Mike Colter is an American actor. He was born on 26th August 1976 in Columbia, South Carolina. Mike knew that he wanted to be an actor when he was 8 after he saw the film A Soldier’s Story. He started drama club in high school and became the president of the club. He later went to Benedict College where his drama professor Scott Banks mentored him. Mike later transferred to the University Of South Carolina where he obtained a degree in theater. He continued to study at Rutgers University where he attained an MFA degree. Getting into the acting scene was not easy, after months of struggle, he got his first role where he co-starred alongside Charlie Sheen.
He is best known for roles in the television series; The Good Wife, Ringer, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. Million Dollar Baby was one of his more famous roles. As of 2016, he is currently starring as the main character of Marvel’s Luke Cage.
Mike Colter is an Atheist. He has stated that he is non-religious and is not affiliated with any religion.
Mike tends to lean on the conservative side in politics. He’s not huge with talking about religion or politics but as he becomes more popular things might change. In the past he has said that he likes roles that appeal to all ethnic groups, not just the black community.
He loves cooking, playing basketball, and swimming.
Mike Colter is currently married to Iva Colter who he met when they were at Rutgers University. Iva Colter is not an actor but does have her Ph.D.
His brother, Eddie Lee Colter, Jr. is a secret service agent. Mike was voted as the most ambitious teenager when he attended Calhoun County High School. He is close friends with actor Assaf Cohen. He gained over 17 pounds for his role in Million Dollar Baby. Colter hates the gym and tries to diversify by doing other activities like swimming. He is cousins with the renowned actress Viola Davis. His net worth is around 2 million dollars.