Who is Letitia Wright?
Letitia Michelle Wright is a well-known Gyanese-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. In 2015, she had her breakthrough with her role in the film Urban Hymn. For which the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) named her among the 2015 group of BAFTA Breakthrough Brits.
She went on to gain global recognition in 2018 because of her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther. Because of the film, she won an NAACP Image Award. She then went on to reprise the role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). In 2019, she received the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Also, in 2020, she appeared in the anthology series Small Axe, which earned her a Satelite Award nomination.
How Old Is Letitia Wright?
She is 29 years old as of December 2022, having been born on October 31, 1993, in Georgetown, Guyana. Wright shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; ItsFunneh, Willow Smith, Marcus Rashford, Princesa Leonor, and many more.
Letitia Wright Family
Who are Letitia Wright’s Parents?
News regarding her parents’ names is not mentioned on the internet. In case there is news regarding this matter we will update it here as soon as possible.
Does Letitia Wright have Siblings?
She has one brother by the name of Ivan Bombokka.
Letitia Wright Education
She received her high school education at Duke’s Aldridge Academy. At the age of 16, she attended the Identity School of Acting.
Letitia Wright’s Marital Status
News on the internet shows that she is single as of December 2022.
Letitia Wright Kids
She does not have any kids as of December 2022. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Letitia Wright Career
She 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”. In 2011, she appeared in two episodes of the television drama series Holby City and Top Boy. The following year, she had a small role in the film My Brother the Devil for which she was recognized by Screen International as one of its 2012 Stars of Tomorrow.
Next, Michael Caton-Jones cast Wright in her first leading role in Urban Hymn (2015) which brought her to the attention of Hollywood. That same year, she appeared in the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven. In 2016, she began a recurring role as Renie on Humans. During this time, she also appeared in the play Eclipsed (written by Danai Guirira) at London’s Gate Theatre. The following year, she starred in the Black Mirror episode “Black Museum”. Her performance in the film earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
In 2018, she co-starred in the 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. Because of her performance, she won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture for her work in the film. And reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War which was released two months later. In 2018 also, she appeared as Reb in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 2011 science-fiction novel Ready Player One.
Moreover, she features as one of the cameos in Drake’s music video for “Nice for What”. Also in 2018, she was featured in a play called The Convert, which was staged at London’s Young Vic Theatre. In the films, she plays the character of a Jekesai, a young Rhodesia girl who is being forced into marriage by her uncle, but luckily is survived by Chilford. The following year, she won the BAFTA Rising Star Award. In April 2019, she 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. It was announced in November 2018, that she would be starring alongside John Boyega in a novel adaptation of Hold Back The Stars.
Next, she will appear in 2022’s Death on the Nile. Also, she was cast in Steve McQueen’s mini-series Small Axe, set in London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. In the first episode, Mangrove, which premiered on November 15, 2020, on BBC One, Wright plays British Black Panther leader Altheia Jones-LeCointe. Who along with eight other Black activists, was arrested and charged with inciting a riot after a peaceful protest in 1970. Because of her role, she earned “Best Supporting Actress” nominations, bringing “focused energy and passion” to her depiction of the real-life Jones-LeCointe, as noted by The New Yorker. It was announced in February 2020, that she 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. The film was released in September 2022. She then returned as Shuri for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which depicts Shuri becoming the new Black Panther following the death of T’Challa. The film marked her first leading role, released in November 2022, the film was made in honor of Chadwick Boseman who died in 2020 from colon cancer. However, she fractured her shoulder during the filming of a chase sequence in August 2021. And suffered a concussion following a motorcycle accident, causing production to pause while she recuperated.
Letitia Wright Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 5 inches (1.65m) and a weight of 51kg (112 lbs).
Letitia Wright’s Salary and Net Worth
Because of her role as Shuri, she will be taking home $700,000. And a net worth of $4 million.