American based actor Michael Clarke Duncan made his breakout by portraying the role of John Coffey in the 1999 American fantasy crime drama movie The Green Mile. For this role, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Some of his most notable movies are Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, The Scorpion King, Daredevil, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
Michael Clarke Duncan's Early Life and Education
Duncan was born as the son of Jean Duncan on December 10, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. He was brought up by his single mother alongside his sister Judy after his father left. He enrolled at Alcorn State University where he studied Communications program. However, he dropped his school to support his family when his mother became ill. He is an American by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Likewise, he also played actively while at basketball at Kankakee Community College. He also played a season at Alcorn State.
Michael Clarke Duncan's Professional Career
Michael Clarke was interested in acting from an early age, and he made his screen debut in an American stoner buddy comedy film Friday, which was directed by F. Gary Gray. The stars of this movie are Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tom Lister Jr., and Regina King. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $28.2 million at the box office against the budget of $3.5 million.
After sometimes, he featured in an American science fiction movie Armageddon, which was directed by Michael Bay. The stars of this movie are Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck. The total budget for this movie was $140 million and grossed $553.7 million.
In 2003, Michael featured in an American superhero film Daredevil, which was directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The co-stars of this movie are Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Joe Pantoliano and Jon Favreau. The movie became a huge hit and grossed $179.2 million at the box office against the budget of $78 million.
Likewise, he has also appeared in numerous movie and television series including Back in Business, The Players Club, The Underground Comedy Movie, The Whole Nine Yards, Brother Bear, The Island, From the Rough, Renegade, Weird Science, King of the Hill, The Proud Family, Minoriteam The Finder, and Ultimate Spider-Man.
Michael Clarke Duncan's Net worth
The talented and handsome hunk Michael has earned a big chunk of money from his professional acting career. He has appeared in numerous hit movies and television series from which he must have received a decent amount of salary.
As per some online sources, Michael's net worth of 2018 is an estimated $18 million.
Michael Clarke Duncan's Personal Life
Michael was in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Omarosa Manigault. There are no reports of them to have gotten married. He also did not have any children.
On July 13, 2012, he suffered a heart attack and was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Some media reports claimed that his girlfriend, Omarosa Manigault, had tried to save his life by performing CPR, but she couldn't and he died on September 3, in Los Angeles.