Jeffrey Wright is an American actor who has stared in many shows on television and movies. He started acting in the 90s and since then has acquired a plethora of roles for which he is recognized even today. You might view him more for his later roles than the former ones, but he has been on the radar of everyone very late. Jeffrey is currently one of the starts of HBO’s “Westworld” where he plays the part of Bernard Lowe. Thanks to the success that the show has been having, he has been getting a lot of acclaim and interest from all around.
Jeffrey Wright’s most memorable movie roles include appearances in “Shaft” (2000), “Syriana” (2005), “Lady in the Water” (2006), “ and “Source Code” (2011). But he has also managed to get a role into some famous movie franchises as he started in two James Bond movies as Felix Letier. He portrayed the character first in “Casino Royale” (2006) and next in “Quantum of Solace” (2008). He also stars in another franchise which has been getting very popular. You will recognize him for appearing in “The Hunger Games” franchise. He stares as Beetee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013), “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.1” (2014) and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.2” (2015).
Appearing on TV may have brought Jeffrey more success that appearing in the movies. You will probably remember him for his roles in “Angels in America,” “Boardwalk Empire” and of course “Westworld.” He has been able to garner so much success now with the HBO show that people expect it to grow even further in the wake of season 2.
Jeffrey Wright Net Worth and Salary
Jeffrey Wright is probably smiling all the way to the bank. His network has been increasing vigorously with some of the latest roles he has had. Whether he has chosen them well or the shows and movies that he pick gained a lot of success, the result is that he managed to bag some well-deserved earnings. His net worth has been recently estimated at 7 million dollars, which is a lot more than the salary he has been making a few years ago.
Jeffrey Wright Wife and Children
Jeffrey Wright used to be married but has since divorced from his then wife. He and actress Carmen Ejogo married in 2000, after a long relationship. They even have two children from their marriage. A son named Elijah and a daughter named Juno. The four of them used to share a home in Brooklyn, New York and seemed that they had a perfect life together. But things are not always as they seem to be and Carmen and Jeffrey eventually divorced in 2004. It was not specified if any of them had an affair, but it seems that things did not work out for them as they hoped they would. Jeffrey is not currently connected with any other celebrity.
Jeffrey Wright Age
Jeffrey Wright is currently 52 years old. He was born on December 7, 1965 in Washington D.C. He was also raised there by his mother, who worked as a customs lawyer. Unfortunately, his dad died when Jeffrey was still a child. Nevertheless, Jeffrey went to St. Albans School and later graduated from Amherst College, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. His first goal in life was to become a lawyer and was preparing for law school. But he chose a different path in life and eventually decided to take on acting. He started going to New York University and went there for three months, after which he left and decided to become a full time actor.
Jeffrey Wright Height and Weight
Jeffrey Wright is now in his 50s, so he does not have the same lean appearance that he had when he was young. He is still handsome and carries his body pretty well, but you can see that he has stepped into the realm of middle-age. He is 179 cm tall and weighs about 83 kg.
Jeffrey Wright Activism
Not a lot of people are aware that Jeffery Wright is an activist and that he has been trying to end resource-related conflicts. In 2011, he took everything to a whole new level and decided to found Taia Lion Resources. This is a mineral exploration company which has a focus on ethical and sustainable mining and is located in Sierra Leone. If you are interested to find out more about it, you can watch a video called “Enough Project” (2012), which clearly shows conflict-free mining philosophy that Jeffrey has.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Jeffrey Wright is American by nationality and he was born and spent most of his life there. His ethnicity is African American.