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Jeffrey Wright Net Worth

Jeffrey Wright Net Worth is
$5 Million

Jeffrey Wright Biography

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Quick Facts

Full NameJeffrey Wright
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1965
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor
EducationNew York University, St. Albans School, Amherst College, St Albans School, Hertfordshire
NationalityAmerican
SpouseCarmen Ejogo
ChildrenElijah Wright, TK Wright
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/jfreewright
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/jfreewright
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Obie Award for Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut Performance, Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
MoviesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Good Dinosaur, Casino Royale, Basquiat, Cadillac Records, Quantum of Solace, Source Code, Shaft, Syriana, The Ides of March, Broken City, Broken Flowers, Lady in the Water, The Manchurian Candidate, Only Lovers Left Alive, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Ride with the Devil, The Invasion, A Single Shot, Ali, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, D-Tox, Confirmation, Too Tired to Die, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Chicago 10, Hamlet, Boycott, Critical Care, With All Deliberate Speed, A Child's Garden of Poetry, W., Unforgivable Blackness, Faithful, Blackout, Cement, Rupert Patterson Wants to Be a Superhero
TV ShowsBoardwalk Empire, Angels in America, Westworld


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 He was awarded the 1994 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City.
2 He was awarded the 1994 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City.
3 He has two roles in common with David Oyelowo: (1) Wright played Martin Luther King in Boycott (2001) while Oyelowo played him in Selma (2014) - in both productions, Carmen Ejogo played King's wife Coretta Scott King and (2) Oyelowo played Muddy Waters in Who Do You Love (2008) while Wright played him in Cadillac Records (2008).
4 He appeared in three films with Daniel Craig in as many years: Casino Royale (2006), The Invasion (2007) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
5 He played CIA Agent Felix Leiter in both Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008). This made him only the second actor in the history of the Bond franchise to play the role more than once. David Hedison had previously played the role in both Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989). Unlike Hedison, Wright played Leiter in two consecutive films. Hedison's two appearances were separated by 16 years, 8 films and one other actor (John Terry).
6 In 2006, he became the first African American to play Felix Leiter in an official James Bond film (Casino Royale (2006). Bernie Casey played Leiter in the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983).
7 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.
8 The only original cast member from the play Angels In America to appear in the film version Angels in America (2003).
9 Has one son, Elijah.
10 Is friends with Adrian Pasdar.
11 Graduated from prestigious St. Albans School for Boys in Washington, DC.
12 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.
13 Although he alters aspects of his physical appearance for each role, his voice is often unrecognizable from one role to the next. The voices of Belize, with his intelligent, acerbic wit in Angels in America (2003), to Peoples Hernandez whose vicious macho confidence is conveyed through his Latino accent in Shaft (2000) to Al Melvin The Manchurian Candidate (2004), whose deep grumblings heartbreakingly represent the state of a destroyed man.
14 He received an honorary degree from Amherst College in 2004.
15 Attended New York University on a theatre scholarship, but dropped out after only two months to act full time.
16 Won Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for Tony Kushner's "Angels In America: Perestroika," a role he recreated in the television mini-series version, Angels in America (2003). In 2002, he was nominated for Tony's Best Actor (Play) Award for "Topdog/Underdog."
17 Graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1987.
18 Studied Political Science at Amherst College in Massachusetts.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Often plays intelligent characters
2 Deep, smooth voice


Quotes

#Quote
1 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.
2 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."
3 I do have characters who are more well known than I am, which suits me fine.


Pictures

All Jeffrey Wright pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Drama Boardwalk Empire (2010)
2008 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Cadillac Records (2008)
2007 Career Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor - Television Lackawanna Blues (2005)
2005 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Broken Flowers (2005)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Angels in America (2003)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Angels in America (2003)
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Television: Best Supporting Actor Angels in America (2003)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor Angels in America (2003)
2002 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Actor of the Year - Male - TV Movie or Mini-Series Boycott (2001)
2000 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Performance, Male Shaft (2000)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Westworld (2016) Ben Barnes

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

Ed Harris

Luke Hemsworth

Anthony Hopkins

Sidse Babett Knudsen

James Marsden

Leonardo Nam

Thandie Newton

Talulah Riley

Rodrigo Santoro

Angela Sarafyan

Jimmi Simpson

Ptolemy Slocum

Evan Rachel Wood

Shannon Woodward
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Voice Performance The Good Dinosaur (2015)
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Theatrical) The Good Dinosaur (2015)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire (2010)
2015 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Drama Boardwalk Empire (2010)
2014 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire (2010)
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire (2010)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire (2010) Patricia Arquette

Margot Bingham

Steve Buscemi

Brian Geraghty

Stephen Graham

Erik LaRay Harvey

Jack Huston

Ron Livingston

Domenick Lombardozzi

Gretchen Mol

Ben Rosenfield

Michael Stuhlbarg

Jacob A. Ware

Shea Whigham

Michael Kenneth Williams

Paul Sparks
2013 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Villain Boardwalk Empire (2010)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Ides of March (2011) Ryan Gosling

