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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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 2015 Westworld (TV Series) (filming)
Bernard Lowe
 2013-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Valentin Narcisse
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
- King of Norway (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
- Cuanto (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
 2014 Melissa Harris-Perry (TV Series)
Guest - Himself
- Episode dated 26 October 2014 (2014) ... Guest - Himself
 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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Other Works:

: Plays Cody in "This Is How It Goes" play by Neil LaBute (Public Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

About 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." See more »

Trivia:

He received an honorary degree from Amherst College in 2004. See more »

Trademark:

Deep, smooth voice

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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