doorsteps. He took acting lessons at night, and managed his small jobs while taking auditions in daytime. Luckily, he got chance to be small part of acting projects like The King of Queens (1999) and Mosha(2001).

Not surprisingly, the second interview with the crew of the movie in 2001 was enough for the actor to be selected for the part of Antwone. Director Denzel was impressed with the young actor and decided to believe in the young actor. The movie proved to be a huge hit, and a charmer for critics.

He won half dozens of awards including Independent Spirit Award for his unforgettable performance of Antwone. Since 2002 to now, he has worked as many diverse roles in various acting projects ( he has worked as featured character of ensemble projects such as Sparten, Glory Road and Friday Night Lights to lead character such as Patrick Chamusso, an young  down-to-worth normal man turned freedom fighter in 2006 biographical thriller Catch a Fire.)

Nevertheless, who could forget his role as well-educated and rational 2nd Staff Sgt. Aubrey Stamps in 2008 American Italian epic-war film Miracle at St Anna, or his acting as courageous Gabe Jones in Captain America: The First Avenger.

He is thankful of his beautiful actress wife Sophia Adella Luke for her unconditioned love and support. During his award acceptance speech on the stage of 2003’s Independent Spirits Awards, he said that he couldn’t have been what he is today if the lovely Sophia didn’t supported him. Matter of fact, his wife Sophia was beside the actor on the stage and she cried emotionally.

In March of 2006, they were expecting their first child as a happy family. They married each other in the year 1998. Also, it is said that they had a lovely wedding back then and the family members of both Luke and Adella were present in the wedding.

Anyway, we can’t verify any of other children, divorce, or gay rumors about the actor except mentioned above.

Other wiki on his professional life can be accessed via Wikipedia and IMDB’s biography on him. His fans can surely connect him via social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or, you can go to his personal website to gain access to more info. To watch his shirtless scene from the 2003 movie Pieces of April, one can check out YouTube.

In testing wiki- Four years prior to 2003, he was waiting tables at the same Independent Spirits Award stage as a waiter. After 4 years, the man would win the celebrated award.

Derek Luke was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. . Derek Luke is American Actor by profession, find out mroe facts, education, weight, and more.


School Name Linden High School, Union County, New Jersey, United States
Collage / Uni Jersey State College, New Jersey


Salary US$ 10K-12K Per Episode
Net Worth $5 million


Father Maurice Luke
Mother Marjorie Dixon
Mirtial Status Married

Favorite Things

Favorite Food Java-Plum, Watermelon
Favorite TV Show Freak Show (4th Season)
Favorite Actress Jennifer Holland
Favorite Actor Stephen Blackehart
Favorite Colour Deep lemon, Orange