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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 10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Casino Royale
Casino Royale Felix Leiter
(2006)
Source Code
Source Code Dr. Rutledge
(2011)
The Manchurian Candidate
(2004)
The Good Dinosaur
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 Friday's Child (post-production)
Detective Portnoy
 2017/II Monster (post-production)
Mr.Harmon
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Cuddlywhiskers / Father
- That's Too Much, Man! (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers / Father (voice)
- BoJack Kills (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers (voice)
- The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers (voice)
 2016 Confirmation (TV Movie)
Charles Ogletree
 2016 The Venture Bros. (TV Series)
Think Tank / Dr. Nidaba
- Tanks for Nuthin (2016) ... Think Tank / Dr. Nidaba (voice)
 2015 The Good Dinosaur
Poppa (voice)
 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)
 2013 A Single Shot
Simon
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2008/I W.
Colin Powell
 2007/III Blackout
Nelson
 2007 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- New Orleans (2007) ... Narrator
 2007 Chicago 10 (Documentary)
Bobby Seale (voice)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Mr. Paul
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
Rex
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
- Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Stop Moving! (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- 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
 1993 Young Indiana Jones (TV Series)
Sidney Bichet
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini-Series)
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 »

Publicity Listings:

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:

Although he alters aspects of his physical appearance for each role, his voice is often unrecognizable from one role to the next. The voices of Belize, with his intelligent, acerbic wit in Angels in America (2003), to Peoples Hernandez whose vicious macho confidence is conveyed through his Latino accent in Shaft (2000) to Al Melvin The Manchurian Candidate (2004), whose deep grumblings ... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays intelligent characters See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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Why is Jeffrey Wright not the most famous actor of our generation? random_carbon
This man is one of the best. jak112
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