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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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 2016 Confirmation (TV Movie) (post-production)
Charles Ogletree
 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
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
- 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
 2007 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- New Orleans (2007) ... Narrator
 2007 Chicago 10 (Documentary)
Bobby Seale (voice)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Mr. Paul
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
- Part 2 Perestroika (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
 2000 Cement
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
 1998 The Giraffe
 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
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Prosecuting Attorney
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"Topdog/Underdog," an original comedy, written by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by George C. Wolfe, with Yasiin Bey (in his Broadway debut, portraying Booth) and Jeffrey Wright (portraying Lincoln), on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. (175 total performances, including 31 previews ... See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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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 »


The only original cast member from the play Angels In America to appear in the film version Angels in America (2003). See more »


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