Winston Duke - Updated Mar 2024

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Winston Duke

Winston Duke is a popular Tobagonian-born American actor. Winston Duke made his feature film debut in the role of M’Baku in Black Panther. He is best known for portraying the character in four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Early Life and Childhood

Winston Duke was born on November 15, 1986, in the city of Trinidad and Tobago. His age is 37 years as of 2024 and his full name is also Winston Duke.

Similarly, he is a naturalized Tobagonian citizen and is Christian by religion and his birth sign is Scorpio. He was raised by single mother Cora Pantin who was a Tobagonian government worker and restaurant owner.

As a child, he showed the restaurant’s customers to their tables and learned how to charm strangers at an early age. When he was nine, his mother sold the restaurant.

Later, he moved with his mother and his older sister Cindy to a studio apartment in Brooklyn so that her sister could attend medical school. Moreover, his mother died at the age of 66.


In terms of his educational background, he went to a public elementary school in Crown Heights He graduated from Brighton High School in Rochester, New York in 2004.

Similarly, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Buffalo. He then attended Yale School of Drama, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting before graduating in 2013.

Winston Duke – Net Worth 2024

Winston has an estimated net worth of around $8 million and his annual salary is $250k. Similarly, his source of income is mainly his acting profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown.

Additionally, he has also worked very hard since his childhood to achieve this fame. Also, he is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.

Winston Duke

Caption: Winston Duke featured on a magazine cover. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he began his acting career with Portland Stage Company and Yale Repertory Theatre before featuring in the role of “Person of Interest”. During his time at Yale, he met actor Lupita Nyong’o, with whom he later co-starred in Black Panther and Us.

However, in 2012, he returned to Trinidad and Tobago to appear in the theatre production of An Echo in the Bone. Initially, he was cast in minor roles in television shows such as Law & Order. Moreover, he was cast in the role of M’Baku for the film Black Panther in September 2016 after Marvel tested several actors for the role.

Furthermore, he has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame as M’Baku. Similarly, he appeared in Jordan Peele’s blockbuster horror film Us in 2019. Also, he signed on to star in the Apple TV+ drama series Swagger in October 2019 but was replaced by O’Shea Jackson Jr. due to an on-set injury in February 2020.

In addition, he appeared in Edson Oda’s Nine Days as a manager who interviews unborn souls and chooses them to live on Earth. Likewise, in March 2020, he co-starred in the Netflix thriller Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg.

In July 2021, it was reported that he would play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Spotify podcast audio drama Batman Unburied, which would be released in 2022. Although he was concerned about fan reaction to a Black actor playing Wayne, his role was met with support and interest.

Additionally, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, he reprised his role as M’Baku in 2022. Also, he made an appearance in the most recent Savage X Fenty fashion show.

Winston Duke

Caption: Winston Duke featured in a movie. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Winston has not endorsed any brand till now. Also, he is not promoting anything till now and is not collaborating with any brands. No information is available on the web regarding the other brands he has cooperated with or not.

Also, he has not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he has endorsed. Moreover, in the coming days, we may see him being associated with some brands and supporting their products.

Awards and Nomination

Winston was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won Black Reel Awards, Excellence in Acting Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Similarly, he was nominated for the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards, MTV Movie + TV Awards, Sunset Film Circle Awards, The BAM Awards, and many more.

Relationship Status

Winston may be single and not dating anyone right now. Also, he hasn’t been married before and has no past relationships or engagements. Moreover, he has no children and it is seen that he is quite happy being single at the moment.

There has been much interest in who he might be dating, but he has never disclosed any information about this. Similarly, there is no indication on his social media that he is in a relationship.


A Twitter user recently criticized the epic sequel of Black Panther, claiming that Winston who played M’Baku in the first film, was sidelined in the wake of new characters being introduced as well as some old ones being brought back, which was unnecessary.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 6 Feet 5 inches tall and weighs 82kg. Similarly, he has a good physique that measures 41-33-39 inches and he has beautiful black eyes and hair.

Also, his suitable dress size is 8 and his shoe size is 12(US). Moreover, he follows a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.

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Caption: Winston Duke giving a pose. Source: Instagram

Winston Duke – Social Media

Winston Duke is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. He is active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photo shoots with his friends.

He has 1.2M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @winstoncduke. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @winston_duke with 213.6K followers. His Facebook account is @WinstonDukeActor and has 590K followers.