April 24, 1974 |
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Derek Luke (born April 24, 1974) is an American actor. He won the Independent Spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, directed and produced by Denzel Washington.
Luke was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Marjorie Dixon, a pianist, and Maurice Luke, a former actor. His father is from Georgetown, Guyana. He attended freshman year at Linden High School and graduated from Snyder High School in 1993.
Luke played a small part as a nurse in the 1999 episode "White Collar" of the sitcom The King of Queens, and appeared on on the NBC show Trauma. He played one of the group members of Mayhem in the Moesha episode "Mayhem at the Jam Esp' (March 19, 2001).
He plays Alicia Keys' love interest in her music video for "Teenage Love Affair". He played singer Monica's love interest in the her music video for "So Gone". Luke played Sean 'Puffy' Combs in the 2009 film Notorious, and James 'Boobie' Miles in the 2004 film Friday Night Lights.
From February to April 2013, Luke played the character of "Gregory" in the F/X series The Americans.
- Antwone Fisher (2002) - Antwone "Fish" Fisher
- Biker Boyz (2003) - Kid
- Pieces of April (2003) - Bobby
- Friday Night Lights (2004) - Boobie Miles
- Spartan (2004) - Curtis
- Glory Road (2006) - Bobby Joe Hill
- Catch a Fire (2006) - Patrick Chamusso
- Lions for Lambs (2007) - Arian Finch
- Definitely, Maybe (2008) - Russell T. McCormack
- Miracle at St. Anna (2008) - 2nd Staff Sgt. Aubrey Stamps
- Notorious (2009) - Sean "Puffy" Combs
- Madea Goes to Jail (2009) - Joshua Hardaway
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Gabe Jones
- Sparkle (2012) - Stix
- Seeking A Friend for the End of the World (2012) - Alan Speck
- Baggage Claim (2013) - William Wright
- The King of Queens (1999/2000) - Orderly/Delivery Man
- Moesha (2001) - Ruckus
- Trauma (2010) - Cameron Boone
- HawthoRNe (2011) - Dr. Miles Bourdet
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode, "CSI Down", 2011) - Paramedic
- The Americans (2013) - Gregory Thomas
- "Today in History - April 24". Fox News. 2012-05-04.
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- "Tim Robbins and Derek Luke interview about Catch a Fire". PopEntertainment.com. 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- "Derek Luke Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 2007-11-10.
- Collis, Clark. "Fall Movie Summer Preview, September: Miracle at St. Anna." Entertainment Weekly, Iss. #1007/1008, August 22/29, 2008, pg. 42-45.