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Jeffrey Wright is a Actor and Producer American born on 7 december 1965 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright
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Nationality USA
Birth 7 december 1965 (53 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Jeffrey Wright (born December 7, 1965) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for such roles as Belize in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, Muddy Waters in Cadillac Records, Jean-Michel Basquiat in Basquiat, Felix Leiter in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Valentin Narcisse in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and Beetee in three out of the four The Hunger Games films.

Biography

Wright married actress Carmen Ejogo in August 2000. They have a son named Elijah and a daughter named Juno and lived in Brooklyn, New York. They have since divorced. In 2004, Wright received an honorary degree from his alma mater, Amherst College.

Wright has been a longtime activist working to end resource-related conflicts. In 2011, Wright established Taia Lion Resources, a mineral exploration company focused on ethical and sustainable mining in Sierra Leone. In August 2012, Wright's conflict-free mining philosophy was highlighted in a video by the Enough Project.

Best films

Casino Royale (2006)
(Actor)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
(Actor)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
(Actor)
Source Code (2011)
(Actor)
Shaft (2000)
(Actor)
Syriana (2005)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Jeffrey Wright (44 films)

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Actor

Game Night
Game Night (2018)
, 1h40
Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris
Roles Agent Ron Henderson (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.449963.449963.449963.449963.44996
Trois couples d'amis se réunissent régulièrement pour jouer à des jeux de société dans la maison d'un couple dont le voisin tente avec insistance de se faire inviter. Un jour, le mari reçoit la visite de son frère qui a financièrement réussi dans la vie. Le frère les invite à une soirée de jeux qu'il n'oublieront pas. Arrivés sur les lieux, ils apprennent que le gagnant de la soirée sera l'heureux propriétaire d'une voiture sport des années 1960. Quelques instants plus tard, un agent du FBI entre dans la maison, leur explique que des kidnappeurs sévissent dans le quartier et qu'ils n'ont que quelques heures pour libérer une femme (ou un homme) grâce aux indices se trouvant dans un dossier qu'il leur remet.
The Good Dinosaur, 1h34
Directed by Peter Sohn, Bob Peterson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Lucas Neff, John Ratzenberger, John Lithgow, Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand
Roles Poppa (voice)
Rating66% 3.349953.349953.349953.349953.34995
In an alternate timeline in which Earth was never hit by an asteroid and dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth Mountains, he befriends a human caveboy that he names Spot.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, 2h17
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Gwendoline Christie, Robert Knepper
Roles Beetee
Rating65% 3.254493.254493.254493.254493.25449
With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida, (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Although rebels - including fellow victors, Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright)- now control most of Panem, the girl on fire must still overcome one last challenge to win President Snow's "game" - to conquer the Capitol at the risk of losing her friends and loved ones. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future of Panem.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, 2h3
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Woody Harrelson, Robert Knepper
Roles Beetee
Rating66% 3.3026653.3026653.3026653.3026653.302665
After being rescued from the destroyed arena in the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen, along with fellow Victors Beetee and Finnick Odair, are taken to District 13, an independent district isolated from the rest of Panem that has been spearheading the rebellion, where she is reunited with her mother and sister Prim. While recuperating, she is introduced to President Alma Coin, the rebel leader, and is told that her actions in the arena sparked riots and strikes against the Capitol. Coin asks her if she will become the "Mockingjay"—the symbol of the rebellion—as part of their "hearts and minds" strategy. Katniss flatly declines, angrily reminding her that they left Peeta Mellark, her portrayed lover and fellow District 12 tribute, behind in the arena. At the suggestion of Plutarch Heavensbee, the former Gamemaker, she is taken to see the ruins of District 12, which was completely leveled by a Capitol bombing campaign (with the exception of the houses in the Victor's Village). After seeing that Peeta is being used by Capitol state television to quell the rebellion, Katniss reluctantly changes her mind and agrees to become Coin's Mockingjay, on the condition that Peeta and the other victors will be rescued and pardoned at the earliest opportunity, and that her sister, Prim, will be allowed to keep her cat.
Only Lovers Left Alive, 2h3
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright
Roles Dr. Watson
Rating73% 3.6505453.6505453.6505453.6505453.650545
Married for centuries and now living half a world apart, two vampires wake as the sun goes down. Adam sits holding a lute, in his cluttered Detroit Victorian, as Eve wakes up in her bedroom in Tangier, surrounded by books. Rather than feeding on humans, they are, like addicts, dependent on local suppliers of the "good stuff", fearing contamination from blood poisoned by the degradation of the environment. Adam visits a local blood bank in the dead of night, masquerading as "Dr. Faust", paying "Dr. Watson" for his coveted O negative, while Eve relies on their old friend Christopher Marlowe, who faked his death in 1593 and now lives under the protection of a local man.
A Single Shot, 1h50
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Ted Levine, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Reilly
Roles Simon
Rating58% 2.9004152.9004152.9004152.9004152.900415
