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Derek Cecil


Facts of Derek Cecil

Full NameDerek Cecil
First NameDerek
Last NameCecil
Birth CityAmarillo, Texas
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMelissa Bruning
No Of Children3
EducationUniversity of Houston and American Conservatory Theater
Networth$1 M
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Date of Birth5,1973

Derek Cecil is famous as an American actor. He has appeared in many movies and series

He is renowned for his role in the award-winning Netflix's hit political drama series "House of Cards," which provided him the new height of fame.

He played Seth Grayson, the political operative as Frank Underwood's press secretary.

He was nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performance in drama series (2015-2016).

His notable television work includes The Beat, Law and Order, Banshee and Treme, and movies include Black 2, Friends with Kids

He is currently playing the recurring character, Andy Katcavage on his ongoing series The Outsider

The Outsider is a horror crime drama series which was premiered on January 12, 2020.

A happily married man 

Derek is a happily married man. He got married to Melissa Bruning, who is a custom designer

She is from Omaha, Nebraska, and has a master's degree in costume design from New York University. 

Melissa is found accompanying her partner, Derek, in the red carpet and award functions.

A private wedding ceremony 

It was a private wedding ceremony that included their family members and close ones. 

The wedding venue and date is not revealed yet.

His wife is famous for her work in Black Monday 

His wife is famous for her work as a costume designer in her first television show "Black Monday," a show-time comedy starring Regina Hall and Don Cheadle.

Her extraordinary features in costume designing recreate the 1980s, highlighting the show. 

Derek is also part of the Black Monday, where he is playing Detective Leicester

Melissa, who was influenced by MTV fashion, started her career costuming in the theater and Opera

Besides that, she has created looks in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Wild (2014), War for Planet of the Apes (2017), Rampage (2018), Super troopers, and Kissing Jessica Stein

She will be further seen with her upcoming projects in Space Jam Sequel.

Her outstanding work helped her earn a nominee in Costume Designers Guild Awards for Excellence in contemporary film from the film Wild.

Derek Cecil's wife, Melissa Bruning with Regina Hall.
Derek Cecil's wife, Melissa Bruning with Regina Hall Source: Instagram

Blessed with three children 

Derek and his wife are blessed with three children, out of which two are sons.

They have named their daughter Clementine. The name of their two sons is not revealed yet

His wife quite often posts pictures of her children on her Instagram.

The happy family of five is currently residing in Los Angeles, USA.

Derek Cecil's Children.
Derek Cecil's Children. Source: Instagram

Family background 

He has kept his personal life low profiled because information about his family background is unknown

However, he was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas

He graduated from the University of Houston and the American Conservatory Theater.

Net Worth 

Derek has served in the television, theatre, and film industry as an actor for more than two decades.

He has established himself as one of the versatile actors through his consistency and hard work in his acting career. 

He has amassed a decent amount from his acting career. His net worth is:

 YearNet Worth 
Derek Cecil2020$1 million 


  1. Derek was born on January 5, 1973, which makes him 47 years in 2020.

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