George Clooney

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Paul Giamatti

Evan Rachel Wood

Marisa Tomei

Max Minghella
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture The Ides of March (2011)
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Cadillac Records (2008)
2006 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Syriana (2005)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Syriana (2005)
2006 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Broken Flowers (2005)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Lackawanna Blues (2005)
2006 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Broken Flowers (2005)
2005 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
2005 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Dramatic Performance Angels in America (2003)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Angels in America (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Angels in America (2003)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Angels in America (2003)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor Boycott (2001)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Boycott (2001)
2002 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Boycott (2001)
1997 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Debut Performance Basquiat (1996)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friday's Child 2017 post-production Detective Portnoy
Monster 2017/II post-production Mr.Harmon
The Public filming
Westworld 2016-2018 TV Series Bernard Lowe
BoJack Horseman 2016 TV Series Cuddlywhiskers / Father
Confirmation 2016 TV Movie Charles Ogletree
The Venture Bros. 2016 TV Series Think Tank / Dr. Nidaba
The Good Dinosaur 2015 Poppa (voice)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015 Beetee
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 Beetee
Boardwalk Empire 2013-2014 TV Series Valentin Narcisse
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 Beetee
Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 Dr. Watson
A Single Shot 2013 Simon
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete 2013 Henry
Broken City 2013 Carl Fairbanks
Ernest & Celestine 2012 Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
House M.D. 2012 TV Series Dr. Walter Cofield
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011 William Black
The Ides of March 2011 Senator Thompson
A Child's Garden of Poetry 2011 TV Movie voice
Source Code 2011 Dr. Rutledge
Cadillac Records 2008 Muddy Waters
Quantum of Solace 2008 Felix Leiter
W. 2008/I Colin Powell
Blackout 2007/III Nelson
The Invasion 2007/I Dr. Stephen Galeano
American Experience 2007 TV Series documentary Narrator
Chicago 10 2007 Documentary Bobby Seale (voice)
Casino Royale 2006 Felix Leiter
Lady in the Water 2006 Mr. Dury
Syriana 2005 Bennett Holiday
Broken Flowers 2005 Winston
Lackawanna Blues 2005 TV Movie Mr. Paul
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 Al Melvin
Sin's Kitchen 2004 Rex
Angels in America 2003 TV Mini-Series Belize Mr. Lies Homeless man ...
Eye See You 2002 Jaworski
Ali 2001 Howard Bingham
Boycott 2001 TV Movie Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shaft 2000 Peoples Hernandez
Cement 2000 Ninny
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia 2000 Chris
Hamlet 2000 Gravedigger
Ride with the Devil 1999/I Daniel Holt
Blossoms and Veils 1998 Short Ben
Meschugge 1998 Win
Celebrity 1998 Greg - Off-Off Broadway Director
Too Tired to Die 1998 Balzac Man
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series Hal Wilson
Critical Care 1997 Bed Two
Basquiat 1996 Jean Michel Basquiat
Faithful 1996 Young Man at Rolls
New York Undercover 1994 TV Series Andre Foreman
Young Indiana Jones 1993 TV Series Sidney Bichet
Jumpin' at the Boneyard 1991 Derek
Separate But Equal 1991 TV Mini-Series William Coleman
Presumed Innocent 1990 Prosecuting Attorney

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cadillac Records 2008 performer: "I'm a Man", "Country Blues", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Forty Days and Forty Nights", "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man"
Hamlet 2000 performer: "All Along the Watchtower"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blackout 2007/III producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hamlet 2000 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reflections of Lady in the Water 2006 Video documentary short
Becoming Bond 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Heute 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner 2006 Documentary Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 2005 TV Series Himself
The True Story of Hannibal 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Time Machine: Rwanda - Do Scars Ever Fade? 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Documentary Other Voices (voice)
With All Deliberate Speed 2004 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photography of Milt Hinton 2003 Documentary Himself (voice)
Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself / Lincoln
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Working in the Theatre 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
VH1 Legends 2001 TV Series documentary Narrator
HBO First Look 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Ali' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Running for His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story 2016 Documentary Narrator
Hero with a Thousand Faces 2016 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
The Hunger Games: The Phenomenon 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 2015 Video documentary Himself
Saving My Tomorrow 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself - The Hunger Games
Dwight Howard in the Moment 2014 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Melissa Harris-Perry 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football 2014 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Friend or Foe: New Cast of Catching Fire 2014 Video short Himself
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Putting It All Together: The Making of 'Broken City' 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Anderson Live 2013 TV Series Himself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Open Book 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Playing Chess: The Making of Cadillac Records 2009 Video documentary short Himself
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News 2008 TV Series Himself
Bond on Location 2008 TV Short documentary Himself
Independent Lens 2005-2008 TV Series documentary Bobby Seale / Himself / Narrator
Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show 2008 TV Movie Himself
The 17th Annual Gotham Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino 2007 TV Movie Himself
Broken Flowers: Start to Finish 2006 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Blood Diamonds 2006 TV Movie documentary Narrator

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silenci? 2005 TV Series Winston
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Jean Michel Basquiat (uncredited)
Young Indiana Jones 1993 TV Series Sidney Bechet
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