Winston Duke is a Trinbagonian American actor known for his role in Marvel Cinematic Universe Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Early Life And Education of Winston Duke
Winston Duke was born on November 15, 1986, and is 32 years old. He was born in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago to mother Cora Pantin. At the age of nine, Winston moved to the United States with his mother and sister where he attended Brighton High School and graduated in 2004.
After finishing high school, Duke went to study theatre at the University at Buffalo. He got his master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama where he studied with his now co-star Lupita Nyong’o.
Duke holds Trinidadian nationality and belongs to Afro-Tobagonian ethnicity.
Winston Duke's Career
Winston started acting in theatre productions for Portland Stage Company and Yale Repertory Theatre. In 2014, Winston was cast in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Cedric Jones. In the same year, he got cast in Person of Interest as Dominic/ Mini for seven episodes.
In 2015, Winston participated in The Messengers for three episodes as Zahir Zakaria and in Major Crimes as Curtis Turner. Winston then starred in Modern Family in 2016 for three episodes as Dwight.
Duke’s breakthrough was from the movie Black Panther, a movie based on Marvel Comics character of the same name produced by Marvel Studios. Winston portrayed the role of powerful, ruthless warrior M’Baku, who is the leader of Wakanda’s mountain tribe, the Jabari. Winston gathered worldwide fame through this role.
Winston co-starred alongside actors like Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis in the movie. For his role as M’Baku, Winston was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Fight.
Winston also appeared in 2018 Avengers: Infinity War as M’Baku where The Avengers and the Wakanda warriors forces stand together to fight against Thanos’s army.
Winston Duke's Net Worth and Earnings
Winston has made appearances in many television shows and movies. As of early 2019, Winston Duke's net worth is estimated to be around $800 thousand but has not revealed his salary yet.
With his growing career, we can expect his wealth will grow too. His breakthrough movie Black Panther was made on a budget of $200 million-$210 million and its box office collection was $1.344 billion. His second Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War was made on a budget of $316 million-400 million and made $1.841 billion at the box office.
Winston Duke's Personal Life
Duke was blasted online by a number of man and women as a ‘sell-out’ when they came to know about his White/Asian girlfriend.
Winston has been dating his girlfriend Meth Thetics, whose mother is Asian and his father is White for over two years. Winston has also shared a few pictures with his girlfriend.
However, Duke is not married and has no children or wife. Being a famous person, Winston keeps his life private. Thus, there are not much information about his affairs, relationship, marriage, and divorce.
Winston Duke's Body Measurements
Winston stands 6 feet 4 inches and has an athletic body. He likes to workout, lifts weights, and rock-climbs during his free time. We can find Winston active on social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.