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Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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  Westworld (filming)
Bernard Lowe
 2013 A Single Shot
Simon
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Bow
- Eaten by Cats (2013) ... Bow (voice)
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2008 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Bobby Seale
- Chicago 10 (2008) ... Bobby Seale
 2008/I W.
Colin Powell
 2007/III Blackout
Nelson
 2007 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- New Orleans (2007) ... Narrator
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Mr. Paul
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
Rex
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
- Part 2 Perestroika (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
 2000 Cement
Ninny
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
Ben
 1998 Meschugge
Win
 1998 Celebrity
Greg - Off-Off Broadway Director
 1998 Too Tired to Die
Balzac Man
 1996 Faithful
Young Man at Rolls
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Andre Foreman
- Garbage (1994) ... Andre Foreman
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Movie)
William Coleman
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Prosecuting Attorney
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He acted in Daryl Waters, Zane Mark, and Ann Duquesnay's musical, "Bring in 'Da Funk, Bring in 'Da Noise," at the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Savion Glover and Ann Duquesnay in the cast. George C. Wolfe was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I do have characters who are more well known than I am, which suits me fine. See more »

Trivia:

His 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. See more »

Trademark:

Deep, smooth voice

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Sagittarius

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