Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright is an Amerian actor who rose to fame after playing a role in the series Angles in America in 2003.

Jeffrey Wright Bio, Age :

Jeffrey Wright was born on December 7, 1965, in Washington, D.C.

What is Jeffrey Wright’s Height?

He has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 78 kg. His shoe size is 11 (US). He is bald and has black eyes.

Jeffrey Wright Relationship :

Jeffrey is at present single. Previously he was married to actress Carmen Ejogo in 2000. After getting married they appeared in the 2001 movie Boycott. Carmen became a mother for the first time as she gave birth to her first child Elijah Wright (daughter). Similarly, their second child Juno was born. Their relationship lasted for 14 long years as their marriage ended in divorce in 2014.

Although they got separated but have remained in contact with each other and often hang out together with their children.

What is Jeffrey Wright’s Net Worth?

At present he has a net worth of $8 million.

Is Jeffrey Wright active on Social Media?

He is active on social media. He has 71.1K followers on Instagram and has 236K followers on Twitter. Likewise, he has more than 13.4K followers on Facebook.

Facts of Jeffrey Wright

Full NameJeffrey Wright
Marital StatusSingle
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1965
Age55 years 1 months
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height5 ft 10 inches
Weight78 kg
EducationNew York University, St. Albans School, Amherst College, St Albans School, Hertfordshire
SpouseCarmen Ejogo (m. 2000–2014)
ChildrenElijah Wright, TK Wright
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, ...
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Sp...
MoviesWestworld, The Good Dinosaur, Casino Royale, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Shaft, Quantum of Solace, Cadillac Records, Source Code, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Boardwalk Empire, Syriana, The Ides of March, Basquiat
TV ShowsBoardwalk Empire, Angels in America, Westworld
Hair ColorBald
Eye ColorBlack
TwitterJeffrey Wright Twitter
InstagramJeffrey Wright Instagram
IMDBJeffrey Wright IMDB

Quotes of Jeffrey Wright

1One of the people who made a huge impression on me early in my career and who was also kind of a master to my apprentice was a woman named Lilia Skala. She said to me "You know, Jeffrey, you're good, but you must work hard. Success will not drop out of the sky like a ripe apple. You must work!" One of the best pieces of advice anybody ever gave to me.
2About Cement (2000) - "That was a film that Adrian Pasdar directed. He's been a good friend of mine. It's kind of a cops and criminals film, but it's hard to decipher who's who. We shot it guerrilla-style, mostly out in Long Beach, California. My character's struggling to maintain his balance in an imbalanced, criminal underground."
3I do have characters who are more well known than I am, which suits me fine.

Quick Facts of Jeffrey Wright

1He was awarded the 1994 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City.
2He was awarded the 1994 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City.
3He has two roles in common with David Oyelowo: (1) Wright played Martin Luther King in Boycott (2001) while Oyelowo played him in Selma (2014) - in both productions, Carmen Ejogo played King's wife Coretta Scott King and (2) Oyelowo played Muddy Waters in Who Do You Love (2008) while Wright played him in Cadillac Records (2008).
4He appeared in three films with Daniel Craig in as many years: Casino Royale (2006), The Invasion (2007) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
5He played CIA Agent Felix Leiter in both Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). This made him only the second actor in the history of the Bond franchise to play the role more than once. David Hedison had previously played the role in both Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989). Unlike Hedison, Wright played Leiter in two consecutive films. Hedison's two appearances were separated by 16 years, 8 films and one other actor (John Terry).
6In 2006, he became the first African American to play Felix Leiter in an official James Bond film (Casino Royale (2006). Bernie Casey played Leiter in the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983).
7Father died when he was a year old and was raised by his mother, who was a lawyer before working at the U.S. Customs Department, and his aunt, a one-time nurse.
8The only original cast member from the play Angels In America to appear in the film version Angels in America (2003).
9Has one son, Elijah.
10Is friends with Adrian Pasdar.
11Graduated from prestigious St. Albans School for Boys in Washington, DC.
12His cousin, Brian Wright, was the boy who portrayed young 'Basquiat' at the beginning of that film. The production team needed a child to portray Basquiat who also looked like Jeffrey Wright. Because of this, Jeffrey asked his cousin to do the job.
13Although he alters aspects of his physical appearance for each role, his voice is often unrecognizable from one role to the next. The voices of Belize, with his intelligent, acerbic wit in Angels in America (2003), to Peoples Hernandez whose vicious macho confidence is conveyed through his Latino accent in Shaft (2000) to Al Melvin The Manchurian Candidate (2004), whose deep grumblings heartbreakingly represent the state of a destroyed man.
14He received an honorary degree from Amherst College in 2004.
15Attended New York University on a theatre scholarship, but dropped out after only two months to act full time.
16Won Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for Tony Kushner's "Angels In America: Perestroika," a role he recreated in the television mini-series version, Angels in America (2003). In 2002, he was nominated for Tony's Best Actor (Play) Award for "Topdog/Underdog."
17Graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1987.
18Studied Political Science at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Trademarks of Jeffrey Wright

1Often plays intelligent characters
2Deep, smooth voice

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