Derek Luke (actor)
Luke at Orlando, Florida in 2013
April 24, 1974|
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sophia Adella Luke (1998–present)|
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. Since 1998, he has been married to actress Sophia Adella Luke.
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. Derek attended freshman year at Linden High School and graduated from Henry 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 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 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.
Glory Road, which was released in the U.S. in January, 2006, forty years after the "fabulous five" forever altered the landscape of college basketball. Derek Luke was cast to play Bobby Joe in the movie.
From February to April 2013, Luke played the character of "Gregory" in the FX series The Americans. In 2015, he played Malcolm Devoe, head of security for Empire Entertainment on the TV series Empire and Cookie's secret love interest.
|1999||The King of Queens||Orderly||Episode: "White Collar"|
|2000||The King of Queens||Delivery Man||Episode: "Dark Meet"|
|2001||Moesha||Ruckus||Episode: "Mayhem at the Jam"|
|2009–2010||Trauma||Cameron Boone||20 episodes|
|2011||Hawthorne||Dr. Miles Bourdet||8 episodes|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Paramedic||Episode: "CSI Down"|
|2013||The Americans||Gregory Thomas||3 episodes|
|2015||Empire||Malcolm DeVeaux||3 episodes|
|2015–present||Rogue||Marlon Dinard||Series regular|
|2016||Roots||Silla Ba Dibba|
|2017||13 Reasons Why||Mr. Porter|
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