An American actor, Derek Luke is well known for an American television series ‘13 Reasons Why’ as a role of Kevin Porter.
Luke has been a very impressive actor for a long time, and his tremendous work in television shows and movies have won millions of hearts all over the world.
He is also a loving husband and is living a beautiful conjugal life with Sophia Adella Luke.
Let us take a look at the inspiring life of the actor.
Derek Luke Is Living A Blissful Married Life With Wife Sophia Adella Luke
Sophia Adella and Derek are together for 19 years. The couple got married in 1998. Derek is a black American, whereas, Sophia is a white American girl.
Sophia Adella Luke, also known as Sophia Adella Hernandez is also an actress who has starred in several movies like The Rally-LA (2016), Spartan (2004), Lying in Wait (2001), Knockout(2000/2001).
The duo of two different ethnicities is living a life together with a love that most of the people can only dream. Though the couple faced different obstacles nothing can stop you when you are right.
He blocked an Instagram account because of the racial comments
It is surprising that even in the 21st Century the word Racism still exists and people are still suffering. Derek also faced the problems for choosing a non-Black wife.
Those people choose his Instagram account to express their anger and wrote some unacceptable things for both Derek and Sophia which led the actor to block his Instagram account.
Though he wrote a powerful letter to defend his wife.
This letter also shows that how sad was he during that Instagram attack from some fans.
Derek Luke’s Wonderful Career
His acting career started with an audition with Robi Reed-Humes, a casting director for the role of Antwone Fisher in the movie with the same title.
He won the independent spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in 2002 film ‘Antwone Fisher’.
Similarly, Luke played a major role in Spike Lee’s 2008 war film Miracle at St. Anna where his performance was highly appreciated. Along with that, Luke did a small role as a nurse in one of the episodes of the sitcom The King of Queens. alongside Kevin James, and Leah Remini.
Currently, he is working on the project '13 reason why', based on the 2007 popular Novel with the same title by Jay Asher. The series is getting positive reviews from critics and audience.
Luke has an estimated net worth around $ 5 million earned from his film and television projects, endorsements and ads.
We wish Derek and Sophia's relationships to last forever and wish him to have a bright successful future ahead.
Derek Luke: Quick Facts
- Born on 24 April 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- He studied at Linden High School.
- In 1993, he completed graduation from Henry Snyder High School.
- He performed the lead role in the NBC pilot 'Suspension' in March 2018.
- He has an estimated net worth of about $5 million at present.