Derek Luke (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Derek Luke Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight82 kg
Date of BirthApril 24, 1974
Zodiac SignTaurus
SpouseSophia Adella Luke

Derek Luke is an American actor known for appearing in popular TV shows and films like Captain America and Antwone Fisher. He also appeared in the music video of Teenage Love Affair in 2008. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 300k followers on Instagram and more than 100k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Derek Luke

Nick Name


Derek Luke in an Instagram selfie as seen in July 2017
Derek Luke in an Instagram selfie as seen in July 2017 (Derek Luke / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States




Derek attended Henry Snyder High School and graduated in 1993. He was a freshman at Linden High School before deciding to pursue his childhood dream of acting.




  • Father – Maurice Luke (Actor)
  • Mother – Marjorie Dixon (Pianist)
  • Siblings – Maurice Luke (Brother), Daniel Luke (Brother)


Derek Luke is represented by Artist and Brand Management.




5 ft 11 in or 180 cm


82 kg or 181 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Derek Luke has dated –

  1. Sophia Adella Luke (1990s-Present) – Actress Sophia began dating Derek in the early 90s. The two courted for nearly 8 years before tying the knot in 1998. The couple is happily married and is blessed with a child.
Derek Luke in a selfie in May 2018
Derek Luke in a selfie in May 2018 (Derek Luke / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


Derek has African American roots on his mother’s side and Afro-Guyanese ancestry on his father’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

His smile

Derek Luke as seen in June 2017
Derek Luke as seen in June 2017 (Derek Luke / Instagram)

Best Known For

His role in the movie Captain America as Gabe Jones and his role as Antwone Fisher which won him various accolades

First Film

Derek Luke made his theatrical film debut in the drama biopic Antwone Fisher as the lead Antwone Fisher in 2002.

First TV Show

Derek Luke made his television show debut on the comedy show The King of Queens in 1999.

Derek Luke in a selfie as seen in June 2017
Derek Luke in a selfie as seen in June 2017 (Derek Luke / Instagram)

Derek Luke Facts

  1. He always aspired to be an actor.
  2. Derek revealed that he was sexually abused when he was young.
  3. He made a cameo appearance in Alicia Keys‘ music video, Teenage Love Affair in 2008.
  4. His parents divorced when Derek was in 3rd grade and he was primarily raised by his mother.
  5. He revealed that he traveled and changed schools frequently owing to his mother’s profession.

Featured Image by Derek Luke / Instagram

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