- Name: Derek Luke
- Born: 04/24/1974 (46 years old)
- Occupation: Actor
Derek Nathanial 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 played Gabe Jones in Captain America: The First Avenger. He currently stars as a main character Kevin Porter in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Derek Luke quotes :
I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I'd got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.Derek Luke
Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.Derek Luke
Denzel's quality, I think, is his faith. You have all the action in your head and you have to believe in it and just do it. That's what he does and that's what he taught me to do.Derek Luke
A few years ago you couldn't go from TV to film. It was like a 'no no' but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there's not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you're really standing in the wisdom of God.Derek Luke