Mike Colter is popular for his lead role in Marvel's web television series Luke Cage for Netflix. The American actor got involved in acting from an early age of eight after being inspired by the movie A Soldier Story.
Mike has also starred in Oscar-winning movie Million Dollar Baby with Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. He starred in spy thriller Salt alongside Angelina Jolie in 2010.
How Much Is Mike'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 fraternity. The African-American actor is in a lead role in Netflix’s most anticipated series Luke Cage where his character possesses superhuman power and saves the world from the negative force. His role as a boxer named Big Willie Little in 2004's Million Dollar Baby was a huge success in his career. He gained 15 pounds off weight for that movie and is in a severe workout gaining 30 pounds for Luke Cage.
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Mike has been featured in blockbuster movies like Men In Black II, Zero Dark Thirty, Brooklyn Lobster, And Then Came Love, and America Is Still the Place. These movies had grand box office collection which gave Mike name as well as wealth.
He has appeared on TV series like Law & Order and Royal Pains. His role of drug lord Lemond Bishop in The Good Wife since 2010 spiked his popularity as a bad guy. He portrayed Nick Donovan in The Following and Malcolm Ward in Ringer, which contributed a huge amount to his net worth. Among all, his role of Luke Cage in popular web series Jessica Jones was huge upliftment in his career.
Mike's Interracial Married Life
Mike has a strong bond with Netflix executive Iva since graduate school. The couple, who got married in 2016, has been in a relationship for 16 years. The partners in crime have a baby girl named Naiella, who is of two and a half years of age.
Mike Colter and his wife Iva on Jessica Jones premiere on 17 November 2015 in New York City (Photo: zimbio.com)
Though the African-American actor has been enjoying blissful married life, he had to face a lot of criticism regarding his interracial marriage with his wife in The Wendy Williams Show in 2016. Mike said that he does not care about the skin color or race but prefers character about a person. Further, he added that love is love. Iva has helped Mike in his struggles since grad school and has been a great influence on the professional as well as family life. Her career in Netflix has added an extra boost to Mike's opportunities.
Mike Colter and his wife are now proud parents of two kids. In June 2018, the love-duo confirmed about 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 21 June 2018. The pair even captured a photo, where Marvel star leaned his hand on her baby bump. Speaking with the PEOPLE magazine, the couple told that they were happy and overwhelmed but a bit nervous for their born-to-be 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 22 October 2018, where he uploaded a picture of their newly born baby.
Currently, the family of four are rejoicing a wonderful lifestyle and Mike's attire love for his daughters is visible on his social media post.
Mike poses for a photo with his two adorable daughters (Photo: Instagram)
Recently on Women's Day on 8 March 2019, he shared the pictures of his adorable daughters in Instagram and gushed that his personal contribution for the woman's day is his daughters. In a hashtag, he even mentioned; 'women make the world go round.'
The American actor, Mike was born as Mike Randal Colter on 26 August 1976, in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. Jessica Jones star has a ripped body with a height of 1.91 m (6' 3''). He was born to parents Eddie Lee Colter Sr. and Freddie Marion Colter. He is the youngest of his five siblings and is the second cousin of Viola Davis. One of his siblings is a secret service agent. He resides in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Mike graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theatre from the University of South Carolina. He completed his Masters in acting from Rutgers University.