Who is Bokeem Woodbine?

Bokeem Woodbine was born on 13 April 1973 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Harlem, New York City USA. He’s a 48-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Leon Cooley in the TNT crime drama series “Saving Grace” (2007-2009), playing Mike Milligan in the FX black comedy crime series “Fargo” (2015-2020), and featuring as Herman Schultz a.k.a. Shocker, in the superhero film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017.

How rich is he, as of now? Bokeem Woodbine Net Worth

As of early 2022, Bokeem Woodbine’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million; earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry, by working on more than 100 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 1993.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Bokeem Woodbine spent his early years in his hometown of New York City, where he was raised by his parents; however, little is known about them except that his mother is also an actress; it’s also unknown whether he has any siblings, or is an only child. He holds American nationality, belongs to African American ethnic group, and is a Christian. Bokeem went to the Dalton School, but transferred to the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where he majored in Instrumental Music; je was also the lead singer of a band called Mazard.

Career Beginnings

Under the influence of his mother, Bokeem launched his acting career in 1993, when he made his debut TV appearance as Steve Newberg in an episode of the anthology series “CBS Schoolbreak Special”, after which he booked the lead role of Diquan Mitchell in the HBO production of Forest Whitaker’s crime thriller film “Strapped”. The following year, he starred as Richard in Spike Lee’s semi-autobiographical film “Crooklyn”, and then played Tyrone in the drama film “Panther”, directed by Mario Van Peebles and released in 1995. He soon started winning more serious roles featuring as Sergeant Crisp in the action thriller film “The Rock” (1996) next to Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, and Ed Harris, and portraying Crunch in the action-comedy film “The Big Hit” in 1998.

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Rise to Prominence

In 2000, Bokeem Woodbine landed the lead role of Jimmy Best in the thriller film “BlackMale” and was chosen to play Detective Derek Finley in the NBC sitcom “Battery Park” – however, the series was canceled after only four episodes. The same year, he took the recurring role of Dr. Damon Bradley in the second season of the CBS medical drama series “City Of Angels”, which earned him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He then featured as Franklin, and shared the screen with Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner and Courtney Cox in the 2001 heist black comedy film “3000 Miles To Graceland”.

It was followed by his portrayals of Rock in the action heist film “Hard Cash” (2002), next to Christian Slater, and then as Jack Forrester in the action thriller film “Detonator” (2003), alongside Randall Batinkoff and Elizabeth Berkley. His next major appearance came in 2004, when he was cast as the legendary saxophonist Fathead Newman in the Academy Award-nominated biopic “Ray”, about the life of singer/musician Ray Charles. Afterwards, in 2005 he starred as a prisoner in the thriller film “Edmond”, next to Julia Stiles, and then in 2006 appeared as Miles Adams in the crime film “Confessions”, alongside Tamala Jones.

Continued Success

Bokeem Woodbine garnered much success when he joined the main cast of the TNT crime drama series “Saving Grace” in 2007 starring in the role of Leon Cooley until 2009, appearing in 28 episodes of the show and sharing the screen with Holly Hunter, Leon Rippy and Kenny Johnson.

Concurrently, he played Duval in the drama film “The Poker House” (2008), followed by his portrayals of Black Hand Jack in the action comedy film “Black Dynamite”, directed by Scott Sanders, and Bam Bam in the musical crime film “A Day In The Life”, both released in 2009.

Thereafter, he took such roles as Miller in the 2010 crime thriller film “Across The Line: The Exodus Of Charlie Wright”, next to Aidan Quinn and Andy Garcia, and as Officer Jones in the third and fourth seasons of the NBC/TNT crime drama series “Southland” from 2011 to 2012. His next notable appearance was in the 2012 sci-fi action-adventure film “Total Recall”, in which he landed the lead role of Harry alongside Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale; it was a huge box office hit, grossing nearly $200 million.

Further Work

In 2013, Bokeem starred in such roles as Scoop in the drama film “1982”, written and directed by Tommy Oliver; Nestor in the crime film “Five Thirteen”; and Moss in the sci-fi action film “Riddick”, next to Vin Diesel. The next year, he played Jacoby in the comedy film “For Love Or Money”, and featured as Detective Jackson in the Canadian drama film “Guardian Angel”. In 2015, he was cast as Crenshaw in the horror-thriller film “The Night Crew”, alongside Danny Trejo and Luke Goss, and later that year he played Mike Milligan in the second season of the critically acclaimed FX black comedy crime series “Fargo”, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. He later returned in 2020 as a guest in an episode of the fourth season.

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In 2017, Bokeem was selected to appear in the recurring role of Daniel in the second season of the WGN America period drama series “Underground”, and then played Herman Schultz a.k.a. Shocker, in the superhero film “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, which was directed by Jon Watts based on the Marvel Comics characters, and starring next to Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Jon Favreau. The film was one of the highest-grossing films of the year, with over $800 million grossed worldwide on a $175 million budget.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2018, Bokeem Woodbine starred as Detective Daryn Dupree in the first season of the USA Network true crime anthology series “Unsolved”, entitled “The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G.”.

In the same year, he played Tim Pitt in Jamie Cox’s biographical crime film “Billionaire Boys Club”, alongside Kevin Spacey and Emma Roberts, after which he was chosen to play Uncle Earl in the romantic road crime film “Queen & Slim” in 2019. From 2019 to 2021, he had the part of Jerome in the Hulu drama series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”, meantime  also featuring in 2020 as Driscoll in the action comedy film “Spenser Confidential”, next to Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke.

Most recently, he took the role of Sheriff Sherman Domingo in the supernatural comedy film “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, co-written and directed by Jason Reitman; it’s the fourth installment of the “Ghostbusters” film series. Speaking about his upcoming projects, it’s announced that he will appear in such TV and film projects as “Main Justice”, “Halo”, and “The Inspection”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Bokeem Woodbine  has dark brown eyes., stands at a height of 6ft 0ins (1.83m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Bokeem Woodbine is married to Mahiley Woodbine maiden name unknown – who is an entrepreneur by profession. Little is known about their love story except that the two have been married since 1999. The couple has one child, a daughter, but her name hasn’t been disclosed. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California. He’s a martial arts practitioner, who has studied Shaolin Kung-Fu and Hapkido.

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