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Born and raised in Washington DC, Wright graduated from Amherst College in 1987. Although he studied Political Science while at Amherst, Wright left the school with a love for acting. Shortly after graduating he won an acting scholarship to NYU, but dropped out after only two months to pursue acting full-time. With roles in 1990's Presumed ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shaft Peoples Hernandez
(2000)
Broken Flowers Winston
(2005)
(2004)

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  Green Eggs and Ham (TV Series) (filming)
McWinkle
- Episode #1.1 ... McWinkle (voice)
 2020 Bond 25 (filming)
Felix Leiter
 2020 The French Dispatch (post-production)
Roebuck Wright
 2019 The Goldfinch (completed)
Hobie
 2016-2020 Westworld (TV Series)
Bernard Lowe
- Episode #3.2 (2020) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #3.10 (2020) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #3.1 (2020) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #3.9 (2020) ... Bernard Lowe
- Episode #3.8 (2020) ... Bernard Lowe
 2019 On Set with Bond 25: Jamaica (Video short)
Felix Leiter
 2018 Hold the Dark
Russell Core
 2018 O.G.
Louis
 2018 Friday's Child
Detective Portnoy
 2018/I Game Night
FBI Agent Henderson (uncredited)
 2018 The Public
Anderson
 2018 All Rise
Mr. Harmon
 2017 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series)
Purple 'ITIS' Voice
- #NolasChoice (3 DA HARD WAY) (2017) ... Purple 'ITIS' Voice (voice)
 2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Cuddlywhiskers / Father
- That's Too Much, Man! (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers / Father (voice)
- BoJack Kills (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers (voice)
- The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) ... Cuddlywhiskers (voice)
 2016 Confirmation (TV Movie)
Charles Ogletree
 2016 The Venture Bros. (TV Series)
Think Tank / Dr. Nidaba
- Tanks for Nuthin' (2016) ... Think Tank / Dr. Nidaba (voice)
 2015 The Good Dinosaur
Poppa (voice)
 2013-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Valentin Narcisse
- Eldorado (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
- Devil You Know (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse
- King of Norway (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
- Cuanto (2014) ... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
 2013 Only Lovers Left Alive
Dr. Watson
 2013 A Single Shot
Simon
 2013 Broken City
Carl Fairbanks
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Grizzly Judge (English version, voice)
 2012 House (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Cofield
- Nobody's Fault (2012) ... Dr. Walter Cofield
 2011 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
William Black
 2011 The Ides of March
Senator Thompson
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2011 Source Code
Dr. Rutledge
 2008 Cadillac Records
Muddy Waters
 2008 Quantum of Solace
Felix Leiter
 2008/I W.
Colin Powell
 2007/III Blackout
Nelson
 2007/I The Invasion
Dr. Stephen Galeano
 2007 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- New Orleans (2007) ... Narrator
 2007 Chicago 10 (Documentary)
Bobby Seale (voice)
 2006 Casino Royale
Felix Leiter
 2006 Lady in the Water
Mr. Dury
 2005 Syriana
Bennett Holiday
 2005 Broken Flowers
Winston
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Mr. Paul
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Al Melvin
 2004 Sin's Kitchen
Rex
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Lies / Belize / Homeless man / ...
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
- Perestroika (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies / Homeless man / ...
- Millennium Approaches: The Messenger (2003) ... Belize / Mr. Lies
 2002 Eye See You
Jaworski
 2001 Ali
Howard Bingham
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 2000 Shaft
Peoples Hernandez
 2000 Cement
Ninny
 2000 Hamlet
Gravedigger
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Daniel Holt
 1998 Blossoms and Veils (Short)
Ben
 1998 The Giraffe
Win
 1998 Celebrity
Greg - Off-Off Broadway Director
 1998 Too Tired to Die
Balzac Man
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Hal Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 3 (1997) ... Hal Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 2 (1997) ... Hal Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 1 (1997) ... Hal Wilson
 1997 Critical Care
Bed Two
 1996 Basquiat
Jean Michel Basquiat
 1996 Faithful
Young Man at Rolls
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Andre Foreman
- Garbage (1994) ... Andre Foreman
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Sidney Bechet / Sidney Bichet
- Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920 (1993) ... Sidney Bechet
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini-Series)
William Coleman
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Prosecuting Attorney
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Other Works:

: Plays Cody in "This Is How It Goes" play by Neil LaBute (Public Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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One of the people who made a huge impression on me early in my career and who was also kind of a master to my apprentice was a woman named Lilia Skala. She said to me "You know, Jeffrey, you're good, but you must work hard. Success will not drop out of the sky like a ripe apple. You must work!" One of the best pieces of advice anybody ever gave to me. See more »

Trivia:

In 2006, he became the first African American to play Felix Leiter in an official James Bond film (Casino Royale (2006). Bernie Casey played Leiter in the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays intelligent characters See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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