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Winston Duke (born November 15, 1990) is a Tobagonian actor based in the United States.

Winston Duke
Winston Duke by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Duke at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1990-11-15) November 15, 1990 (age 27)
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Southern Caribbean[1]
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2014–present
Known for Person of Interest, Black Panther


Early lifeEdit

Duke was born in Tobago and emigrated to the U.S. when he was ten.[1]


He started acting in theater productions for Portland Stage Company and Yale Repertory Theatre before being cast in Person of Interest.[2] At Yale, he befriended fellow actor and future co-star Lupita Nyong'o.[3] Winston returned to his native Trinidad & Tobago in 2012 for the theatre production of An Echo in the Bone starring alongside actress Taromi Lourdes Joseph and directed by fellow Yale alumna Timmia Hearn Feldman.

Duke will star as a villain in Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Panther as M'Baku.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Black Panther M'Baku Post-production
Avengers: Infinity War Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cedric Jones
2014–2015 Person of Interest Dominic / Mini 7 episodes
2015 The Messengers Zahir Zakaria 3 episodes
2015 Major Crimes Curtis Turner
2016 Modern Family Dwight 3 episodes


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