Derek and his wife, actress Sophia, announced in November 2006 that they were expecting their first child.
Derek was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He was named "Sexiest Good Guy"
Derek's astrological sign is Taurus.
Derek played Boobie Miles in the movie "Friday Night Lights".
Derek starred in the movie "Antwone Fisher" along with Denzel Washington.
Derek plays Kid in the movie "Biker Boyz".
Derek plays Bobby Joe Hill in the movie "Glory Road".
Derek is 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
Derek brought his wife, Sophia, on stage when he won the Independent Spirit Award for best actor ("Antwone Fisher") and handed her his award. He also revealed on stage that four years ago, he was waiting tables at the 1999 Spirit Awards.
(On what's romantic)
Derek: Rubbing my wife's feet after a long day. To show affection even though you're both tired, that's romantic.