"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 ...
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5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Did You Know?
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.
His cousin, Brian Wright, was the boy who portrayed young 'Basquiat' at the beginning of that film. The production team needed a child to portray Basquiat who also looked like Jeffrey Wright. Because of this, Jeffrey asked his cousin to do the job.
Often plays intelligent characters