Jeffrey Wright Biography (1965?-)

Born December 6, 1965 (some sources cite 1966), in Washington, DC; mother, acustoms lawyer; married Carmen Ejogo (an actress), August, 2000; children: Elijah. Addresses: Agent: Jim Darmody, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
December 6, 1965?
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • All's Well That Ends Well, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington,DC, 1989
  • Les Blancs, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1989
  • Juno and the Paycock, Arena Stage, c. 1990
  • Hastings, She Stoops to Conquer, Arena Stage, 1990-91
  • Search and Destroy, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1990-91
  • Gentleman, Othello, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre,Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Mr. Lies and Belize, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches; A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (performed with Angels in America: Perestroika), New York Shakespeare Festival, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City,c. 1993-94
  • Mr. Lies and Belize, Angels in America: Perestroika (performed with Angels in America: Millennium Approaches; A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), New York Shakespeare Festival, Walter Kerr Theatre, c. 1993-94
  • "Da Voice" (the narrator), Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, then Ambassador Theatre, both New York City, 1996
  • The fool, King Lear, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 2000
  • Lincoln, Topdog/Underdog, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, 2001, then Ambassador Theatre, 2002, later Royal Court Theatre, London, 2003
  • Celebrity Charades: The Rematch at the Roxy (benefit), LAByrinth Theatre Company, The Roxy, New York City, 2004
  • Cody, This Is How It Goes, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, 2005
  • Appeared in Daylight in Exile and Playboy of the West Indies, both Yale Repertory Theatre. Appeared in productions at Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, MD, 1989; also appeared in productions of the Acting Company and the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA.
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • William Coleman, Separate but Equal, ABC, 1991
  • Norman "Belize" Arriaga, Mr. Lies, and the Angel Antarctica, Angels inAmerica, HBO, 2003
  • Voice, Broadway: The American Musical (documentary), PBS and BBC Four, 2004
  • Movies
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boycott, HBO, 2001
  • Small Paul, Lackawanna Blues, HBO, 2005
  • 1001 Nights (also known as Scheherazade), HBO, 2006
  • Specials
  • In the Wings: Angels in America on Broadway, PBS, 1993
  • The Making of "Ali," 2001
  • Stage on Screen: The Topdog Diaries, 2002
  • Narrator, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (documentary), PBS, 2005
  • The True Story of Hannibal, History Channel, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • Sidney Bechet, "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues, Chicago, April, 1920," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993
  • Sidney Bechet, "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues, Chicago, May, 1920," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993
  • Sidney Bechet, "Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920, New York, June, 1920," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993
  • Sidney Bechet, "Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920, New York, July, 1920," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, ABC, 1993
  • Andre Foreman, "Garbage," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1994
  • Hal Wilson, "Blood Ties: Parts 1-3," Homicide: Life on the Street(also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1997
  • Himself, "Ali," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001
  • Narrator of "Sam Cooke," an episode of Legends (also known as VH1 Legends), VH1.
  • Film Appearances
  • Prosecuting attorney, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Derek, Jumpin' at the Boneyard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (title role), Basquiat (also known as Build a Fort, Set It on Fire), Miramax, 1996
  • Young man at Rolls, Faithful, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Ben, Blossoms and Veils, 1997
  • Raphael, Critical Care, LIVE Entertainment, 1997
  • Balzac man, Too Tired to Die (also known as New York Daydream), Phaedra Cinema, 1998
  • Off-off Broadway director, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998
  • Win, Meschugge (also known as The Giraffe and Die Giraffe), Bavaria Film International, 1998
  • Daniel Holt, Ride with the Devil, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Nin, Cement, Keystone Film Partners XIX/Cargo Films, 1999
  • Chris, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (also known as Crime and Punishment in High School), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2000
  • Gravedigger, Hamlet, Miramax, 2000
  • Peoples Hernandez, Shaft (also known as Shaft Returns and Shaft--Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000
  • Howard Bingham, Ali, Columbia, 2001
  • Jaworski, D-Tox (also known as Detox, Eye See You, and Im Auge der Angst), Universal, 2002
  • Al Melvin, The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 2004
  • Narrator, With All Deliberate Speed (documentary), Camera Planet/Discovery Docs, 2004
  • Rex, Sin's Kitchen, Cargo Films, 2004
  • Voice, Keeping Time: The Life, Music, & Photography of Milt Hinton (documentary), 2004
  • Bennett Holiday, Syriana (also known as See No Evil), Warner Bros., 2005
  • Dan Hughes, Fellowship, Anam Films/Powerstone Entertainment, 2005
  • Winston, Broken Flowers (also known as Untitled Jim Jarmusch Project), Focus Features, 2005
  • Expats, Porter Productions, 2005
  • Lord of War, Lions Gate Films, 2005
  • The Lady in the Water, Warner Bros., 2006
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Fellowship, Anam Films/Powerstone Entertainment, 2005

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Current Biography, May, 2002, pp. 81-82
    • Entertainment Weekly, August 16, 1996, p. 37
    • Essence, November, 2000, p. 68
    • Interview, November, 1999, p. 74; July, 2000, p. 69
    • Maclean's, June 26, 2000, p. 50
    • NME, April 5, 1997, p. 26
    • Premiere, December, 2001, p. 102
    • Time, June 26, 2000, p. 70

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