Letitia Wright Biography
Letitia Wright is a Guyanese-British actress known for her role as Shuri in the 2018 American superhero film, Black Panther. She began her acting career in 2011.
Letitia Wright Age
Wright was born on October 31, 1993 in Georgetown, Guyana. She is 29 years old as of 2022.
Letitia Wright Height
Wright stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Letitia Wright Family
Wright has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. Further, she has a brother named Ivan Bombokka. Her family migrated to London, England, when she was seven years old. While attending Northumberland Park Community School, her brother relocated to Europe.
Letitia Wright Husband
Wright is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Wright being in any past relationship with anyone.
Letitia Wright Net Worth
Wright has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an actress.
Letitia Wright Education
When Wright completed her high school education at Northumberland Park Community School. she went on to join the Identity School of Acting at the age of 16.
Letitia Wright Career
Wright realized her dream of being an actress after watching the 2006 film, Akeelah and the Bee. Also, she discovered Keke Palmer’s performance exhilarating, remarking that the role “resonated. It’s one of the reasons why I’m here.” In 2011, she made an appearance in two episodes of the TV drama series, Holby City and Top Boy. Further, she had a small role in the 2012 film, My Brother the Devil. Screen International acknowledged her as one of its 2012 Stars of Tomorrow following her role in the film.
Michael Caton-Jones cast her in her initial leading role in Urban Hymn (2015). The role brought her to the attention of Hollywood. In 2015, she appeared in the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven. The following year, she started a recurring role as Renie on Humans. At London’s Gate Theatre, she starred in the play Eclipsed (written by Danai Gurira. In 2017, she starred in the Black Mirror episode “Black Museum.” Her performance 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 as King T’Challa‘s sister and princess of Wakanda, Shuri. Moreover, she attained the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in Motion Picture for her work in the film. Further, she recurred her role as Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War. Also, she made an appearance in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 2011 science-fiction novel, Ready Player One as Reb. In Drake’s music video, “Nice for What,” she features as one of the cameos.
At London’s Young Vic Theatre, she starred in a play, The Convert. Wright plays the role of a young Rhodesia girl who’s forced into marriage by her uncle but later saved by Chilford, Jekesai. Chilford serves as a Black male Catholic teacher and missionary who resides in a mission house in Rhodesian Salisbury. In 2019, she attained the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Further, she starred alongside Donald Glover and Rihanna in Guava Island, a short musical film issued by Amazon Studio in April 2019. Additionally, she recurred her character, Shuri in Avengers: Endgame.
In November 2018, she starred star alongside John Boyega in a novel adaptation of Hold Back The Stars. Further, she made an appearance in 2022’s Death on the Nile. Also, she served as cast in Steve McQueen’s mini-series, Small Axe. The film is set in London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. In Small Axe‘s initial episode, Mangrove, Wright serves as British Black Panther leader, Altheia Jones-LeCointe. The police apprehended Altheia alongside eight other Black activists and charged them with rousing a riot following a peaceful protest in 1970.
For her performance, she attained “Best Supporting Actress” nominations. In February 2020, she served in the role of twin sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons in the film, The Silent Twins. Further, she reprised her role as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. After encountering depression at the age of 20, Wright gives credits to her Christian faith for assisting her to overcome the depression.
Letitia Wright-Black Panther
Black Panther serves as a 2018 American superhero film that stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Wright. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 29, 2018, and released on February 16 in the United States. Further, it shadows the king of the African nation of Wakanda who gains superhuman strength by ingesting the heart-shaped herb, T’Challa / Black Panther(Chadwick Boseman). T’Challa ascends the throne after the demise of his father T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War (2016).
In the film, Wright plays the role of T’Challa’s 16-year-old sister who generates new technology for the country, Shuri. Further, the film attained a sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, made in the honor of the actor, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman passed away in 2020 as a result of colon cancer. In its sequel, Shuri(Wright) serves as the new Black Panther after the death of her brother and king, T’Challa. This served as her initial leading role. The film released in November 2022.
Letitia Wright Other TV Shows and Films
During her career, Wright has starred in a number of films and TV Shows such as
- The Commuter(2018)
- Sing 2(2021)
- Chasing Shadows(2014)
- I Am…(2021)
- Coming Up(2013)
- Top Boy(2011)
Letitia Wright Injury
During the filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, made in the honor of the actor, Chadwick Boseman, Wright sustained an injury. The injury happened during a chase sequence in August 2021 where she attained a shoulder fracture. Also, she suffered a concussion after a motorcycle accident. This led to the pausing of production while she recuperated.
Is Letitia Wright Transphobic?
In late 2020, Wright shared a video of a pastor who promoted anti-vaccination views and transphobic comments on her Twitter account. “If you don’t conform to popular opinions but ask questions and think for yourself … you get canceled,” She tweeted. Ultimately, she deleted Twitter and apologized after receiving backlash. “my intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies … nothing else.” She clarified and then deleted her account.
After the video was brought up in an interview, she voiced that she apologized and wanted to move on from that as it doesn’t describe her.“I feel it’s something I experienced two years ago and I have in a healthy way moved on. And in a healthy way, I’ve apologized and deleted my Twitter. I just apologized for any hurt that was caused to anybody. I was saying this is not me, and I apologize.”She voiced.
Letitia Wright Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 2.8M followers on Instagram.