Biographical Data of Letitia Wright
|Age||29 (as of 2023)|
|Date of Birth||October 31, 1993|
|Full Name||Letitia Michelle Wright|
|Education||Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Psychology|
|School||Finsbury Park Primary School|
|College||Identity School of Acting|
|Net Worth||USD $5 million (approx.)|
Early Life and Education
Letitia Michelle Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana, on October 31, 1993. Her family relocated to London, England, when she was just eight years old. She attended Northumberland Park Community School in London, while her brother, Ivan Bombokka, moved elsewhere in Europe. She furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Psychology.
On February 1, 2023, the University of Guyana conferred upon her an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Letters in recognition of her accomplishments.
Wright began her journey in acting during her school years by participating in school plays. She enrolled at the Identity School of Acting at age 16, setting the stage for a successful career in acting. Wright’s early career featured guest roles in TV series such as “Top Boy,” “Coming Up,” “Chasing Shadows,” “Humans,” “Doctor Who,” and “Black Mirror.”
Breakthrough in Hollywood
Her notable breakthrough came in 2015 with her role in the film “Urban Hymn,” which led to her being recognized as one of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. In 2018, she gained global fame for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s film “Black Panther.” She reprised this role in “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022).
Personal Challenges and Triumphs
In 2018, Wright publicly spoke about her struggles with depression. She credits her Christian faith, discovered at an actors’ Bible study meeting in London, as crucial in her recovery. To concentrate on her mental health and faith, Wright even took a break from her acting career for a period.
Awards and Nominations
Wright has received several awards, including an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award for her role in “Black Panther.” She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in “Black Mirror” and received a Satellite Award nomination for her role in the anthology series “Small Axe.” In 2019, she was honored with the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
In September 2022, Wright starred in “The Silent Twins,” a film based on the 1986 book by Marjorie Wallace. She also starred in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” released in November 2022, where she took on the mantle of the new Black Panther.
Wright is a devout Christian, and her faith plays a significant role in her life. She is also open about her mental health struggles, aiming to destigmatize conversations about mental health.
Letitia Wright Filmography
|2012||My Brother the Devil||Aisha|
|2015||Urban Hymn||Jamie Harrison|
|2018||The Commuter||Jules Skateboarder|
|2018||Ready Player One||Reb|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||Shuri|
|2019||Guava Island||Yara Love|
|2021||Sing 2||Nooshy (voice)|
|2022||Death on the Nile||Rosalie Otterbourne|
|2022||The Silent Twins||June Gibbons|
|2022||Black Panther: Wakanda Forever||Shuri / Black Panther|