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Jeffrey Wright

  • Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
  • Birthday: December 07

Jeffrey Wright first came to public acclaim in the Boradway production of Angels in America: Perestroika, for which he won a Tony award.

Jeffrey Wright first came to public acclaim in the Boradway production of Angels in America: Perestroika, for which he won a Tony award.

That acclaim went even wider when he starred as artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in Julian Schnabel's 1996 film Basquiat . Since then, Wright has continued to make his mark on stage in as Da Voice in Bring in da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, as Marc Antony in Julius Caesar in the New York Shakespeare Festival's 2000 production in Central Park, Topdog/Underdog at the Public Theater with Don Cheadle and later on Broadway with Mos Def, and in This Is How It Goes with Ben Stiller and Amanda Peet.

In films, Wright has made indelible impressions in Shaft, Ride With the Devil, Hamlet, Manchurian Candidate, Syriana, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. One of his most recent roles was Beetee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Wright played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Boycott,  and Mr. Paul in Lackawanna Blues, on HBO, where he also reprised his role as Belize in Angels in America. He won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and the Black Reel award for the latter portrayal.

He can currently be seen as Valentin Narcisse in the acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins2 Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Jeffrey Wright, as Bernard Lowe
  • Westworld
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2004

  • Winner
  • Jeffrey Wright, as Belize, Mr. Lies & Continental Principality
  • Angels In America
  • HBO