Letitia Wright Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Letitia Wright Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Letitia Michelle Wright is a Guyanese-British actress who was born on October 31, 1993. She began her career with appearances on Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, Humans, Doctor Who, and Black Mirror. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the latter. Her breakthrough came with her role in the 2015 film Urban Hymn, for which the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) named Wright one of the 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits.

In 2018, she received international acclaim for her performance as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, for which she received an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award. She played the character again in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). She received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2019. She also appeared in Steve McQueen's 2020 anthology series Small Axe, for which she was nominated for a Satellite Award.

Childhood and education

Letitia Michelle Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana on October 31, 1993. Ivan Bombokka is her only sibling. When she was eight years old, her family relocated to London, England, and she attended Northumberland Park Community School, while her brother relocated to Europe.

She received an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Letters from the University of Guyana during an Extraordinary Convocation Ceremony on February 1, 2023.


Wright has appeared in school plays, but she attributes her desire to become a professional actress to seeing the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee. She found Keke Palmer's performance to be inspiring, remarking that the role was perfect for her "resonated. It is one of the reasons I am here ". She enrolled in the Identity School of Acting when she was 16 years old.

In 2011, she had a recurring role in Top Boy and appeared in two episodes of Holby City. She played a minor role in the 2012 film My Brother the Devil, for which she was named one of Screen International's 2012 Stars of Tomorrow. Michael Caton-Jones cast Wright in her first leading role in Urban Hymn (2015), bringing her to Hollywood's attention. She appeared in the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven the same year, and the following year, she began a recurring role as Renie on Humans. During this time, she also appeared in the play Eclipsed (written by Danai Gurira) at London's Gate Theatre. Wright appeared in the Black Mirror episode "Black Museum" in 2017, for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Wright co-starred in the 2018 film Black Panther as Shuri, King T'Challa's sister and Wakandan princess. The film, which was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danai Gurira. Wright won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for her work in the film, and she reprised the role two months later in Avengers: Infinity War. Wright also starred as Reb in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Ernest Cline's 2011 science-fiction novel Ready Player One. Wright appears in Drake's music video for "Nice for What" as one of the cameos.

Wright also appeared in the play The Convert, which was performed at London's Young Vic Theatre in 2018. The play told the story of an English-speaking missionary in the nineteenth century who taught Africans to speak Victorian English and practise Christianity. This play is set in 1895, when Chilford, a Black male Catholic teacher and missionary, takes over a mission house in Rhodesian Salisbury. Wright portrays a Jekesai, a young Rhodesian girl who is forced into marriage by her uncle but is saved by Chilford.

Wright received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2019. Wright appeared in Guava Island, a short musical film released by Amazon Studios in April 2019, alongside Donald Glover and Rihanna, before reprising her role as Shuri in Avengers: Endgame.

In November 2018, it was announced that Wright would star in a novel adaptation of Hold Back The Stars alongside John Boyega. Wright made an appearance in the 2022 film Death on the Nile. She also appeared in Steve McQueen's miniseries Small Axe, which was set in London's West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. Wright plays British Black Panther leader Altheia Jones-LeCointe in the first episode, Mangrove, which premieres on BBC One on 15 November 2020. Jones-LeCointe, along with eight other Black activists, was arrested and charged with inciting a riot after a peaceful protest in 1970. Wright was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" for this role, bringing "focused energy and passion" to her portrayal of the real-life Jones-LeCointe, according to The New Yorker.

Wright accepted the role of twin sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons in the film The Silent Twins, based on Marjorie Wallace's 1986 book of the same name, in February 2020, with filming set to begin in April. The film is scheduled to be released in September 2022.

Wright reprised her role as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which depicts Shuri becoming the new Black Panther after T'Challa's death; it was her first leading role. The film, which will be released in November 2022, was made in memory of Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer in 2020. She fractured her shoulder and suffered a concussion after a motorcycle accident during the filming of a chase sequence in August 2021, forcing production to halt while she recovered.

Wright has discussed her personal struggles with depression. She told Vanity Fair in 2018 that when she first experienced depression at the age of 20, she "was in the dark going through so many bad things". Wright credits her Christian faith with helping her overcome depression, which she discovered after attending a Bible study meeting for actors in London. She declined film roles in order to focus on her recovery and faith. Later, she explained that she "needed a break from acting" and "went on a journey to discover my relationship with God, and I became a Christian."

The COVID-19 vaccination debate

In December 2020, Wright drew criticism for tweeting a 69-minute video from the YouTube channel On The Table in which Tomi Arayomi, a senior leader with the Light London church, questioned the legitimacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and accused China of spreading COVID-19, among other controversial statements; YouTube removed the video for violating its terms of service. Later, Wright clarified, "My only intention in posting the video was to raise my concerns about what the vaccine contained and what we are putting into our bodies. There is nothing else." She later removed herself from social media.

The Hollywood Reporter reported in October 2021 that Wright had parted ways with her U.S. team of representatives due to the outrage over the video and her alleged continued promotion of anti-vaccine sentiments on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Atlanta. Wright took to social media to refute these allegations.

