Jeffrey Wright Biography

Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
  • Born Dec. 7, 1965

Wright currently stars as Bernard Lowe in the HBO series Westworld.\n', '

Wright was born in Washington, D.C., to a mother who worked as a customs lawyer and a father who died when he was a child. He graduated from St. Albans School and attended Amherst College, receiving a bachelor\'s degree in political science and planned to attend law school; however, he chose to study acting instead. After attending New York University for two months, he left to become a full-time actor.\n', '

Wright began appearing off-Broadway in New York City and Washington DC, and in 1990, he appeared in his first major film as an attorney in Presumed Innocent, which starred Harrison Ford. In 1991, Wright joined John Houseman\'s national touring repertory company The Acting Company with productions of A Midsummer Night\'s Dream and Athol Fugard\'s Blood Knot. In 1993 and 1994, he appeared as Norman "Belize" Arriaga in Tony Kushner\'s award-winning play Angels in America. His portrayal of a gay nurse forced to take care of Roy Cohn as he dies of AIDS won him the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.\n', '


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