Derek Luke is an American actor who was born on April 24, 1974. Luke's breakthrough role came in the 2002 film "Antwone Fisher" opposite Denzel Washington who also directed the film. Luke won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance. Shortly after, Luke appeared in a number of films portraying the role of Bobby in the 2003 movie "Pieces of April" directed by Peter Hedges and playing the role of Boobie Miles in the 2004 movie "Friday Night Lights" directed by Peter Berg. Luke followed with interesting work in the 2006 film "Glory Road" and received praise for his work in the film "Catch a Fire" directed by Phillip Noyce later that year. In 2009, Luke had a memorable turn in Tyler Perry's film "Madea Goes to Jail. Luke has done some television work as a regular, including the 2010 NBC series "Trauma" and "Hawthorne" opposite Jada Pinkett Smith. Moving back to film, Luke was seen in the 2011 movie "Captain America: The First Avenger" and the 2012 release "Sparkle" opposite the late Whitney Houston.