|Celebrated Name:||Bill Duke|
|Real Name/Full Name:||William Henry Duke, Jr.|
|Age:||78 years old|
|Birth Date:||26 February 1943|
|Birth Place:||Poughkeepsie, New York, United States|
|Wife (Name):||Shelia P.Moses|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ethel, William)|
|Is Bill Duke Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
William Henry Duke Jr. (Bill Duke) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His works generally involve action, crime drama, and sometimes comedy. Movies that are directed by him are Sister Act2, Deep Cover, and A Rage in Harlem. Some of the films in which he has appeared are American Gigolo, No Man’s Land, payback. He was mostly indulged in characters that remarked law related works.
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Early Life and Biography
Bill Duke is from Poughkeepsie, New York. He got his high school degree from Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park and completed graduation at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie and then went to Boston University for B.A.
He began his career as an actor in New York theatres. He was also among the few members of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute. Duke took part in several television shows during the 1980s to embark on his acting career. Duke had a significant disadvantage of having a height of 6’2” and dark skin and a black man and hence considered as a bad guy from the beginning.
Bill Duke is married to the National Book Award nominee, Shelia P. Moses. She belongs to Africa. He has two children Ethel and William. He has a sister Yvonne Duke. He is active on Twitter with 19,800 followers and Instagram account and even a Facebook account. His niece, Nola Hampton, is also an actress who worked in a television series named Unsung Hollywood.
Age, height, and weight
Being born on 26 February,1943 , Bill Duke is 78 years old as of today’s date 11th April 2021. His height is 1.93 m tall, and his weight is 79 kg.
Bill Duke embarked on his acting career in 1971 when he achieved a role in Broadway. His movie debut was made in 1976. In 1979 he directed and even produced the short film ‘The Hero.’ He’s one of the successful documentary films is ‘Dark Girls, ‘ nominated at ‘NAACP Image Award’ even another documentary ‘Light Girls’ nominated for the ‘NAACP Image Award.’ He produced a romantic drama, ‘Not Easily Broken.’ He is also the founder of Duke Media Entertainment, providing opportunities to the aspiring artist. He is even working to provide African Americans opportunities in Hollywood.
Awards and Achievements
Bill Duke received numerous awards in his career, some of which are American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the NAACP’s Special Award for outstanding achievement, SCLC Drum major for justice film award, and a Cable Ace award. President Bill Clinton also appointed him to National Endowment for the Humanities.
Net Worth & Salary of Bill Duke in 2021
As of April 2021, Bill Duke has a net worth of $3 million. He is known for his considerable work, which consists of action films as well as crime, drama, and comedy. He is also known for his physically imposing frame.
Bill Duke is one of the most successful American actor, director, producer. Even he is the founder of Duke Media Foundation that helps to prepare the youth for a career in all aspects of the film, series, etc. He has always looked forward to allowing African American’s in Hollywood. His hard work and determination equaled success.
Even after getting a rejection from industries, he kept moving forward. He aims to shape the next generation with all the support he can give from his Duke Media Foundation. He empowers them creatively and financially. He is also a great Humanitarian, even an activist who devotes to charity and nonprofitable organizations.