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Letitia Wright Profile
Letitia Wright is a Guyanese-British actress. She began her career with guest roles in the television series Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, Humans, Doctor Who, and Black Mirror. For the latter, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Letitia Wright Age
Wright is 30 years old as of 2023. She was born on 31st October 1993 in, Georgetown, Guyana, South America. Additionally, she celebrates her birthday on 31st October every year.
Letitia Wright Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Letitia Wright Family
Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Her family moved to London, England, when she was seven years old and she attended Northumberland Park Community School.
Letitia Wright Education
Wright attended school in London. She then enrolled at the Identity School of Acting when she was 16 years old because she was interested in acting. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Psychology.
Letitia Wright Family
Wright’s mother was an accountant and teacher. Her father worked in agriculture and security. She has one brother, Ivan Bombokka. Her family moved to London, England, when she was eight years old
Letitia Wright Religion
She is also vocal about her Christian faith, taking part in a devotional series with the YouVersion Bible app and posting about her faith on Instagram. Wright credits her Christian faith with helping her overcome the depression, which she discovered after attending a London actors’ Bible study meeting. To focus on her recovery and her faith, she turned down film roles. She later explained she “needed to take a break from acting” and “went on a journey to discover my relationship with God, and I became a Christian.”
Letitia Wright Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
In 2018, she attained global recognition for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther. For which she won an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award. Furthermore, she reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), the latter becoming the second highest-grossing film of all time. In 2019, she received the BAFTA Rising Star Award. She also appeared in the 2020 anthology series Small Axe, which earned her a Satellite Award nomination. Wright co-starred in the 2018 film Black Panther, playing the role of Shuri, King T’Challa’s sister, and princess of Wakanda. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film also starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.
Letitia Wright Career
Wright performed in school plays, but she credits her desire to be a professional actress to seeing the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee. She found Keke Palmer’s performance inspiring, remarking that the role “resonated. It’s one of the reasons why I’m here”. Additionally, in 2011, she appeared in two episodes of the television drama series Holby City and Top Boy. Moreover, she had a small role in the 2012 film My Brother the Devil, for which she was recognized by Screen International as one of its 2012 Stars of Tomorrow. Furthermore, Michael Caton-Jones cast Wright in her first leading role in Urban Hymn (2015), which brought her to the attention of Hollywood.
The same year, she appeared in the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven, and the following year, she began a recurring role as Renie on Humans. During this time, she also appeared in the play Eclipsed (written by Danai Gurira) at London’s Gate Theatre. In 2017, Wright starred in the Black Mirror episode “Black Museum”; her performance earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Wright co-starred in the 2018 film Black Panther, playing the role of Shuri, King T’Challa’s sister, and princess of Wakanda. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film also starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.
Letitia Wright Avengers: Infinity War
Wright won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for her work in the film. And reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War, which was released two months later. Also in 2018, Wright appeared as Reb in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 2011 science-fiction novel Ready Player One. Wright features as one of the cameos in Drake’s music video for “Nice for What”. In 2018, Wright was also featured in a play called The Convert, which was staged at London’s Young Vic Theatre. The play was the story of an English-speaking missionary in the 19th century, where the Africans were trained to speak Victorian English and engage in Christianity. This play was set in 1895 when a Black male Catholic teacher and missionary called Chilford occupies a mission house in Rhodesian Salisbury.
Letitia Wright The Convert
Wright plays the character of a Jekesai, a young Rhodesia girl who is being forced into marriage by her uncle, but luckily is saved by Chilford. In 2019, Wright won the BAFTA Rising Star Award. In April 2019, Wright appeared alongside Donald Glover and Rihanna in Guava Island, a short musical film released by Amazon Studios. Before reprising her role as Shuri in Avengers: Endgame. Additionally, in November 2018, it was announced that Wright would be starring alongside John Boyega in a novel adaptation of Hold Back The Stars. Wright will appear in 2022’s Death on the Nile. She was also cast in Steve McQueen’s mini-series Small Axe, set in London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s.
The first episode, Mangrove, which premiered on BBC One on 15 November 2020. Wright plays British Black Panther leader Altheia Jones-LeConte. Who, along with eight other Black activists, was arrested and charged with inciting a riot after a peaceful protest in 1970. Additionally, Wright earned “Best Supporting Actress” nominations for this role, bringing “focussed energy and passion” to her depiction of the real-life Jones-LeConte, as noted by The New Yorker. Moreover, in February 2020, it was announced that Wright had accepted to play twin sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons in the film The Silent Twins. Based on the 1986 book of the same name by Marjorie Wallace, with shooting beginning in April. Furthermore, the film was released in September 2022
Letitia Wright Movies and TV Shows
- My Brother the Devil Aisha
- Urban Hymn Jamie Harrison
- The Commuter Jules Skateboarder
- Black Panther Shuri
- Ready Player One Reb
- Avengers: Infinity War Shuri
- Guava Island Yara Love
- Avengers: Endgame Shuri
- Sing 2 Nooshy (voice)
- Death on the Nile Rosalie Otterbourne
- The Silent Twins June Gibbons
- Aisha Aisha Osagie
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Shuri
- Surrounded Moses Washington
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Letitia Wright Net Worth
Wright has an estimated annual salary of $ 10 million to $ 15 million earned from his career as an Actress.
Letitia Wright struggles with depression
Wright has opened up about her struggles with depression. She told Vanity Fair in 2018 that when she first experienced depression at the age of 20. She “was in the dark going through so many bad things”. Wright credits her Christian faith with helping her overcome the depression, which she discovered after attending a London actors’ Bible study meeting. To focus on her recovery and her faith, she turned down film roles. She later explained she “needed to take a break from acting” and “went on a journey to discover my relationship with God, and I became a Christian.”
Letitia Wright Social Media Platforms
Wright is very active on her Instagram. She has 1.9 Million followers on Instagram.