- Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth:
- $3 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Apr 13, 1973 (50 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 6 ft (1.83 m)
- Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Martial Artist
- United States of America
What is Bokeem Woodbine's Net Worth?
Bokeem Woodbine is an American film and television actor who has a net worth of $3 million. Woodbine entered show biz at age 19 as a stand-in and extra in Ernest R. Dickerson's directorial debut, the 1992 hip-hop classic "Juice", starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. The following year, he made his TV acting debut in the CBS Schoolbreak Special entitled "Love Off Limits". Woodbine landed a featured role in the romantic drama film "Jason's Lyric" in 1994), as the title role's bad brother Joshua.
He co-starred with Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland and Brooke Shields the 1996 film "Freeway", a modern take on the Little Red Riding Hood story, and was cast alongside Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in Michael Bay's blockbuster action movie "The Rock", as Gunnery Sergeant Crisp.
In 2001, Woodbine co-starred with Christian Slater and David Arquette in the thriller "3000 Miles to Graceland". He had cameos in "The Host" and a role in "Riddick". Bokeem received critical acclaim for his role as Mike Milligan in the FX series "Fargo". The role was trans-formative for his career. In 2017 he appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming as the villain "Shocker". In 2018 he co-starred in the mini-series "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G."
Early Life and Education
Bokeem Woodbine was born on April 13, 1973 in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. He was educated at the Dalton School on the Upper East Side before transferring to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Woodbine also practiced martial arts growing up.
Woodbine first appeared on television in 1992 in an episode of the anthology series "CBS Schoolbreak Special." Noticed by casting director Jaki Brown-Karman, he was recommended to actor and director Forest Whitaker, who subsequently cast Woodbine in the HBO television film "Strapped." During the remainder of the 90s, Woodbine appeared in episodes of "The X-Files," "New York Undercover," and "The Sopranos." He had something of a breakthrough year in 2000 when he landed a main role on the sitcom "Battery Park" and a recurring role on the medical drama "City of Angels." However, both shows were short-lived. Woodbine went on to appear in the television films "Sacrifice" and "Jasper, Texas," and in episodes of such series as "Fastlane," "CSI: Miami," "Bones," and "The Evidence." In 2006, he had a recurring role on the short-lived "Blade: The Series." Woodbine began his biggest role yet on a series in 2007, playing death row inmate Leon Cooley on the TNT crime drama "Saving Grace." He remained on the show through its conclusion in 2010. After that, Woodbine appeared on another TNT crime drama, "Southland," playing a police officer in the third and fourth seasons.
Woodbine had a big year on television in 2015. In addition to appearing in episodes of "Battle Creek," "Chicago P.D.," and "Life in Pieces," he played the recurring role of mobster Mike Milligan in the second season of the FX series "Fargo," based on the film of the same name. For his work, he earned an Emmy Award nomination. Woodbine later returned to "Fargo" in a guest role for its fourth season in 2020. Before that, he had a recurring role on the period drama series "Underground" and a main role in the true crime anthology miniseries "Unsolved," based on the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. Meanwhile, from 2019 to 2021, Woodbine appeared in a recurring role on Hulu's biographical drama series "Wu-Tang: An American Saga." Following that show, he began playing the main character Soren-066 on the Paramount+ military science-fiction series "Halo," based on the video game of the same name.
Woodbine began his film career appearing in movies by black directors. In 1994, he had roles in Spike Lee's "Crooklyn" and Doug McHenry's erotic drama "Jason's Lyric." The next year, Woodbine appeared in Mario Van Peebles's "Panther" and the Hughes Brothers' "Dead Presidents." Throughout the remainder of the 90s, Woodbine acted in such films as "Freeway," "The Rock," "Caught Up," "The Big Hit," "Life," "The Runner," and "It's the Rage." He also appeared in "Gridlock'd," starring Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth. Moving into the new millennium, Woodbine was in the heist action comedy "3000 Miles to Graceland" and the low-budget horror film "The Breed." In 2004, he portrayed saxophonist Fathead Newman in the biopic "Ray," starring Jamie Foxx in his Academy Award-winning performance as Ray Charles. Woodbine's subsequent credits included the thriller "Edmond," the blaxploitation action comedy "Black Dynamite," the musical crime film "A Day in the Life," and the action film "The Butcher."
In 2010, Woodbine appeared in the supernatural horror film "Devil" and the crime thriller "Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright." He was in another supernatural horror film, "Little Murder," in 2011. Woodbine followed that with a trio of science-fiction films: the 2012 remake of "Total Recall," the 2013 adaptation of the novel "The Host," and the 2013 sequel film "Riddick," starring Vin Diesel. Also in 2013, Woodbine starred in Tommy Oliver's drama "1982." A couple years after that, he starred alongside Danny Trejo, Luke Goss, and Chasty Ballesteros in the action thriller "The Night Crew." In 2017, Woodbine played the supervillain Shocker in "Spider-Man: Homecoming." Subsequently, he was in the biographical crime drama "Billionaire Boys Club," the alternate history action horror film "Overlord," the science-fiction thriller "In the Shadow of the Moon," and the romantic crime drama "Queen & Slim." Woodbine's other credits include "Spenser Confidential," "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," and "The Inspection."
With his wife Mahiely, whom he married in 1999, Woodbine has two children.