Letitia Wright may have been known for her role as Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Panther, but the Guyanese-British actress has made several other TV and film credits.
Her great acting prowess has also earned her a number of nominations and awards. With this success, how far has Letitia Wright’s career become and how much net worth has she already amassed?
The Start of Letitia Wright’s Career
According to her Wikipedia page, the 28-year-old star started acting in school plays, but she credited the 2006 movie Akeelah and the Bee as her inspiration to become a professional actress.
At 16, she attended the Identity School of Acting and appeared in Holby City and Top Boy in 2011.
She then played a small role in My Brother the Devil in 2012 and became Screen International’s 2021 Stars of Tomorrow.
She had her first leading role in Urban Hymn in 2015 and got the attention of Hollywood. From there, she appeared in an episode of Doctor Who and had a recurring role in Humans.
She then appeared in Danai Gurira-written play Eclipsed. She led an episode of Black Mirror, Black Museum, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie in 2017.
After a year, she joined the MCU and did Black Panther, winning the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture.
She also appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
Other projects she did are the play The Convert, the short musical film Guava Island, Avengers: Endgame, Hold Back the Stars, Death on the Nile, Small Axe, Mangrove and The Silent Twins.
For these works, Letitia Wright has managed to amass a net worth of $4 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Letitia Wright’s COVID-19 Controversy
Letitia Wright formally returned to Instagram in October 2021 after almost a year of social media hiatus.
Her last post on the platform was on November 30, 2020, re-tweeting an anti-vaccination video.
In an interview with Variety, she suddenly said,
"I've learned that in life, you just have to keep going strong with what you believe in, in terms of your talent, in terms of your desire to impact the world with your art. And that's exactly what I'm doing and I'm so proud of myself and the movie that's coming out this year. I'm so proud of it.”
The publication cleared it didn’t ask anything about her controversial post.
The actress reposted a clip from the YouTube channel On the Table detailing anti-vaccination viewpoints. Host Tomi Arayomi told the unconfirmed claims about the dangers of receiving COVID-19 vaccines.
Other social media users were furious at her post, accusing her of using the platform irresponsibly. However, Letitia Wright cleared herself when she said,
"My intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies. Nothing else."
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