Bokeem Woodbine Biography: Movies, TV Shows, Wife, Age & Net Worth
Born on the 13th of April, 1973, Bokeem Woodbine is an American ventriloquist and actor. Woodbine got into the entertainment industry when he was 19. His first job as an entertainer was as an extra and a stand-in in Juice (1992). A year after making it into the entertainment industry, Bokeem Woodbine got his first role as an actor in the movie “Love Off Limits”. As a result of his efforts in “Love Off Limits”, Bokeem was noticed by Jaki Brown-Karman, a director who went on to recommend him to Forest Whitaker. His introduction to Forest Whitaker landed him a role in “Strapped”, an HBO television movie. After working with Forest Whitaker in Strapped, Bokeem Woodbine went on to work with other producers and starred in movies such as Crooklyn (1994), Dead Presidents (1995), and Panther (1995).
Not much is known about Bokeem’s Father because the actor’s father and mother had a divorce when he was still very young. And after the divorce, Bokeem was in custody of his mother. His mother was an actress and played a huge role in getting him to start a career in the entertainment industry. Prior to becoming an actor, Woodbine went to the Dalton School. After attending the Dalton School for a while, he got transferred to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.
Bokeem Woodbines’ appearance in the movie “Strapped” was responsible for bringing him to limelight. At the early stage of his career, Woodbine starred in some movies that also had notable rapper Tupac Shakur as one of the stars. After starring in a couple of movies together, the relationship between Woodbine and Tupac Shakur moved from professional to personal. They became very close friends. This friendship saw the two stars do some songs together. Bokeem also featured in some of the rapper’s music videos. The last movie that featured the two friends was “Gridlock’d”. Unfortunately, their working relationship and to a large extend their friendship ended with this movie as Tupac was not alive to witness the release of this movie.
Although Woodbine has mastered the art of keeping is private life out of the prying eyes of the public, it is still general knowledge that the actor is married to Mahiely Woodbine. Due to the fact that the actor is an expert at keeping his private life truly private, there is really no certainty about when the actor actually got married. The only information that is available to the public is the actor has been married for quite a long while. The union between Bokeem Woodbine and his wife has produced a daughter and the actor always makes it a point of duty to spend quality time with his wife and daughter especially during holidays.
For all the works that Bokeem has done in the entertainment industry, he has won quite a number of awards and even more nominations.
Bokeem Woodbine Net Worth
A lot of people are not sure what Bokeem’s estimated net worth is. If you are one of those people, it is good to know that Bokeem Woodbine has a net worth of $3 million.