Letitia Wright biography

Ready Player One

Letitia Wright

Date of Birth: October 31, 1993

Letitia Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana before her family relocated to London when she was seven years old. As a child, she felt she didn’t see many women who looked like her on screen until she saw Keke Palmer in Akeelah and the Bee (2006), which inspired her to pursue a career in acting.

Letitia sent emails out to different agents until she landed one and eventually began to be picked for small parts. Her breakthrough role was in My Brother the Devil (2012), in which she played the character of Aisha and which earned her recognition by Screen International as one of its 2012 Stars of Tomorrow.

Following this, she starred in the coming-of-age drama Urban Hymn (2015) and made guest appearances on several British TV shows, including Doctor Who and Black Mirror.

Her biggest role to date is as genius-intellect and Wakanda princess Shuri in Black Panther (2018), a character whom she hopes will inspire young girls to seriously pursue school subjects like science and math. She cites such films as Hidden Figures (2016) as being influential in encouraging young girls to consider careers in the academic world.

She reprised her role as Shuri in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and also appeared in the film adaption Ready Player One (2018) of the novel by Ernest Cline. She will play Shuri again in the upcoming untitled fourth installment in the Avengers franchise, due to hit theaters in May 2019.

Letitia Wright Filmography

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Ready Player One

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  140 min.
In theatres: March 29, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: July 24, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.34
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Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Letitia Wright