Tall, Dark and Handsome! (They might have coined the phrase, but we truly understand it.) From his smooth chocolate skin, full lips and curly dark hair. Derek Luke is the go-to ,all American, all around good guy boyfriend for black cinema. Whenever I think about a storyline in or outside of major productions I (and I’m sure many others) envision Derek Luke as the good guy. He always gets a role of a guy that finishes last, but runs a good race.
When watching his latest role on Empire, I was reminded of his awesome talent, his believable portrayal of his characters and ability to make us and his on screen love interests fall in love with him time after time. I started thinking about him as a person. Of course I don’t know him as a person, but I’ve never heard any negative news regarding him. I read an article on Biography.com and It made me love him all the more. We all love his roles in Biker Boyz and Friday Night Lights, I even enjoyed his “boy next door” role in Baggage Claim. I also like that we see him in small and large roles. It seems he’s not too proud to be in a movie with a role that may not be a big box office hit. He seems to have steady work in Hollywood whether it be a Tyler Parry film, or guest appearances on prime time television. I’m waiting for another moving role such as Antwone Fisher. He deserves it!
Whether he’s shaking his shoulders like P. Diddy or head of security for an Empire, Mr. Luke always performs.
Just a little of the TRUTH…