Recently separated from his family, John Moon copes with poverty in West Virginia by hunting. While stalking a deer, he accidentally shoots a young woman. He then finds a box containing $100,000 in the abandoned van where she was hiding. During the following days, John receives anonymous threats from people who know that he has the money.
Broken City, 1h49
Directed by Albert et Allen Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Natalie Martinez
Roles Carl Fairbanks
Rating61% 3.098273.098273.098273.098273.09827
NYPD detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is arrested for the murder of Mikey Tavarez, who was believed to have raped and murdered sixteen-year-old Yesenia Barea but "walked" on a technicality. Chief Carl Fairbanks (Jeffrey Wright), goes to Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) with a witness and evidence. Hostetler buries the evidence, and a judge clears Taggart as having shot Tavarez in self-defense. The mayor calls Taggart to his office for a private meeting and calls him "a hero," but still forces him to leave the police.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2h26
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alan Ritchson, Elizabeth Banks
Roles Beetee
Rating74% 3.748993.748993.748993.748993.74899
After winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. President Snow visits Katniss at her home. The two make an agreement to not lie to one another, and Snow explains that her actions in the Games have inspired rebellions across the districts. He orders her to use the upcoming victory tour to convince him that her actions were out of genuine love for Peeta, not defiance against the Capitol.
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, 2h
Directed by George Tillman Jr., George Tillman, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Buddy films, Films about child abuse
Actors Anthony Mackie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Skylan Brooks, Jennifer Hudson, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks
Roles Henry
Rating74% 3.748063.748063.748063.748063.74806
During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. Plus he and Pete have to figure out how to do all of this without money
Ernest & Celestine, 1h20
Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about racism, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lambert Wilson, Patrice Melennec, Forest Whitaker, Brigitte Virtudes, Mackenzie Foy, Dominique Collignon-Maurin
Roles Grizzly Judge (voice)
Rating78% 3.948253.948253.948253.948253.94825
Celestine is a young mouse who lives in the underground world of rodents. At the orphanage where she lives, the caretaker known as the Gray One tells scary stories about the evil nature of the bears that live in the outside world, though Celestine doubts they are entirely true. She loves to draw but must soon study dentistry, since that's what all rodents do, and to prepare, she must travel above ground to collect bear cubs' lost teeth from underneath pillows. On one such occasion, the cub's family catches Celestine in the act and chase her into a trash can where she is trapped and spends the night. The next morning, a destitute and starving bear named Ernest discovers Celestine and attempts to eat her. Celestine convinces him to let her go by helping him break into the basement of a candy shop, where he can eat his fill. He is soon caught by the store's owner, however, and arrested. Celestine, who is behind on her quota of collected teeth, agrees to free him from the police wagon if he will help her break into and rob the teeth from the office of the store owner's wife, who happens to be a dentist.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 2h9
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Dans un avion, Films about autism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman
Roles William Black
Rating69% 3.4506053.4506053.4506053.4506053.450605
Nine-year-old Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) is the son of German American Thomas Schell (Tom Hanks). Thomas would often send Oskar on missions to do something involving one of his riddles. The last riddle he ever gives Oskar is proof that New York City once possessed a Sixth Borough. In a flashback, Thomas and Oskar play a scavenger hunt to find objects throughout New York City. The game requires communication with other people and is not easy for the socially awkward Oskar who is told "If things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding".
The Ides of March, 1h40
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Politic
Themes Politique, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei
Roles Senator Thompson
Rating70% 3.548573.548573.548573.548573.54857
Stephen Meyers is the junior campaign manager for Mike Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania and a Democratic presidential candidate, competing against Arkansas Senator Ted Pullman in the Democratic primary. Both campaigns are attempting to secure the endorsement of North Carolina Democratic Senator Franklin Thompson, who controls 356 convention delegates, enough to clinch the nomination for either candidate. After a debate at Miami University, Meyers is asked by Pullman's campaign manager, Tom Duffy, to meet in secret. Meyers calls his boss, senior campaign manager Paul Zara, who doesn't answer. Meyers decides to meet Duffy, who offers Meyers a position in Pullman's campaign, an offer Meyers refuses. Zara calls Meyers back and asks what was important, but Meyers says it was nothing to worry about. Meanwhile, Meyers starts a sexual relationship with Molly Stearns, an attractive intern for Morris's campaign and daughter of Jack Stearns, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Source Code, 1h33
Directed by Duncan Jones
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Time travel films, Rail transport films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Temporal paradox
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters, Michael Arden
Roles Dr. Rutledge
Rating74% 3.7484153.7484153.7484153.7484153.748415
U.S. Army pilot Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), last aware of being on a mission in Afghanistan, wakes up on a commuter train to Chicago, at 7:40 am. To the world around him – including his traveling partner Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan) and the bathroom mirror – he appears to be Sean Fentress, a school teacher. As he comes to grips with this revelation, the train explodes, killing everyone aboard.