About Bokeem Woodbine
As for the day, Bokeem Woodbine net worth is estimated at $3 million and even though he is an Instrumental Music Major and a lead singer in a band titled Mazard, music is not the main source of his income. Yes, it is true that he has featured in quote a few music videos, including those made for such hip-hop legends as Wu-Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes and Tupac Shakur, but he did not manage to establish himself as a successful musician and instead was left to play the roles of marginal importance in somebody else’s music videos. The main source of Bokeem Woodbine net worth is his career on movies and television. Although he never managed to break into the list of A-class actors, in this field he was far more successful than in music. So let’s take a closer look at his acting career.
Bokeem debuted with 1993’s TV movie Strapped and went on to appear on Crooklyn, Jason’s Lyric, Panther, Dead Presidents, one of the episodes of X-Files, The Elevator, Freeway, The Rock, Gridlock’d, Caught Up, The Big Hit, Almost Heroes, Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, Life, The Runner and even on one of the episodes of The Sopranos – in my personal opinion, the best television series ever made. To sum up, since the debut in 1992 to the 2000s the actor has taken part in three projects per year on average, but still, Bokeem Woodbine net worth stubbornly remained relatively low. This was because all of the jobs he had were rather sporadic, the roles he did were not that important and did not attract much attention neither from the critics nor from the general audience. A modest break-through in Bokeem’s career came up in the early 2000s, as he landed a role on The City of Angels. Even though the series was short lived, the role on it has brought the actor a nomination for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He did not even win, but I think this remains the greatest sign of recognition the actor has ever been shown.
Another successful movie with Woodbine in it came out in 2004. Ray, a biographical film about the legendary musician Ray Charles, grossed $125 million on a budget of $40 million and received generally positive critical reviews. As was expressed in one of his interviews, the actor pinned high hopes on this film and expected it to bring his career into the next level. He said: “Right around 2004 when ‘Ray’ came out, I made a conscious decision to be more discerning because I thought to myself, ‘After something like this, I really have to try to be strong enough to turn stuff down.’ However, even if the film did help his professional career it did not significantly boost Bokeem Woodbine net worth.