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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 & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers Winston
(2005)
Shaft
Shaft Peoples Hernandez
(2000)
Angels in America
Angels in America Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / The Angel Europa
(2003)
The Manchurian Candidate
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Friday's Child (post-production)
Detective Portnoy
 2018 Hold the Dark (post-production)
Russell Core
 2018/II Monster (post-production)
Mr. Harmon
 2017 The Public (completed)
Anderson
 2016-2018 Westworld (TV Series)
Bernard Lowe
- Episode #2.10 (2018) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #2.9 (2018) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Bernard Lowe
 2017 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series)
Purple 'ITIS' Voice
- #NolasChoice (3 DA HARD WAY) (2017) ... Purple 'ITIS' Voice (voice)
 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
- Eldorado (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
- Devil You Know (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse
- King of Norway (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
- Cuanto (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
 2013 Only Lovers Left Alive
Dr. Watson
 2013 A Single Shot
Simon
 2013 Broken City
Carl Fairbanks
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
 2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Cofield
- Nobody's Fault (2012) ... Dr. Walter Cofield
 2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
William Black
 2011 The Ides of March
Senator Thompson
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2011 Source Code
Dr. Rutledge
 2008 Cadillac Records
Muddy Waters
 2008 Quantum of Solace
Felix Leiter
 2008/I W.
Colin Powell
 2007/III Blackout
Nelson
 2007/I The Invasion
Dr. Stephen Galeano
 2007 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- New Orleans (2007) ... Narrator
 2007 Chicago 10 (Documentary)
Bobby Seale (voice)
 2006 Casino Royale
Felix Leiter
 2006 Lady in the Water
Mr. Dury
 2005 Syriana
Bennett Holiday
 2005 Broken Flowers
Winston
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Mr. Paul
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Al Melvin
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
Rex
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
 2002 Eye See You
Jaworski
 2001 Ali
Howard Bingham
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 2000 Shaft
Peoples Hernandez
 2000 Cement
Ninny
 2000 Hamlet
Gravedigger
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Daniel Holt
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
Ben
 1998 Meschugge
Win
 1998 Celebrity
Greg - Off-Off Broadway Director
 1998 Too Tired to Die
Balzac Man
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Hal Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 3 (1997) ... Hal Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 2 (1997) ... Hal Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 1 (1997) ... Hal Wilson
 1997 Critical Care
Bed Two
 1996 Basquiat
Jean Michel Basquiat
 1996 Faithful
Young Man at Rolls
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Andre Foreman
- Garbage (1994) ... Andre Foreman
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Sidney Bechet / Sidney Bichet
- Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920 (1993) ... Sidney Bechet
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini-Series)
William Coleman
 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 »

Publicity Listings:

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 appeared in three films with Daniel Craig in as many years: Casino Royale (2006), The Invasion (2007) and Quantum of Solace (2008). See more »

Trademark:

Deep, smooth voice See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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