During an interview with Variety in November 2022, Wakanda Forever co-star Angela Bassett stated that she had never heard Wright express anti-vaccine sentiments while filming, whereas Marvel vice president Nate Moore claimed that he did know her vaccination status, that she was not sharing her views on set, and that her status did not affect production, aside from her injuries from a motorcycle accident while filming. During the interview, her publicist and representatives avoided answering Variety's questions about her updated vaccination status, instead directing them to Wright's previous statement in 2021.

Later that month, Wright chastised The Hollywood Reporter for publishing an article in which its author, Scott Feinberg, compared Wright's past comments to those of men accused of abuse and sexual misconduct. She stated that she had already apologised for her remarks two years prior and had remained silent on the subject, and she accused both the publication and Feinberg of having a "agenda" against her, which she described as "vile" and "disgusting" behaviour.



2012My Brother the DevilAisha
2015Urban HymnJamie Harrison
2018The CommuterJules Skateboarder
Black PantherShuri
Ready Player OneReb
Avengers: Infinity WarShuri
2019Guava IslandYara Love
Avengers: EndgameShuri
2021Sing 2Nooshy (voice)
2022Death on the NileRosalie Otterbourne
The Silent TwinsJune GibbonsAlso producer
AishaAisha Osagie
Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverShuri / Black Panther
2023SurroundedMoses WashingtonPost-production; also producer


2011Holby CityEllie MaynardEpisodes: "Tunnel Vision" and "Crossing the Line"
Top BoyChantelleRecurring cast (season 1)
RandomGirl 3TV movie
2013Coming UpHannahEpisode: "Big Girl"
2014Chasing ShadowsTaylor DavisEpisode: "Only Connect: Part 1 & 2"
Glasgow GirlsAmalTV movie
2015BananaVivienne ScottRecurring cast
CucumberVivienne ScottRecurring cast
Doctor WhoAnahsonEpisode: "Face the Raven"
2016HumansRenieRecurring cast (season 2)
2017Black MirrorNishEpisode: "Black Museum"
2020Small AxeAltheia JonesEpisode: "Mangrove"
2021I Am...DanielleEpisode: "I Am Danielle"

Awards and nominations

2018Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or MovieBlack MirrorNominated
2018Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger ActorBlack PantherNominated
2018MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest On-Screen TeamNominated
Scene StealerNominated
2018Teen Choice AwardsChoice Sci-Fi Movie ActressWon
Choice Breakout Movie StarNominated
2019Black Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Best Breakthrough Performance, FemaleWon
2019NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion PictureWon
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureNominated
2019Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureWon
2019British Academy Film AwardsRising Star AwardHerselfWon
2020Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressSmall AxeNominated
2020Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
2021Black Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie/Limited SeriesNominated
2022NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion PictureSing 2Won
2023Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverNominated
2023London Film Critics Circle AwardsAward for Actress of the YearNominated
2023Black Reel AwardsOutstanding ActressNominated
2023Kids' Choice AwardsFavorite Movie ActressPending
2023Critics' Choice Super AwardsBest Actress in a Superhero MoviePending

Full NameLetitia Michelle Wright
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthOctober 31, 1993
Age (as in 2017)29 Years
Birth PlaceGeorgetown, Guyana
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
HometownLondon, United Kingdom
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm- Victim (2011)
TV- Holby City (2011)
FamilyNot Known
Address (FanMail)Rogers & Cowan
909 3rd Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriends/AffairsNot Known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$700,000

Some Lesser Known Facts About Letitia Wright

  • Does Letitia Wright smoke?: No
  • Does Letitia Wright drink alcohol?: No
  • She was born in Georgetown, Guyana but her family relocated to London when she was seven years old.
  • She developed her interest in acting when she saw 2006 American drama film- Akeelah and the Bee, and she got inspired by the lead role.
  • Letitia made a firm determination to pursue her career in acting and sent emails to different agents to get small roles in the film.
  • After doing numerous short roles, she did her first professional Television debut in a British medical drama television series- Holby City and earned some popularity through it. 
  • Her film debut was in 2011 in the film Victim playing the role of Nyla.
  • In 2012, she was starred in the movie- My Brother the Devil, and after her outstanding acting, she was listed in the 2012 Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International. 
  • Her constant hard work paid off the time she got the lead role of Jamie Harrison, in the award-winning 2015 British coming-of-age drama- Urban Hymn. Here’s a trailer showcasing her promising role in the movie:
  • She did a plethora of roles in various TV shows viz Random, Top Boy, Coming up, Banana, Cucumber, etc. 
  • In 2017, she was starred in the episode Black Museum as Nish in a British science fiction anthology television series titled Black Mirror.
  • In 2018, Letitia came in the American superhero film titled Black Panthers, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name as Shuri, which has garnered a lot of attention towards her.
  • In an interview, she talked about her role in detail in the movie Black Panther, and she also revealed her co-star’s role and performance in the movie with her.
  • She was nominated for British Independent Film Awards for category Most Promising Newcomer.

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