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Derek Luke

Biography

Actor who all became well known for his jobs in films such as for example Antwone Fisher, Glory Street and Captain America: The Initial Avenger. He also acquired a reoccurring function in the strike, first Netflix series 13 EXPLANATIONS WHY. He produced his performing debut being a delivery guy in it series The Ruler of Queens in 1999. He gained an Independent Heart Award for Greatest Male Business lead in his big-screen debut in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher. He afterwards won Breakthrough Professional for Glory Street on the 2006 Hollywood Film Awards. He was created to parents Marjorie Dixon and Maurice Luke. In 1998 he wedded Sophia Adella Luke, jointly they have a kid. He performed the function of Sean “Puffy” Combs in this year’s 2009 film Notorious.

Quick Facts


Full Name Derek Luke
Date Of Birth April 24, 1974
Place Of Birth Jersey City, NJ
Height 1.78 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Linden High School
Nationality American
Spouse Sophia Adella Luke
Parents Maurice Luke, Marjorie Dixon
Siblings Daniel Luke, Maurice Luke
Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, BET Award for Best Actor, Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding New Talent
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male, Black Reel Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male
Movies Antwone Fisher, Notorious, Captain America: The First Avenger, Friday Night Lights, Glory Road, Madea Goes to Jail, Biker Boyz, Baggage Claim, Miracle at St. Anna, Catch a Fire, Sparkle, Self/less, Definitely, Maybe, Pieces of April, Lions for Lambs, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Alex of Venice, Spartan, Supremacy
TV Shows Roots, Hawthorne, Trauma, 13 Reasons Why
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Brought his wife, Sophia, on stage when he won the Independent Spirit Award for best actor ("Antwone Fisher") and handed her his award. He also revealed on stage that four years ago, he was waiting tables at the 1999 Spirit Awards.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13 Reasons Why2017TV Series post-productionMr. Porter
Roots2016TV Mini-SeriesSilla Ba Dibba
Rogue2015-2016TV SeriesMarlon Dinard
Self/less2015Anton
Empire2015TV SeriesMalcolm Deveaux
Sight Unseen2014/III
Supremacy2014/IRaymond
Alex of Venice2014Frank
Baggage Claim2013William Wright
The Americans2013TV SeriesGregory Thomas
Second Sight2013TV MovieDet. Paul Giroux
Sparkle2012/IStix
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World2012Speck
Hawthorne2011TV SeriesDr. Miles Bourdet
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Gabe Jones
Trauma2009-2010TV SeriesCameron Boone
Madea Goes to Jail2009Joshua Hardaway
Notorious2009Sean 'Puffy' Combs
Miracle at St. Anna20082nd Staff Sergeant Aubrey Stamps
Definitely, Maybe2008Russell T. McCormack
Lions for Lambs2007Arian Finch
Catch a Fire2006Patrick Chamusso
Glory Road2006Bobby Joe Hill
Friday Night Lights2004Boobie Miles
Spartan2004Curtis
Biker Boyz2003Kid
Pieces of April2003Bobby
Antwone Fisher2002Antwone Fisher
Moesha2001TV SeriesRuckus
The King of Queens1999-2000TV SeriesDelivery Man / Orderly

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Notorious2009performer: "Party & Bullshit", "Warning", "Juicy"
Catch a Fire2006performer: "Sobashiya Abazali", "Tyy"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All the Pieces Together2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Total Request Live2002TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Antwone Fisher'2001TV Short documentaryHimself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Captain America: The First Avenger - Howling Commandos2011Video shortHimself
Marvel LIVE! World Premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger2011Video shortHimself
Rip the Runway2009TV MovieHimself - Host
Lopez Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
I Believe in Miracles2009Video documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
'Friday Night Lights': The Story of the 1988 Permian Panthers2005Video documentary shortHimself
All the Pieces Together2004Video documentary shortHimself / Bobby
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2015TV SeriesMalcolm Deveaux
Irak-Afganistán, la guerra llega al cine2008TV Movie documentaryLt. Arian Finch

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsBreakthrough ActorGlory Road (2006)
2003BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActorAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActorAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough Performance - Viewer's ChoiceAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding New TalentAntwone Fisher (2002)
2002NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance - MaleAntwone Fisher (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastBaggage Claim (2013)· Djimon Hounsou, Adam Brody, Jill Scott, Taye Diggs, Lauren London, Jenifer Lewis, Terrence Jenkins, Trey Songz, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Boris Kodjoe, La La Anthony, Christina Milian, Affion Crockett, Paula Patton
2010Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActorMadea Goes to Jail (2009)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureMiracle at St. Anna (2008)
2008Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorMiracle at St. Anna (2008)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActorCatch a Fire (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaCatch a Fire (2006)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Male PerformanceAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest NewcomerAntwone Fisher (2002)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Breakout Star - MaleAntwone Fisher (2002)


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#Quote
1I had a lot of fun with Val Kilmer. He's like a big kid.
2I love hip-hop and you can't tell me I'm not a hip-hop artist.
3I was discovered on the Sony lot through an audition by Denzel Washington.
4In my heart of hearts I believe I was made to entertain.
5I loved B.I.G., but not like I liked Tupac, because he was an actor, so I related to him.
6I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I'd got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.
7Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.
8I was watching TV at age 9 or 10, and my mom said that I came from the front room and I told her that I want to act. And she said if you want to do this at 18, then you can. It was a very simple story, yet, I do not even remember the conversation that I had with my mother. Until she reminded me of the story many years later.
9When your heart is first, you can be absent of heart but when you put spirit first, you have a reason for why you do heart.
10Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that's what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance.
11A few years ago you couldn't go from TV to film. It was like a 'no no' but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there's not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you're really standing in the wisdom of God.
12I went to Jersey City State College to please a family member. I wasn't prepared for school. To say I failed out is putting it nicely.
13I tried to copy some of his mannerisms at first but it didn't work. And then I just let the spirit of the character grow in me and it just took its rightful place. I started to speak the lines and it felt right.
14Denzel Washington is a person I will always emulate. I emulate him because he focuses on real life. Because of that he has made me a better person.
15I want what's mine. I see other actors who are doing very interesting roles, and I just want to continue to do things that are interesting, and things that people will go see in theaters.
16I went to college for one semester, and I took every subject I could, and I ended up failing. So I thought to myself, Ever since I was a kid, I've loved expression - and that's when I started thinking about acting.
17I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother.
18Hip-hop was my first audience - I would rap in the mirror, walk down the street and listen to my Walkman.
19Oh, my God! My wife and I, boy, we got down that night. On a personal note!
20It's a story about victory that will touch the lives of everyone who watches it. It's powerful.
21Antwone's story was a story of hope and that's what appealed to me. I needed hope myself at that time. I think all actors give up at some time and think they're never going to make it.
22He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter; everybody he calls on to help him is busy, but lo and behold, you look across the room, and I'm waiting for that action.
23Denzel's quality, I think, is his faith. You have all the action in your head and you have to believe in it and just do it. That's what he does and that's what he taught me to do.


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