Jeffrey Wright

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Date of Birth December 7, 1965
Place of Birth Washington, DC
Age 55 years old
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Jeffrey Wright (actor)

Jeffrey Wright is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for such roles as Belize in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, Jean-Michel Basquiat in Basquiat, Felix Leiter in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Valentin Narcisse in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and Beetee in three out of the four The Hunger Games films. He currently stars as Bernard Lowe in the HBO series Westworld.

Born: December 7, 1965, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Alma mater: Amherst College
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1990–present
Spouse(s): Carmen Ejogo, (m. 2000–2014, divorced)
Children: 2

About Jeffrey Wright

Played the role of Beetee in Catching Fire, the second installment of the Hunger Games film trilogy, and also appeared in several Bond films and TV series. He had a recurring role in the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire and returned to HBO to star in Westworld.

Before Fame

He began his acting career Off-Broadway, in productions of Blood Knot and A Midsummer Night's Dream, at the same time earning a role in a major Harrison Ford film.


He played James Bond's legless friend, Felix Leiter in Casino Royale in 2005 and in Quantum of Solace in 2008.

Family Life

He was born in Washington D.C., and raised by his widowed mother. He married actress Carmen Ejogo in 2000 and the couple had a son named Elijah and a daughter named TK.


He portrayed Colin Powell in the Oliver Stone film, W, about the former U.S. president.

Information related to Jeffrey Wright (actor)

  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (television) winners
  • St. Albans School (Washington, D.C.) alumni
  • American male Shakespearean actors
  • Male actors from Washington, D.C.
  • Drama Desk Award winners
  • Amherst College alumni
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Latest information about Jeffrey Wright updated on February 24, 2021.

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