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Jeffrey Wright Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Jeffrey Wright Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth December 7, 1965
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Jeffrey Wright is an American actor who is best known for his work in films such as Basquiat (1996), Ali (2001), Syriana (2005), Casino Royale (2006), Cadillac Records (2008), The Ides of March (2011), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), and O.G. (2018). He is also well recognized for portraying characters such as Sidney Bechet in the adventure fantasy TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993), Norman ‘Belize’ Arriaga / Mr. Lies / Homeless Man / The Angel Europa in the TV miniseries Angels in America (2003), Valentin Narcisse in the period crime drama TV series Boardwalk Empire (2013–2014), and Bernard Lowe / Arnold Weber in the science-fiction Western and dystopian TV series Westworld (2016-Present).

Born Name

Jeffrey Wright

Nick Name


Jeffrey Wright in an Instagram selfie from January 2017
Jeffrey Wright in an Instagram selfie from January 2017 (Jeffrey Wright / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Washington, D.C., United States


Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States





Jeffrey had graduated from the St. Albans School, an independent college preparatory, boys’ school in Washington, D.C. He had then joined Amherst College, a private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, from where he had earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, in 1987.

Jeffrey had later joined the Master of Fine Arts acting program at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He had, however, dropped out after just 2 months there to act in a play that kick-started his professional acting career.



Jeffrey Wright in an Instagram selfie from November 2016
Jeffrey Wright in an Instagram selfie from November 2016 (Jeffrey Wright / Instagram)


  • Father – James Charles Wright, Jr. (d. 1966)
  • Mother – Barbara Evon Wright (née Whiting) (Customs Lawyer)
  • Others – Brian Wright (Cousin), James Charles Wright, Sr. (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Lois Potts (Paternal Grandmother), William Henry ‘Boo White’ Whiting (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Ellen ‘Mamie’ Banks (Maternal Grandmother), Elizabeth Ejogo (née Douglas) (Ex-Mother-in-Law) (Tour Guide), Charles Ejogo (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Entrepreneur) (Deceased), Charles Ejogo, Jr. (Brother-in-Law) (Entrepreneur)




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jeffrey has dated –

  1. Carmen Ejogo (2000–2014) – Jeffrey had married English actress and singer Carmen Ejogo in August 2000 after having first met her during the shooting of the biographical drama TV film Boycott (2001). They have 2 children together – a son named Elijah Wright and a daughter named Juno Wright. The couple got divorced, amicably, in 2014.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of African-American descent.

Jeffrey Wright as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2017
Jeffrey Wright as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2017 (Jeffrey Wright / Instagram)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Close-cropped, receding hairline
  • Sports a thick beard

Brand Endorsements

He had been featured in a TV commercial for Dell Technologies (March 2017).

Jeffrey Wright as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2017
Jeffrey Wright as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2017 (Jeffrey Wright / Instagram)

Jeffrey Wright Favorite Things

  • Food Indulgence – Charred, buttery, pink-in-the-middle steak
  • Subject in College – Constitutional Law
  • Book1984 by George Orwell
  • Movie – Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Vacation Places – Hawaii (U.S.), Paris (France)

SourceUs Magazine

Jeffrey Wright Facts

  1. He had planned to attend a law school after he had graduated from Amherst College but had changed his mind at the eleventh hour, switching his focus towards a career in acting.
  2. For portraying the character of Norman ‘Belize’ Arriaga in the TV miniseries Angels in America (2003), he had won the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards and the ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor’ award at the 2004 Primetime Emmy Awards.
  3. Exactly a decade ago, in 1994, he had won a prestigious Tony Award in the ‘Best Featured Actor in a Play’ category for the exact same role, in the Broadway production of Angels in America. Interestingly, he was the only original cast member who was retained from the play when it was adapted into the 2003 TV miniseries.
  4. Amherst College, his alma mater, had conferred an honorary degree upon him in 2004.
  5. At 14, Jeffrey did his first job which was as a locker room attendant in a public swimming pool in Washington, D.C.
  6. In the ’90s, when he was working on Broadway, he had purchased a 27-inch color TV. That was his first splurge at that time.
  7. He wanted to do hurling when he was younger.
  8. He was starstruck after meeting Muhammad Ali and Angela Davis.
  9. If he wasn’t an actor, he would have been surfing and eating fresh fish daily.
  10. Jeffrey has watched his favorite movie Apocalypse Now (1979) 500 times.
  11. His dream role is to play a character in a Shakespeare play.
  12. Growing up, he was a huge fan of Adam West’s Batman. He would watch it daily after school.
  13. Watching political news is his least favorite TV show. However, he still watches them daily.
  14. Jeffrey is very good at making char-grilled oysters.
  15. After finishing filming The French Dispatch (2021), he took with him custom coasters from the film set to be put on the wall.
  16. Once Jeffrey denied a female fan a selfie. She then swore never to watch anything in which he was acting or appearing. At that time, Jeffrey was with his kids.
  17. As a kid, he has done a lot of skateboarding. He left only after he broke his leg.
  18. Diahann Carroll as Julia was his celebrity childhood crush.
  19. In 1985, he had his first music festival experience at Live Aid in Philly.
  20. In January 2024, Jeffrey received the “Career Achievement Award” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards.
  21. In February 2024, Jeffrey was honored with the “Distinguished Artist Award” at the 14th Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards for his work in American Fiction.
  22. During the 2024 African American Film Critics Association Awards, Jeffrey was honored with the “Acting Legend Award”.

Featured Image by Jeffrey Wright / Instagram

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