The super-intelligent Shuri from Marvel’s “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity Wars,” and “Avengers: Endgame,” is played by none other than Letitia Wright.
This forever North London Girl is very talented both on and off-screen.
Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing young actress who is as interesting in real life as her famous on-screen character in movies.
Letitia Wright Wiki, Bio
The famous “Black Panther” actress, Letitia Wright, was born on 31 October 1933, in Georgetown, Guyana.
Wright was born to parents who belonged to black ethnicity and had their roots in African descent.
Wright also shares black ethnicity and her roots in African background as well.
Born in Guyana, neat the Atlantic Ocean coast, Letitia’s nationality is Guyanese.
However, as of now, Wright’s professional credits refer to her as a Guyanese-British actress.
At the age of six, Wright and her family moved to the United Kingdom and located themselves in London.
Wright grew up in London, especially on the Northern side, Tottenham, which is why she calls herself North London Girl.
What Is Letitia Wright’s Age?
Letitia Wright was born on October 31, 1993. Her age at the moment is 26 years old.
Born in 1993, Letitia belongs to the Millennials generation.
Similarly, her Chinese Zodiac Sign is Rooster.
On the other hand, her star sign is Scorpio.
Now, according to popular beliefs, people born with Scorpio zodiac sign, like Letitia Wright, are very meticulous towards their decision. They also have great will power.
Letitia Wright College
As a young girl, Letitia Wright went to the Northumberland Park Community School.
She joined the school in 2005 and graduated in 2010.
After graduating, Wright wanted to continue studies, following her passion.
As an aspiring actress, Letitia joined the Identity School of Acting, located in London.
What is Letitia Wright’s Height?
At the age of 26, Letitia Wright’s height is 5 ft 5 inches.
That’s a pretty decent height for women and checks off most requirement lists for her line of work as well.
Her co-star in “Black Panther,” Lupita Nyong’o, a Mexico born actress who portrayed the character of “Nakia,” Black Panther’s love Interest shares the same height of 5.5 ft as well.
On the other hand, another of Wright’s co-star Danai Gurira, a US-born actress who portrayed the character of “Okoye,” Wakanda’s supreme fighter, has a height of 5.7 ft.
Letitia Wright in Black Panther 2
On August 29, 2020, Black Panther lead actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the main character, died after he lost his four years-long battle with colon cancer.
This has caused a ripple in the movie industry as to what will now happen to the movie that was scheduled to release in 2022.
Some of the returning actors for the movie include Letitia Wright herself, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, and Dania Gurira.
Chadwick Boseman was also on the list; however, it’s unsure how the directors and producers will move on with his character now.
There are also rumors that Wright will likely replace Boseman's character of "Black Panther" in the second installment. However, these just remain as speculations.
Career and Net Worth
Wright began her career in acting when she appeared in Holby City in 2011.
Since then, she has appeared in TV Shows like “Coming Up,” “Glasgow Girls,” “Banana,” “Cucumber,” “Humans,” and more.
In 2017, Wright appeared in “Black Mirror” as Nish.
The following year, Letitia bagged one of the main roles in the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” as Shuri, the king’s extremely intelligent sister.
She went on to appear in Marvel crossover’s in “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.” At the moment, Wright appears in Small Axe, Death on the Nile, Silent Twins.
From all of her earnings, Letitia has a massive net worth of $4 million. Her movie, Black Panther, grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide.
Moreover, Letitia Wright is also the highest box office earning actor in 2018.
She came off the top with $1.55 billion in the box office while her co-stars, Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, only made it till $1.3 billion.