Actor and model Winston Duke was born in Trinbago. His career skyrocketed after he was cast as M'Baku in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Panther (2018).
As a result of his performance, he was offered several other prestigious roles in the MCU, such as those in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
His notoriety led to an appearance in the 2019 supernatural horror thriller Us, directed by Jordan Peele, where he shared screen time with Lupita Nyong'o, a fellow Yale alumna and eventual co-star.
Several future films, including Marked Man and Heroine, will feature him in lead roles.
His family settled in Argyle, Saint Paul, Trinidad and Tobago, when he was a young child.
There he lived his formative years, from birth to age nine. He packed everything and moved to Rochester, New York.
He was born in Trinidad and he is a devout Christian.
At the age of nine, Winston Duke and his family emigrated to the United States. He graduated in 2004 from Rochester, New York's Brighton High School.
Later, he attended college in the United States, receiving his BA in theatre from the University at Buffalo in New York.
Following this, Duke attended Yale University to pursue a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting, which he completed in 2013.
Relationships and Family
Winston Duke's father is named Churchill. Nothing is known about him other the fact that he is a businessman by trade.
According to the media, Churchill Duke divorced his wife while their son Winston was quite small, leaving Winston's mother to raise him alone.
Mister Duke is Winston's father, and he runs a successful business.
Cora Pantin, the mother of Winston Duke, is an American restaurant owner.
One of his siblings is also alive and well. No one knows his little sister's name just yet.
It's assumed that Winston is currently single. Assuming he is in a relationship, he does not want others to know who he is seeing.
Winston Duke has a $8 million fortune in 2022.
The 2018 superhero film "Black Panther," directed by Ryan Coogler, marked Winston's first appearance on the big screen. The comic book series Black Panther by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee served as inspiration for the film.
Starring alongside Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael B. Jordan, he was part of a large ensemble group.
"Winston Duke is also in Avengers: Infinity War," we read in 2018.
He has also acted alongside Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright. The film's $200 million budget was far exceeded by its $1.348 billion in box office earnings.
When it was released, the film smashed box office records and quickly rose to the ranks of the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time. In terms of box office success, it set a record for the highest-grossing picture by a person of African descent.
At the 91st Academy Awards, Winston Duke was nominated for seven awards. Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design were among the Oscars it took home.
The reviews have been pouring in, and the average score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is 8.3 out of 10. Winston portrayed M'Baku, chief of the mountain people known as the Jabari.
Recalled helping her mother in her restaurant when he was young
At the age of 9, he moved from Trinidad and Tobago to the United States along with his family
Actress Jenna Marbles studied with him in high school
While in college, he acted in theater
Studied along with actress Lupita Nyong'o at Yale School of Drama
Is an advocate for the awareness and prevention of diabetes, and has contributed to the American Diabetes Association