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Born and raised in Washington DC, Jeffrey Wright graduated from Amherst College in 1987. Although he studied Political Science while at Amherst, Wright left the school with a love for acting. Shortly after graduating he won an acting scholarship to NYU, but dropped out after only two months to pursue acting full-time. With roles in Presumed ... See full bio »

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The French Dispatch Roebuck Wright
(2021)
The Batman Lt. James Gordon
(2022)
Broken Flowers Winston
(2005)
Shaft Peoples Hernandez
(2000)

Filmography

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 2023 Atrabilious (filming)
 2021-2023 What If...? (TV Series)
The Watcher
- Episode #2.1 (2023) ... The Watcher
- What If... The Watcher Broke His Oath? (2021) ... The Watcher (voice)
- What If... Ultron Won? (2021) ... The Watcher (voice)
- What If... Thor Were an Only Child? (2021) ... The Watcher (voice)
- What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark? (2021) ... The Watcher (voice)
 2022 ARK: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Henry Townsend
- Episode #1.14 (2022) ... Henry Townsend (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Henry Townsend (voice)
 2016-2022 Westworld (TV Series)
Bernard Lowe
- Que Será, Será (2022) ... Bernard Lowe
- Metanoia (2022) ... Bernard Lowe
- Fidelity (2022) ... Bernard Lowe
- Zhuangzi (2022) ... Bernard Lowe (credit only)
- Generation Loss (2022) ... Bernard Lowe
 2022 The Batman
Lt. James Gordon
 2021 No Time to Die
Felix Leiter
 2021 The Sandman (Podcast Series short)
Destiny
- Season of Mists - Prologue (2021) ... Destiny
 2021 Batman: The Audio Adventures (Podcast Series)
Batman / Bruce Wayne
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Batman (voice)
- Episode #1.7 (2021) ... Batman (voice)
- Episode #1.6 (2021) ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2021) ... Batman (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Batman (voice)
 2021 The French Dispatch
Roebuck Wright
 2020 The Last of Us: Part II (Video Game)
Isaac
 2020 All Day and a Night
James Daniel Lincoln 'JD'
 2019 Rick and Morty (TV Series)
Tony
- The Old Man and the Seat (2019) ... Tony (voice)
 2019 Green Eggs and Ham (TV Series)
McWinkle
- Mouse (2019) ... McWinkle (voice)
- Goat (2019) ... McWinkle (voice)
- Anywhere (2019) ... McWinkle (voice)
- Box (2019) ... McWinkle (voice)
- There (2019) ... McWinkle (voice)
 2019 The Goldfinch
Hobie
 2019/I The Laundromat
Malchus Irvin Boncamper
 2018 Hold the Dark
Russell Core
 2018 O.G.
Louis
 2018 Age Out
Detective Portnoy
 2018/I Game Night
FBI Agent Henderson (uncredited)
 2018 The Public
Anderson
 2018/II Monster
Mr. Harmon
 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 (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 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 Sam Cooke: Legend
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Lies / Belize
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Millennium Approaches: The Messenger (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Millennium Approaches: In Vitro (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 The Giraffe
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:

He acted in Tony Kushner's play, "Angels in America: Part Two-Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City with Stephen Spinella and David Marshall Grant in the cast. George C. Wolfe was director. Jules Fisher was lighting designer. See more »

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2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Carmen Ejogo  (divorced)  (2 children)

Children:

Wright, Juno | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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:

Studied Political Science at Amherst College in Massachusetts. See more »

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Often plays intelligent characters See more »

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