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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 & 25 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
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Cuddlywhiskers
- That's Too Much, Man! (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers (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
 2013 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Bow
- Eaten by Cats (2013) ... Bow (voice)
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
 2012 House (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Cofield
 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 The Giraffe
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 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Sidney Bichet
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV 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 »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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One of the people who made a huge impression on me early in my career and who was also kind of a master to my apprentice was a woman named Lilia Skala. She said to me "You know, Jeffrey, you're good, but you must work hard. Success will not drop out of the sky like a ripe apple. You must work!" One of the best pieces of advice anybody ever gave to me. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Often plays intelligent characters See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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