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Derek Luke was born on April 24, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Antwone Fisher (2002), Glory Road (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has been married to Sophia Adella Luke since April 4, 1999. They have one child.
Interesting Facts about Derek Luke
- Big supporter of the Science Genius Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bringing Attention to Transforming, Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science).
- Brought 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.
Personal Quotes by Derek Luke
I 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.- Derek Luke
I 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.- Derek Luke
I 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.- Derek Luke
Then 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.- Derek Luke
When 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.- Derek Luke