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Derek Luke's most recent feature film role was in James Gartner's Glory Road, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. His other film credits include Peter Hedges' award–winning Pieces of April, opposite Katie Holmes and Patricia Clarkson; Peter Berg's Friday Night Lights; David Mamet's Spartan; and Reggie Rock Bythewood's Biker Boyz.
The New Jersey native made his feature film debut in 2002 in the title role of Antwone Fisher, written by the real–life Antwone Fisher and directed by and starring Denzel Washington. He won the part after five auditions, and while working at the Sony Pictures gift shop. Up until that time, his acting credits had consisted of small appearances in the television series Moesha and The King of Queens.
Mr. Luke's performance in Antwone Fisher earned him the Independent Spirit and Black Reel Awards for Best Actor. He was also honored by the National Board of Review, for Breakthrough Performance; and nominated for an MTV Movie Award for the portrayal.
He will soon star in another Working Title Films project, Definitely, Maybe.