Jeffrey Wright is a well-known actor who has done many movies. He has received critical acclaim for his performances. He has earned a huge amount of money from his acting career.
He is married to Carmen Ejogo and they have two children. He is also involved in charitable work.
He has great talent and is always eager to play challenging roles. He is known for his diverse acting skills and has won many awards for his performances.
Born on December 7, 1965
Jeffrey Wright is an American stage and film actor. He is known for his roles in films and TV series such as Westworld. He also starred on Broadway in the play Angels in America. He is 54 years old and was born on December 7, 1965, in Washington, DC. Wright is of mixed heritage and was raised by his mother after his father died when he was just a year old. He graduated from St. Albans School and then attended Amherst College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. He later attended law school but eventually dropped out to pursue acting full-time.
Wright started his career in theater productions before moving on to movies and television. He made his screen debut in 1990 in the movie Presumed Innocent. In 1996, Wright starred in the movie Basquiat as Jean-Michel Basquiat, the late painter. He received critical acclaim for this role and won several awards.
After his success in the film industry, Wright began to appear in more and more TV shows. He played the character of Felix Leiter in the James Bond films Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace, as well as the role of Valentin Narcisse in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. In addition to acting, Wright is an activist and works to end resource-related conflicts.
Married to Carmen Ejogo
Throughout his acting career, Jeffrey Wright has received many prestigious awards including the Golden Globe Award, the Black Reel Award, and Chicago International Film Festival. He is also the co-founder of Taia, LLC and Taia Peace Foundation.
The actor has been married to biracial British actress Carmen Ejogo since 2000 and they have two children together. Their son Elijah and daughter Juno were born in 2001 and 2004 respectively.
The pair first met on the set of the movie Boycott. They started dating and were inseparable for a long time before they tied the knot. However, their marriage fell apart and they divorced in 2009.
After his separation from his wife, he focused on his acting career and was involved in several movies and TV shows. He has also appeared on the show Boardwalk Empire and starred as Bernard Lowe in the popular HBO series Westworld.
He is also known for his role as the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat in the movie Basquiat and as Norman “Belize” Arriaga in the Broadway play Angels in America. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award twice for his performance in Westworld and has won the Chicago International Film Festival and San Diego Film Critics Society Awards. He has been a member of The Acting Company and has also appeared off-Broadway in Presumed Innocent.
Jeffrey Wright has two children, a son Elijah and a daughter Juno. He and his wife, Carmen Ejogo, divorced in 2014. He has an interest in business as well, being the co-founder and chairman of Taia, LLC and the Taia Peace Foundation as well as being the Vice Chairman of Taia Lion Resources, Inc which is an explorer of conflict-free gold. He also has an interest in humanitarian efforts, being the Chairman of the board of the New York-based African-American Institute.
After graduating from St Albans School and Amherst College with a degree in Political Science, Wright decided to pursue his acting career. He enrolled at New York University on a full acting scholarship but dropped out after two months to focus solely on his career as an actor.
Wright’s on-screen work has been prolific, with roles in films such as Woody Allen’s satirical comedy Celebrity and Ang Lee’s Western Ride with the Devil. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 1996 film Basquiat.
Wright has been tapped to star as Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation The Batman. He is also slated to voice the character of Uatu in the upcoming Disney+ animated series Marvel’s What If?. In addition to his thriving acting career, Wright is an avid collector of African art and is an activist.