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Letitia Wright is a Guyanese-British actress. She began her career with guest roles in the television series Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, Humans, Doctor Who, and Black Mirror. For the latter, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 2018, she attained global recognition for her portrayal of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, for which she won an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award. She reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In 2019, Wright received the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Birth Name

Letitia Michelle Wright

Nickname

Tish

Profession

Actress

Nationality

Guyanese and British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Letitia Wright was born on the 31st of October 1993, in Georgetown, Guyana.

Age

She’s currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

Black

She has African Guyanese ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Letitia attended Northumberland Park Community School. At the age of 16, she enrolled for a part-time acting course at Identity School of Acting in East London. She also studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Psychology. On 1 February 2023, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Letters from the University of Guyana at an Extraordinary Convocation Ceremony.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Ivan Bombokka (Brother)

Marital Status

Single

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Boyfriend / Spouse

Letitia Wright has dated –

Letitia has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 51 kg
  • In Pounds – 113 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 32-24-33
  • Bust – 32 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 30B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Letitia became known for working in various television series like Doctor Who, Black Mirror, Humans, etc. She Playing the breakout role of Shuri in Marvel Universe’s Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War. She has also been a part of various critically acclaimed movies and one of them being a movie called Urban Hymn.

Film Debut

In 2011, Wright had her first film onscreen role in the movie, Victim as Nyla and she made her theatrical film debut as Jules Skateboarder in the American action thriller movie, The Commuter (2015).

Television Debut

In 2011, Letitia landed her first role in television by appearing as Ellie Maynard in the series, Holby City.

Brand Endorsements

Wright was cast in the Super Bowl commercial for the promotion of the premiere of Black Panther as well as the Lexus LC 500 (2018).

Letitia Wright Net worth

Letitia Wright has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Letitia Wright

  • Letitia Michelle Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She has one brother. Her family moved to London, England, when she was eight years old.
  • Wright performed in school plays, but she credits her desire to be a professional actress to seeing the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.
  • At the age of 20, the obsession with getting a breakthrough in acting put Letitia in depression. Her actor friend Malachi Kirby took her to an actors’ Bible study at the Anchor of Hope church in East London which initiated her emotional healing.
  • Had her acting career not taken off, she would have majored in psychology and pursued a career in that field.
  • In 2011, she appeared as a recurring role in the series Top Boy and in two episodes of Holby City.
  • In 2012, she had a small role film, My Brother the Devil.
  • Her character Shuri in Black Panther (2018) is the most intelligent character in Marvel Universe and is deemed brighter than even Tony Stark.
  • Wright features as one of the cameos in Drake’s music video for Nice for What.
  • In 2018, Wright was also featured in a play called The Convert, which was staged at London’s Young Vic Theatre. The play was the story of an English-speaking missionary in the 19th century.
  • In 2019, Wright won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.  Wright earned “Best Supporting Actress” nominations for this role, bringing focussed energy and passion to her depiction of the real-life Jones-LeCointe, as noted by The New Yorker.
  • In 2022, British Independent Film Awards, Letitia won the award for “Best Joint Lead Performance” along with Tamara Lawrance for The Silent Twins.
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