Who Is Derek Luke Wife? Children & Family Details

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Who Is Derek Luke Wife? Children & Family Details

American actor Derek Luke first rose to prominence after his award-winning work in the movie, Antwone Fisher, in 2002. He portrayed the titular character in the movie, which was directed and produced by Denzel Washington. 

Derek has gone on to gather a huge 41 credits as an actor. Most of his credits include high-value cinematic productions such as 13 Reasons Why (2017 to 2019), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Purge (2019), Rogue (2015 to 2016), Empire (2015), Glory Road (2006), Notorious (2009), etc. 

In addition to this, Derek has two upcoming projects, both of which are in the post-production stage as of February 2020: Out of the Fire, which is set to be launched later in 2020, and Long Day Journey, whose release date is yet to be announced. 

Derek Luke’s Personal Life: Wife & Children

Derek is married to Sophia Adella Luke (formerly Sophia Adella Hernandez), a singer and actress known for productions such as Spartan (2004), Knockout (2000), and Lying in Wait (2001). 

Derek Luke with his wife, actress Sophia Adella Luke at the 2016 Spirit Award Brunch (Photo: Sophia Luke’s Facebook)

They met a few years before Derek got the part of Antwone Fisher for the 2002 film. The couple’s wedding was in 1998.

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Derek and Sophia have one kid together. In October 2006, they were expecting their first baby to arrive in March of 2007. The child was born sometime in early 2007.

The family lives in Los Angeles, California, the United States.

Net Worth

Derek Luke has an estimated net worth of around $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He earned this wealth through his acting jobs.

Charity, Foundation

Derek uses his wealth for charity purposes. He runs a foundation called The Derek Luke Foundation. This organization organizes events such as interviews, debates, parties, and community activities. 

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The foundation celebrated Derek & Sophia Luke Day on the 1st of September 2019. They celebrated the day with music, games, and food at the Audobon Park in Jersey City. 

Interesting Facts About Derek Luke: Age, Height, Family

  • Derek Luke was born on the 24th of April 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the United States.
  • His parents are Maurice Luke (father) and Marjorie Dixon (mother). He has two brothers, Maurice and Daniel Luke.
  • He stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters).
  • Derek attended Jersey State University in Jersey City, New Jersey, to study acting.
  • His debut acting role was in the TV series, The King of Queens. He appeared in two episodes of the show: one in 1999 and another in 2000. 
  • Sophia, Derek’s wife, is Hispanic. Derek has received a lot of criticism about his interracial marriage from the African-American community for not marrying someone from within their community. 
  • He has received multiple awards, such as the BET Award for Best Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Actor, and the 2003 Independent Spirit Award for the Best Male Lead. 
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