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Jeffrey Wright
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Biography

Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation, Jeffrey Wright's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from the prestigious Amherst college in 1987. Although he studied Political Science while at Amherst, Wright left the school with something that would prove to be more valuable: 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 1990's Presumed Innocent, and the Broadway production of Angels in America, (in which he won a well deserved Tony award), within a relatively short time Wright was able to show off his exceptional talent and ability on both stage and screen alike. His first major on-screen performance came in 1996 in the Julian Schnabel directed film Basquiat. Wright's harrowing performance as the late painter Jean Michele Basquiat was critically acclaimed for its haunting accuracy and raw emotion. With a Tony, a Golden Globe, and an AFI award under his belt, the intensity of Wright's skill has been proven over and over again. Hopefully the near future will bring an influx of more varied lead roles for black actors so that Wright can continue to astonish his colleagues, critics and fans alike with the intensity of his skill.

Jeffrey Wright stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Presumed Innocent 1990 With Jessica Video *** 1/2
Shaft 2000 Meriden Hoyts ***
Hamlet 2000 York Square with Lois Read *** 1/2
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
Syriana 2005 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
Casino Royal 2006 Destina Middletown Digital *** 1/2
Lady in the Water 2006 family on DVD ***
Quantum of Solace 2008 Suzy Digital * 1/2
Ides of March 2011 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014 Suzy and Hanna Digital *