Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright is known as an American actor. He is most famous for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Westworld.

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Background and Age

Jeffrey Wright was born on December 7, 1965 in Washington, D.C. Wright's mom was a legal expert who worked as a customs attorney. Shockingly for Wright, he lost his father when he was only a child, and therefore, his mother was entrusted with the duty of raising him on her own.

Jeffrey Wright went to a private academy for young men, St. Albans School and later a private arts liberal school, Amherst College. He graduated with a degree in political theory. Post-school, Wright wanted to emulate his mom's example to turn into a legal advisor yet he before long altered his perspective to concentrate on acting. He was selected at the New York University, yet after two months, he dropped out to effectively pursue a career in acting.

Career and Net Worth

Starting out in Washington DC, and New York City, Wright started appearing in off-Broadway productions and before long changed to film and TV. For his introduction film role, he played a lawyer in 1990's Presumed Innocent and one can say that his mother's lawful side truly rubbed off on him.

Wright's first highly praise role came when he played a gay medical attendant in the Broadway production of Angels in America, gaining his first since honor, a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Enthusiasts of the hit HBO show Angels in America adaption of the play were happy that Wright was brought back to play the TV version.

As his career progressed, Wright was able to land a role in highly acclaimed shows like HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Westworld.

In July 2019, it was announced that Wright would join the cast of the newest James Bond film, Bond 25. Wright will play the character known as Felix Leiter.

Marriage, Husband and Kids

Jeffrey Wright was married to actress Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo for a long time. They got married in the year 2000 but separated in 2014. Their romantic association produced two children, a boy named Elijah and a little girl named Juno.

Wright's ex is British. She was born on October 22, 1973, in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father Charles Ejogo and a Scottish mother, Elizabeth Douglas. Carmen Ejogo has appeared in numerous TV series including Kidnapped, CHAOS, Zero Hour. A portion of her movies include Selma and Born to Be Blue. Wright and Carmen featured together in Boycott.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 7 Dec, 1965
Age: 54 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
residence: Brooklyn
Education: Amherst College
New York University
Gender: Male
Description: American actor
twitterID: Jfreewright
Spouse: Carmen Ejogo[2000-2014]
Net Worth 2021: 8 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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