Derek Luke Net Worth

Raquel Davies | January 23, 2014


$5 Million


    Derek Luke


    April 24, 1974




    5 foot 11 inches and 183lbs

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Derek Luke has an estimated net worth of $5 million

Derek Luke is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $5 million. He is 5’11″ and weighs 183 pounds. Derek Luke was born on April 24, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Luke comes from an artistic background. His father was a Guyanese actor who mostly worked as an actor in London and his mother was a professional pianist. When Luke was in the third grade his parents got divorced; he and his brothers were subsequently raised by their mother.

She struggled to provide for her family on a musician’s salary so the family moved around various ghettos in New Jersey. After attending six different schools Luke graduated from Henry Snyder High School, a performing arts high school in Jersey City. Afterwards he went on to study acting at Jersey State College in 1992. By 1995 he grew tired of school and wanted to try his luck at professional acting. Luke packed his bags and moved to Hollywood.

Derek Luke struggled as an actor once he was in L.A. He only had two credits on his resumé –bit parts on Moesha and The King of Queens— when he was offered the titular role in the film Antwone Fisher. Luke received great reviews for his performance in his debut film. He also earned an Independent Spirit Award for his work.

Music industry mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Combs hand-picked Derek Luke to play him in the film Notorious (2009) after seeing Luke’s performance in Friday Night Lights (2004). Combs was so impressed with Luke’s character in the film  that he didn’t even make the actor audition, he used Friday Night Lights as his audition.

Derek Luke’s filmography includes Spartan (2004), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Sparkle (2012), Baggage Claim (2013), and many more film and television credits.

in 1998 Derek Luke married actress and singer Sophia Adella Hernandez.

Derek Luke has enough net worth to buy:                                                                      

1. 212.3 2014 Chevy Camaro ($23,555.00 each)

2. 8,928.6  Moreschi Designer Brown Leather Shoes ($560.00 each)

3. 17,921.1 Ikea Stockholm Footstool  ($279.00 each)

Derek Luke  has enough net worth to give everyone in Norway $1.

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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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