Jeffrey Wright

Actor + Film Producer
Born Dec 7, 1965

Jeffrey Wright is an American film, television, and stage actor and film producer.

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1965 Birth Born on December 7, 1965.


1990 24 Years Old Wright began appearing off-Broadway in New York City and Washington DC, and in 1990, he appeared in his first major film as an attorney in Presumed Innocent, which starred Harrison Ford.
1991 25 Years Old In 1991, Wright joined John Houseman's national touring repertory company The Acting Company with productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Athol Fugard's Blood Knot.
1994 28 Years Old In 1994, he was cast as Norman "Belize" Arriaga in Tony Kushner's award-winning play Angels in America. … Read More


1996 - 2000 2 More Events
2003 37 Years Old In 2003, Wright reprised his role as Norman "Belize" Arriaga in HBO's award-winning adaptation of Angels in America. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old In 2004, he appeared in Jonathan Demme's remake of The Manchurian Candidate.
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2005, Wright returned to HBO Films in Lackawanna Blues. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old In 2006, Wright was featured as Felix Leiter in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. … Read More
2007 41 Years Old In 2007, Wright starred in the alien invasion suspense thriller The Invasion.
2008 42 Years Old In 2008, he portrayed Colin Powell in W. … Read More
2010 44 Years Old In 2010, Wright played Jacques Cornet in the world premiere run of A Free Man of Color at the Vivian Beaumont Theater of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City.
2011 45 Years Old Wright has been a longtime activist working to end resource-related conflicts. In 2011, Wright established Taia Lion Resources, a mineral exploration company focused on ethical and sustainable mining in Sierra Leone.
2012 46 Years Old In August 2012, Wright's conflict-free mining philosophy was highlighted in a video by the Enough Project.
2013 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Wright plays Beetee in The Hunger Games film series, starting with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, released in November 2013.
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