Who is Luke Cook?
Luke Cook was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 19 December 1986 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds Australian nationality. He is an actor, who is perhaps known best for his portrayal of Zylak’s Frenemy in the critically acclaimed 2017 action adventure comedy movie “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, written and directed by James Gunn, and which starred Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana. It follows a team of superheroes who call themselves The Guardians, as they are having problems with keeping the team together. The movie won 15 awards and was nominated for 58 others, including an Oscar.
Early life, family and education
Luke is quite secretive when it comes to his family, however, he stated during his interview with the Daily Mail that his father is a church minister, and that he himself and his mother are highly religious Christians. He hasn’t mentioned having any siblings. which is why he’s believed to be an only child.
Luke attended a local high school, at which he played soccer for the school’s team, and was also interested in martial arts. Upon matriculating in 2004, he launched his acting career with his portrayal of Boy at Burnside Skate Park in the romantic drama “The Graffiti Artist”, which received mixed reviews and attract little attention. Luke then enrolled at a college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007.
Roles in movies
Luke has appeared in around 40 movies and 15 TV series, and we are about to mention some of his most notable performances in this article.
Following graduation, he appeared in various shorts including “20-20 Hindsight”, “Audition” and “Move-In Special”, and the following years saw him appear in around 10 other shorts before he was cast to appear in his first feature film, the 2015 comedy “Always Worthy”, written by Amberlee Colson who also starred in it alongside Eric Edelstein and Ian Gomez. It follows a woman hoping to become a famous Hollywood actress. In the same year, Luke portrayed Rick in the comedy “Ur in Analysis”, which attracted no attention whatsoever, and then starred in the 2015 short drama “Wooden Dolls”, the 2016 short crime film “An Arbitration”, and the 2016 short romantic drama “Good Morning”.
The same year saw him play DJ Schwag in the 30-minute comedy “Dope Boys”, while he then went on to play lead characters in the short action drama “When Kids Grow Up”, the short drama “Escape”, and the short comedy “Amigos”.
Luke’s most recent role in a movie has been in the 2020 drama “How Do You Know Chris”, in which he starred as Chris alongside Stephen Carracher and Rachel Kim Cross; it follows Chris Black who has thrown a party at his apartment but after all the guests arrive, they realize that Chris isn’t there. Luke has just recently finished shooting for the shorts “Brojob” and “Tru Me: A Witness Account of The Goatman”, as well for the horror thriller “Eye Without a Face”. He is currently shooting for the thriller “Follow Her”, and the horror comedy “Spare Me”.
Luke has also voiced characters in two video games: a newscaster in the 2018 “Daemon 9”, as well as Sorc Tormo in the 2019 “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order”.
Roles in TV series
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 2013 episode “Fresh Meat” of the comedy “Soccer Moms”, and Luke then went on to guest star in one episode of various series, such as the comedy “Seeing Past It”, another comedy “Mystery Girls”, and the family comedy drama “Babby Daddy”.
He gained recognition in 2016 when cast to star as Trump in all three episodes of the comedy “The Candidate”, which was then cancelled because of low ratings, but in the same year, Luke was cast to portray one of the lead characters in the romantic comedy “Zach & Dennis: How It All Began”, which also starred Dennis Nollette and Zach DuFault, and follows Dennis who, after waking up, learns that there is a young man called Zach lying next to him in bed.
In 2020, Luke was cast to play Guy LaMontagne in the musical comedy “Katy Keene” which starred Lucy Hale and Ashleigh Murray, and follows four women from New York City as they are trying to become famous artists. One of Luke’s most recent roles in TV series has been his portrayal of both Salem Saberhagen and Lucifer Morningstar in 12 episodes of the fantasy horror drama “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, which won five awards out of 24 it was nominated for.
He has recently finished shooting as Julian for the series “I’m F. I. N. E.”.
Luke has five writing and three directing credits – he both wrote and directed the 2015 short film “How Are You”, while the following year saw him write the short film “Good Morning” and direct the romantic action adventure film “Rebel”.
In the same year he produced all three episodes of the series “The Candidate”, and in 2017 he wrote seven episodes of the series “Zach & Dennis: How It All Began” while directing one – “Friends W/O Benefits”. He has recently written the horror comedy film “Killer Koalas”, set to be released by the end of 2021.
He also produced the movies “How Are You?” and “Killer Koalas”.
Luke worked as a stunt assistant on the 2007 short film “20-20 Hindsight”.
He received special thanks for the short movies “20-20 Hindsight” and “Ananas Comosus”.
Luke has been invited to appear in only one talk-show, in 2020, in an episode of “Q&Amy LIVE”.
Awards and nominations
Luke has won only one award: a 2017 Flagler Film Festival Prize for Best Actor, Drama/Thriller for his performance in the short romantic drama “Good Morning”.
Wife and baby
Luke dated his girlfriend Kara Wilson, an American stylist from Los Angeles, California, for several years before the two announced in December 2019 that the were engaged. They married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family members sometime in 2020 – they haven’t shared the exact date with the public. In June 2020, the two announced that Kara was pregnant, carrying their son who was born on 11 November and named Chaplin Benjamin Cook. Both Luke and Kara have uploaded many pictures featuring Chaplin onto their Instagram accounts.
As of February 2021, Luke is married to Kara Wilson and they have one son together.
Hobbies and other interests
Luke likes to act in theatre plays and has had the chance to appear alongside the famous actor and actress Al Pacino and Judith Light in “God Looked Away”.
He claims he has a very special talent: whistling.
Luke enjoys being active on various social media networks, and is mostly focused on maintaining his Instagram account, which is followed by more than one million people and counts over 1,500 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He is a philanthropist who has recently been selling pictures of his feet, and has gathered over $10,000 to be donated to the Aminata Maternal Foundation.
Luke has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, and a couple of his favorite movies are “A Good Year”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Les Miserables”.
Age, height and net worth
Luke’s age is 34. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 5ins (1.96m) and he weighs around 195lbs (88kgs).
As of February 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.