Mike Colter watched Denzel Washington in A Soldier’s Story at the age of 8, got hooked for life and that birthed his passion and desire to pursue a career in acting. He was an active member of the drama club while in high school, honing and exploring his acting skills. The actor has remained active and successful since the inception of his professional acting career. His TV debut was in Hindsight, an episode of the television series ER where he starred as Watts.
However, the dark and handsome American actor is easily remembered for playing Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good Wife, Malcolm Ward in Ringer, and even more renowned for his titular role in Netflix and Marvel’s web and TV series – Luke Cage, others include roles in The Defenders, and Jessica Jones.
Mike Colter Bio, Age
Mike Colter was born on the 26th of August, 1976 in South Carolina, Columbia, and grew up there as well. He is the youngest of five kids born to Freddie Marion (née Mitchell) and Eddie Lee, Sr. He is a Calhoun County High School graduate. His superlative, chosen by the class, was “most ambitious” during his senior year. Colter spent a year at Benedict College before moving to South Carolina University from where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Theater in 1999. He graduated from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts with an MFA degree in acting.
Mike Colter’s first role was as boxer Big Willie Little in the movie Million Dollar Baby. He also featured in Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Good Wife, ER, and The Parkers, as well as a number of TV films. He had a role in the Ringer series. This was followed by the Netflix/Marvel series, Luke Cage, with the first season being released on the 30th of September, 2016, and the second season being released on the 22nd of June, 2018. In between the two seasons, Colter also played Luke in The Defenders.
Mike Colter was announced as the male lead in the CBS drama pilot, Evil, as David DaCosta, a Catholic priest that assesses unexplained phenomena for supernatural or scientific explanations.
His Wife and Daughter
Mike Colter has shared a strong bond with Netflix executive Iva since graduate school. The couple, who got married in 2016, has been in a relationship for over 16 years. Despite racial tension due to the fact that Mike is black and his wife white, they have persevered together.
Mike Colter and his wife are proud parents of two kids. In June 2018, the love-duo confirmed Iva’s pregnancy when the pair walked down the red carpet at the premiere of the second season of Luke Cage at The Edison Ballroom on the 21st of June, 2018. The pair were even captured in a photo, where Luke Cage placed his hand on her baby bump. Speaking with PEOPLE magazine, the couple said that they were happy and overwhelmed but a bit nervous for their unborn baby.
Later in October 2018, Mike and his spouse, Iva were blessed with a bundle of joy and it was a baby girl. He confirmed the happy news via an Instagram post on the 22nd of October, 2018, where he uploaded a picture of their newly born baby. The family of four are enjoying a wonderful lifestyle and Mike’s love for his daughters is visible on his social media post.
Mike Colter’s Net Worth
Mike Colter has gathered a large net worth of $2 million from his more than three decades of performance in the entertainment industry. By far his most successful gig is the lead role in the Netflix series Luke Cage where his character possesses superhuman power and saves the world from the forces of evil. His role as a boxer named Big Willie Little in 2004’s Million Dollar Baby was also a huge success in his career.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Mike Colter stands tall at 6 feet and 3 inches with a body weight of 90 kg to go with it. Colter has a muscular build with a chest size of 45 inches, a waist size of 36 inches and biceps that measure 15.5 inches. Mike Colter’s shoe size is 9.5 US.