I don't think remember it being made clear as to what his age was. How old was Luke Cage in Marvel's Jessica Jones? Is he older than Jessica?

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    You know, there's another very famous Luke. Perhaps your title would benefit from increased specificity.
    – user15742
    Jan 18, 2016 at 1:35
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    @fredsbend - it's a gag. We had a Finn question before. And I think a Rey question too. Took all my willpower not to dupehammer :) Jan 18, 2016 at 1:42
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    The tags gave it away :)
    – Jane S
    Jan 18, 2016 at 2:14
  • @fredsbend - I guess you haven't see the similar questions about Rey and Finn?
    – Wad Cheber
    Jan 21, 2016 at 5:58
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    As old as his tongue and a little older than his teeth.
    – Paul
    Oct 13, 2016 at 13:30

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We don't know

Neither Marvel nor Netflix has published the age of Luke Cage as he appears in the television series Marvel's Jessica Jones. Also, his age does not come up in any dialogue in the show.

I suspect, however, that Cage is intended to be slightly older than Jones, given that the actor who plays Cage, Mike Colter, is 39 years old (at time of posting), while Krysten Ritter is 34. But as we know, ages of actors and their characters need not correspond.

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    Now that he has his own show, is there any more information. (Please avoid spoilers.)
    – ibid
    Oct 13, 2016 at 15:02
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    @ibid : I'm keeping an eye on this and will update the answer if a reference is made. :-)
    – Praxis
    Oct 13, 2016 at 15:10
  • He now has a second season. Again, please try avoiding spoilers if you update.
    – ibid
    Jun 27, 2018 at 13:35
  • @ibid : I’m watching for any relevant info. :-)
    – Praxis
    Jun 28, 2018 at 4:42

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