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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 11 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2018 Friday's Child (post-production)
Detective Portnoy
 2017 The Public (post-production)
Anderson
 2017/II Monster (post-production)
Mr.Harmon
 2015 The Good Dinosaur
Poppa (voice)
 2013 A Single Shot
Simon
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
 2008/I W.
Colin Powell
 2007/III Blackout
Nelson
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
Rex
 2000 Cement
Ninny
 1998 Meschugge
Win
 1998 Celebrity
Greg - Off-Off Broadway Director
 1998 Too Tired to Die
Balzac Man
 1996 Faithful
Young Man at Rolls
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Prosecuting Attorney
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Other Works:

"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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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:

Father died when he was a year old and was raised by his mother, who was a lawyer before working at the U.S. Customs Department, and his aunt, a one-time nurse. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays intelligent characters See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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