Winston Duke
Argyle, Trindad and Tobago
Birth date
November 15, 1986 (age 31)
Active Years
Winston Duke (born November 15, 1986) is a Trinbagonian-American actor. He is best known for his role of M'Baku in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Black Panther, his film debut, and Avengers: Infinity War (both 2018). He will reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Early lifeEdit

Duke was born in Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago and moved to the U.S. with his mother, Cora Pantin, and sister when he was nine years old. He graduated from Brighton High School in Rochester, New York in 2004.


He started acting in theater productions for Portland Stage Company and Yale Repertory Theatre before being cast in Person of Interest. At Yale, he befriended fellow actor Lupita Nyong'o, with whom he would later star in Black Panther. 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 stars in Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as M'Baku. In 2018, Duke was cast in the horror film Us directed by Jordan Peele.



Year Title Role Director Notes
2018 Black Panther M'Baku Ryan Coogler Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Avengers: Infinity War Anthony & Joe Russo
2019 Us Gabriel "Gabe" Wilson Jordan Peele Post-production
Avengers: Endgame M'Baku Anthony & Joe Russo Post-production
TBA Wonderland Hawk Peter Berg Filming


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

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