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Actor Derek Luke, Wife Expecting First Child

10/24/2006 at 10:00 PM EDT

Actor Derek Luke, Wife Expecting First Child
Derek and Sophia Luke
Derek Luke and his wife, actress Sophia, are expecting their first child together, the actor's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby is due in early March, according to Luke's rep, Samantha Hill.

Derek Luke is currently promoting his film Catch a Fire, which hits theaters this weekend. Luke stars in the real-life story of Patrick Chamusso, in the intellectual political thriller set in turbulent 1980s South Africa. The film also stars Tim Robbins.

Best known for his starring role in Antwone Fisher, Luke brought his wife onstage, handing her his 2003 Independent Spirit Award for best actor. Luke, 32, and his wife wed in 1998.

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