If you have watched HBO miniseries Angels in America, then you must be familiar with the role of Belize played by Jeffrey Wright. Not only that, he played the role of Beetee in the Popular series The Hunger Games.
Currently 53, Jeffrey has portrayed his acting skills in James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and No time to die. To know more about him stay tuned,
Life before Fame
Jeffrey Wright was born on December 7, 1965, in Washington, D.C., to a mother, a customs lawyer. He attended St Albans School and later completed his bachelors’ degree in political science from Amherst College. Jeffrey has planned to study further but started to grow passion in the field of acting. Nevertheless, he attended Newyork university to study law but dropped out to become an actor.
However, during his time at Newyork, Jeffrey joined an acting school to learn acting. Later he joined Off-Broadway theatre, a professional venue based in Manhattan. Luckily after doing lots of theatrics acts, he got his first major film as an attorney in Presumed Innocent, which starred Harrison Ford. At that time, his role was of merely a minute. Despite this, he continued chasing for films and eventually started getting a role in other movies.
Jeffrey’s current relationship status is single. For now, he is engaged for the new project HBO series West world as the role of Bernard Lowe.
However, at one time, Jeffrey was married to British actress Carmen Ejogo. The couple tied the knot in August 2000 in a private ceremony among the close ones, including his mother. The then couple also starred together in a movie Boycott. They used to live together in Brooklyn Newyork.
After several ups and downs, they decided to part their ways with mutual consent. Their divorce was finalized in 2014. Despite their separation, they support and admire each other. Recently, Jeffrey can be seen hugging Carmen followed by caption ”different path, but we gave birth to two beautiful children” which proves they don’t hate each other and respect each other decisions.
Jeffrey Wright shares two beautiful children with his ex-partner Carmen Ejogo. He is the father of a son Elijah Wright and a daughter Juno wright (April 21, 2005). Elijah is currently 17 and pursuing his studies, whereas Juno is following her father’s footsteps in the field of acting. She also loves to sing as well.
Also, the couple shares mutual custody of their children. Jeffrey and Carmen are often seen spending time together with their children. Meanwhile, his daughter Juno is close to her dad and is seen attending awards ceremony alongside other celebrities.
Jeffrey is considered one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. Wright portrayed his acting skills in most notable movies like Shaft (2000), Boycott (2001) Angels In America (2003) Syrian (2005), and many more.
His recent works include The Laundromat, The Goldfinch, The Public, Game Night, OG. He has also appeared in films like No time to die, Honest thief, The French Dispatch, All day and night, which are under post-production.
Net Worth- $8 Million
Jeffrey has a total net worth of $8 million from his career as movies and television actor. At present, he is working with HBO series West world, where he earns $250,000 per episode. Almost all of his films have done well in the industry, which helped him to earn him a big chunk of money.
Some of his movies with bit’s budget and box office collection are:
Box Office Collection -Budget
Quantum of Solace
$586 million-$110 million
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko
$34.5 million-$18 million
Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Barry Pepper
The Hunger Games
$865 million-$125 million
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland
$147.3 million-28 million
Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga
29.5 million-$20 million
Josh Brolin, Jennifer Sipes
Due to his professionalism and acting skills, there is no doubt his earning will rise in the future. Currently, he is engaged with his upcoming projects. Exploring his social media profile, i.e. Instagram, we can say that Jeffrey is living a lavish lifestyle.