LETITIA Wright is making quite a name for herself following her roles in ground-breaking films like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
The actress, who is set to appear in the 2020 remake of Agatha Christie’s Death On The Nile, has come under fire for sharing a video on Twitter which questioned the safety of Covid-19 vaccines.
Letitia Wright won the Bafta Rising Star 2019 Award[/caption]
Who is Letitia Wright?
Letitia Wright is a Guyanese-born British actress who was born on October 3, 1993.
The 27-year-old moved to London with her family at the tender age of seven.
She was brought up in Tottenham and has since said that “I’ll always be a North London girl”.
The actress claims her passion for acting was first inspired by the film Akeelah and the Bee (2006) and its leading star Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), who she viewed as a positive role model.
In her winner’s speech, the actress addressed her struggle with depression[/caption]
Letitia went on to send several emails to different agents until being eventually picked for cameo roles.
By 2011 Letitia then just only a teen, had already carved out her acting career, bagging roles in numerous British TV series including Top Boy, Coming Up and Humans.
She also starred in the Doctor Who episode Face the Raven.
The young actress went on to receive a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her iconic role in Netflix’s Black Mirror episode Black Museum.
The actress also secured the chance to feature as one of the cameos in Drake’s music video Nice for What.
In December 2020, Wright shared an hour-long video on her Twitter page, entitled Covid-19 vaccine: Should we take it? and faced criticism from her fans for doing so.
Did she win a Bafta?
On Sunday, February 10, 2019, Letitia Wright took home the Bafta Rising Star Award.
The EE Rising Star Award is a Bafta category which acknowledges new talents in the acting industry.
In her winner’s speech, Letitia Wright addressed her battle with depression.
In 2018 she told Vanity Fair, “I was in the dark going through so many bad things, when the world didn’t know about Shuri and Letitia and whatever is happening now.”
The rising star took a break from acting until 2015 after developing a faith in God.
Speaking at the Baftas, Letitia said “A few years ago I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting.
“The only thing that pulled me out of it was God, my belief, my faith and my family, and an email from Bafta asking me to become part of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits”.
Letitia starring alongside Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther[/caption]
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What films has Letitia Wright been in?
Letitia was named in the 2015 group of Bafta Breakthrough Brits by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts following her role in the award-winning film Urban Hymm (2015).
Other films the actress has starred in include:
- Victim (2011)
- My Brother the Devil (2012)
- The Commuter (2018)
- Ready Player One (2018)
- Death On The Nile (2020)