Jeffrey Wright

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Jeffrey Wright

Born

12/7/1965, Washington, D.C.

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Male

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Jeff Wright, Jeffery Wright
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Wright was raised by his mother, a lawyer, now retired from the U.S. Customs Department, and his aunt, a former nurse. He is happily married to Carmen Ejogo, his co-star in Boycott, and they have a son.
Wright received his early education at St. Albans School for…more

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  • Jeffrey Wright is probably one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood right now. His depth and versatility measure up to that of the most praised and celebrated actors in the business, yet he hasn't been able to really breakthrough.moreless

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    Jeffrey Wright is probably one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood right now. His depth and versatility measure up to that of the most praised and celebrated actors in the business, yet he hasn't been able to really breakthrough.



    Yes, he has been in several big movies recently - Lady in The Water, Casino Royale and The Invasion - but he still hasn't quite become a star. Until recent times, you probably would have heard your diehard, film-buff friend mention him and think to yourself, "Who the hell is that?" Well he is most known for playing Peoples Hernandez in 2000's Shaft alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Christian Bale. Wright delivers a brilliant performance, transforming himself into a Dominican gangster who controls a neighbourhood in New York. Hernandez quickly makes enemies with Shaft, when he teams up with Bale's yuppie character Walter Wade, Jr. "Oh, that was him!" is what you're probably thinking now. Wright has also had roles in Ali, The Manchurian Candidate, Broken Flowers and Syriana.



    Watch out for him in the future because his time is coming and who knows, maybe a few years from now he'll get the worldwide recognition he Wrightly deserves.moreless
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