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Jeffrey Wright is an American actor best known for his award-winning performance in the Broadway production Angels in America (2003) as Belize. He is also really popular for Felix Leiter’s role in James Bond movies such as Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. He has also appeared in movies like Source Code (2011) as Dr. Rutledge; Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) as Dr. Watson.

Quick Info 
Full NameJeffrey Wright
Date of Birth 7th December, 1965
Birth PlaceWashington D.C., United States of America
NationalityAmerican
Parent(s)Barbara Evon, James Charles Wright Jr.
OccupationActor
Age55 years
Height5 feet 11 inches
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Carmen Ejogo
ChildrenElijah Wright and Juno Wright
Net worth $8 million

Jeffrey’s Early Life and Bio

Jeffrey Wright was born on the 7th of December, 1965, in Washington D.C., United States of America (USA). He was born to Barbara Evon and James Charles Wright Jr. His mother worked as a customs lawyer. There is no information as to whether he has siblings or not. Jeffrey’s father died when he was a child.

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Jeffrey’s Nationality and Physical Stats

Jeffrey Wright’s nationality is American, and his ethnicity is African-American.

He is an average-built man of height 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80m and weight 78 kg or 172 lbs. He wears size 11 (US) shoes.

Similarly, his hair color is black, and his eyes’ color is dark brown.

His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Jeffrey’s Education: Schooling/University

Jeffrey Wright was an academically brilliant kid. He attended the St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. He was an athletic kid and played as part of his school’s lacrosse team as the team’s leading goal-scorer.

After his high school graduation, he relocated to Amherst, Massachusetts, and enrolled at Amherst College to study political science. He had no interest in acting when he was young. He became attracted to acting after participating in a few plays in his first year of college.

He graduated from his college in 1987. Following this, he studied acting at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. he studied acting by earning a scholarship. Shortly after that, he dropped out of his classes and started to pursue his dreams by auditioning.

 

Career

Movies

Jeffrey Wright made his movie debut in the 1990s, Presumed Innocent as Prosecuting Attorney. The movie was a huge success. He got his big breakthrough from his movie named Faithful, in 1996. Even though the movie was a failure commercially, Jeffrey’s talent could be easily seen in the movie.

After doing more movies and earning more fame, he did a biographical movie of Muhammad Ali. He got huge recognition and praise for flawlessly portraying the character of Howard Bingham.

Some of his other popular movies are: Ride with the Devil (1999) as Daniel Holt, Broken Flowers (2005) as Winston, Casino Royale (2006) as Felix Leiter, Source Code (2011) as Dr. Rutledge, Cadillac Records (2008) as Muddy Waters, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) as Beetee, Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) as Dr. Watson, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2 as Beetee, The Good Dinosaur (2015) as the voice of Poppa Henry, Game Night (2018) as FBI Agent Ron Henderson, Hold the Dark (2018) as Russell Core, Monster (2018) as Mr. Harmon, All Day and a Night (2020) as J.D., Lady in the Water (2006) as Mr. Dury and many more.

In 2022’s upcoming Batman movie (directed by Matt Reeves), Jeffrey portrays the brilliant character of Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon. The movie is a reboot of the Batman movie franchise. The movie is currently being filmed.

He is coming with a new movie in 2021 and playing the character of Felix Leiter in No Time to Die, which is the sequel to the James Bond movie franchises. The movie is in the post-production phase.

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Tv Shows

Similarly, Jeffrey Wright has also appeared in many tv shows. He first appeared on television in 1991’s Separate but Equal as William Coleman. Some of his popular TV shows are: Angels in America (2003) as Norman ‘Belize’ Arriaga starring Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, and Patrick Wilson, House (2012) as Dr. Walter Cofield, BoJack Horseman (2016) as the voice of Cuddlywhiskers, She’s Gotta Have It (2017) as the voice of IT IS, Sesame Street (2019) as Bernard Lowe, Rick and Morty (2019) as the voice of Tony, and a few others.

He has also voiced Isaac Dixon’s character in 2020’s game of the year, The Last of Us Part II.

Awards and Achievements

Jeffrey Wright has been honored with nominations of various prestigious awards many times. He has won awards like AFI Awards, Black Reel Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Chicago International Film Festival, and many more.

Personal Life: Relationships

Jeffrey Wright met an actress named Carmen Ejogo and soon married her in 2000. The couple was blessed with two children named Elijah Wright and Juno Wright. Unfortunately, the couple divorced each other in 2014.

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What is Jeffrey’s Net Worth?

The 55-year-old actor has been working as an actor since 1990 and is still working in the entertainment industry. After being in movies like Shaft, The Hunger Games, Game Night, Quantum of Solace, he has accumulated a huge amount of money. He currently has a net worth of $8 million.

Social Media Presence

Jeffrey Wright is mildly active on his social media. He has 96.9K followers on Instagram (@jfreewright). Similarly, he has a bigger fan following on Twitter in comparison to his fan following on Instagram. He has 293K followers on his Twitter (@jfreewright).

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