Jeffrey Wright

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Actor (1965)
Sun Dec 29 2019
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One of the prominent Hollywood actors, Jeffrey Wright, is best known for his distinct roles in the James Bond series, Angels in America, The Hunger Games film series, etc. With his remarkable performance as Belize in HBO miniseries Angels in America, Jeffry was honored with Tony Award and Emmy Awards.

Jeffery was born on December 7, 1965, in Washington, D.C. His father died when he was a year old. Being raised by his single mother, Wright attended St. Albans School in his hometown. Later, Mr. Wright enrolled himself at Amherst College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science. Jeffrey was planning to attend law school after his graduation but had a change of his mind and chose to study acting instead.

A Divorcee with two Children

The Beetee of The Hunger Games was bound to the holy union of marriage with Carmen Ejogo, a British television and film actress. The couple walked down the aisle at an intimate wedding on August 2000.

Jeffrey with his ex-wife, Carmen Ejogo and their children; son Elijah Wright and daughter, Juno Wright
Image: Jeffrey Wright with his former wife 
Source: Bio Wikis

Initially, the pair met at the set of Boycott, as both of them were starring in the movie. Soon, sparks flew, and they were involved in a romantic bond with each other.

The couple shares two children from their marital solidarity. The husband-wife duo welcomed their first child Elijah Wright on February 12, 2001. Later on April 21, 2005, the Wright family was blessed with another child, Juno Wright.

The sweetness of their relationship didn't last long, and the couple announced their split in 2009. After living as man and wife for fourteen years, they called it a quit and officially ended their marriage with divorce in 2014. After the divorce, he is currently living a single life and not dating anyone.

Jeffrey is second spouse of Carmen Ejogo

Jeffrey is the second spouse to Carmen. Previously, Seraphina Picquery of The Fantastic Beasts was married to a pioneer of trip-hop music, Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, who goes by his stage name Tricky

In 1998, they got married in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it didn't last even a year, and they got divorced after a brief period.

Short Profile on Carmen

British actress and singer, Carmen Ejogo, started her career in the entertainment industry from an early age. Carmen's notable movie credits include What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Away We Go, Sparke, The Purge, Anarchy, Fantastic Beasts film series and many more. On 22 October 1973, Ejogo was born as the daughter of a Scottish mother, Elizabeth (nee Douglas), and a Nigerian father, Charles Ejogo.

Apart from being an actress, Carmen has also gained fame as a singer. The music enthusiast Carmen has collaborated with several artists since the 1990s. Ejogo sang a duet with her former spouse, Tricky, on a song "Slowly." Moreover, she is also the lead vocalist of the song "Candle," and "Yes I Do."

Net Worth - $8 Million

The Emmy Awards winner has an impressive net worth of $8 Million, which is the same as Brendon Urie. Jeffrey is actively working as an actor since 1990. He has been starred in numerous hit movies like The Hunger Games, James Bond, Presumed Innocent, etc. which must have paid him well.

Jeffrey starring as Bernard Lowe in the HBO series, Westorld.
Picture: Jeffrey Wright on the HBO Series, Westworld
Source: Hollywood Reporter

The 54-year-old actor is currently starring as Bernard Lowe in the HBO series Westworld, an American science-fiction/Western television series along with other cast members as Demetrius Grosse and Bridgid Coulter. According to Cheatsheet, the cast members of the Westworld make the whopping amount of $175,000 an episode. 

Awards and Accolades

The talented actor has been nominated for 34 times for TV series and film awards, out of which he won 11 awards. As for the role of Belize in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, Jeffrey won an Emmy Award in 2004, on the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie; and Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1994.

Jeffrey is the winner of AFI Awards, Chicago International Film Festival, Golden Globe Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, and Black Reel Awards. Hence, Jeffry has excelled in his acting career with such a long list of awards.

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