Jeffrey Wright is a multiple award-winning actor with many successful films to his credit. Despite not being frequent household names, he falls under the list of versatile but underrated stars of his time. Some of his acting credits include film series No Time To Die, The Batman, and The French Dispatch.
Jeffery Wright Married to Carmen Ejogo
Jeffrey Wright is not dating anyone at present. He and Carmen have parted ways six years back, however, they maintain a good bond for the sake of their kids. In fact, she helps Jeffrey in raising funds and donations.
Wright was previously married to girlfriend Carmen Ejogo on 18 October 2001 in Atlanta. Hooking up in Atlanta, they sparked romance for a while and traveled around a bit before the wedding; either of the pair was nomadic that way.
Ejogo is an English actress and singer. Jeffrey met Carmen while making the HBO film Boycott. As per Jeffrey Wright, it's the date after Away We Go achieved its UK premiere when they met.
While settling down in Brooklyn, Jeffrey welcomed two adorable children Elijah Wright and Juno Wright with Carmen Ejogo. The lovebirds welcomed their first child in 2002 and a second child in 2006.
The Westworld actor announced his separation with Carmen Ejogo in 2014 after fourteen years of marriage. Followed by the split, the couple moved on in their lives. Ejogo resides in Brooklyn, New York City. It was the first to Jeffrey but second to Carmen; she tied a knot with Trip-hop artist Tricky on 9 August 1998 and divorced him a year later.
Jeffrey Wright Net Worth
Wright has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2020 according to Celebrity Net Worth. The 54-year old made appearance in TV shows like Boardwalk Empire, BoJack Horseman, and the notorious HBO comedy Westworld. In addition to that, he received a salary of $250,000 per episode in Westworld.
Jeffrey's highest-grossing movies include The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 with $766 million, Casino Royale with $594 million in worldwide box office collection. The Washington D.C. born actor appeared in movies such as Quantum of Solace, Shaft, Syriana, Hamlet, Source Code, No Time to Die, The Hunger Games, etc. Jeffrey stars in No Time To Die alongside Lashana Lynch and Lourdes Faberes.
Jeffrey made his debut as a film producer creating the 2007 film Blackout. In the following year, he produced the documentary We are Not Done Yet. Other than that, he gave voice to some soundtracks. He sang songs including Forty Days and Forty Nights, I Can't Be Satisfied, and Country Blues.
Jeffrey Wright Quick Facts
- Jeffrey Wright lost his father at age one so he was raised by a single mother who was a lawyer.
- Jeffrey Wright has a deep, smooth voice.
- Wright often plays intelligent characters.
- Jeffrey studied political science at Amherst College, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1987.
- Jeffrey went to New York University on a theatre scholarship but dropped out after two months to work full time.
- Jeffrey is good friends with Adrian Pasdar.
- Jeffrey Wright is the first African-American to play Felix Leiter in an official James Bond film Casino Royale in 2006.