Born on August 26, 1976, Mike Colter is an American actor who is best known for his roles as Lemond Bishop in the series The Good Wife, and Luke Cage in Marvel’s Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. He is appearing as Luke Cage in the series The Defenders.

Mike Colter

Before Fame: Before fame, he graduated from University of Carolina

Awards: Not Available

Family/ Relationships

Mike Colter Family

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Colter is the youngest of five children born to Eddie Lee Sr. and Freddie Marion Colter.

Mike Colter Affair Married

Colter is married to Iva Colter. He has confirmed that he has a daughter with Iva Colter. For more information, contact him on twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Mike Randal Colter
  • Nicknames: Mike
  • Birthday: August 26, 1976
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Current Residence: Los Angeles
  • Education: University of South Carolina, Rutgers University
  • Profession: Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: African-American
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Virgo
  • Spouse/Wife: Iva Colter
  • Children: 1
  • Net Worth: Not Available
  • Earnings: Not Available


  • Height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Chest Size: Not Available
  • Biceps: Not Available
  • Body Type: Muscular
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He received his M.F.A from Rutgers University in 2001.
  • His brother is a secret service agent.
  • He is a close friend of Assaf Cohen.
  • He trained with Martin Snow at Trinity Boxing Gym.
  • He says that “Game of Thrones” is his favorite TV shows.
  • He graduated from Calhoun County High School where he was voted most ambitious in his Senior Class.
  • He performed voice-over work on Ken Burns documentary The War (2007) but his work was cut the final edit.
  • He gained 30 pounds by the time Marvel’s Luke Cage began filming.

Memorable Quotes:

As an actor, you just want to continue to work on things that you like. You can be in this business a long time and consistently working and just be totally artistically unfulfilled.

As artists, we are so not in control most of the time of the content or the narrative of our characters, and sometimes writing takes a turn and it’s not something we necessarily have control over. It’s just a lot of random dumb luck, so when things click, you’ve just got to enjoy it.