More Derek Luke Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Biker Boyz)Derek Luke is receiving critical and audience acclaim for his performance in the title role of Denzel Washington's Antwone Fisher. Luke also garnered the National Board of Review Award for Best Male Breakout Performance for his work in the film, which marked his feature film debut. During the casting process for Antwone Fisher, Luke's determination and perseverance paid off when, as an employee at the Sony Pictures gift shop, he caught the attention of first-time director Denzel Washington and won the coveted role from among hundreds of other young hopefuls.
A native of New Jersey, Luke had come to California to pursue an acting career. Prior to Antwone Fisher, he had been almost a complete unknown except for small guest appearances on the television series Moesha and The King of Queens.
Following Biker Boyz, Luke stars opposite Katie Holmes in Pieces of April, for writer/director Peter Hedges. In December of last year, he was also featured in a series of Gap ads.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Biker Boyz" (02-Feb-2003)