Letitia Wright aka Letitia Michelle Wright is a British actress who is popularly known for her role of Shuri in American films, Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
She was born on 31 October 1993 in Georgetown, Guyana. Her father used to work in agriculture and security while her mother used to work as a teacher and an accountant. When she was eight years old, her family shifted to London and she has been brought up in Tottenham, North London, England. She has two half-siblings from the second marriage of her mother, and they lives in Wolverhampton, England.
She went to Duke’s Aldridge Academy in Tottenham for her studies.
During her school days, she used to perform in plays. Later, she was inspired with Keke Palmer’s performance in the American film, Akeelah and the Bee (2006) and decided to become a professional actress. At the age of 16, she was enrolled at Identity School of Acting in London. She got her first role in 2011 in an episodic TV series, Holby City as Ellie Maynard. In the same year, she also acted in another TV series, Top Boy as Chantelle; TV film, Random as Girl 3; and British film, Victim as Nyla. After that, she has also acted in several episodes of TV serials like Coming Up (2013) as Hannah, Chasing Shadows (2014) as Taylor Davis, Banana (2015) as Vivienne Scott, Cucumber (2015) as Vivienne Scott, Doctor Who (2015) as Anahson, Humans (2016) as Renie, and Black Mirror (2017) as Nish.
She received huge recognition in 2018 when she played the role of Shuri in an American superhero film, Black Panther. Before that, she acted in several films like My Brother the Devil (2012), Urban Hymn (2015), The Commuter (2018), and Ready Player One (2018). She also received huge fame with the films, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) as Shuri. In 2019, she played the role of Yara in an American musical film, Guava Island.
Teen Choice Award for Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress for the film, Black Panther (2018)
EE Rising Star Award at British Academy Film Awards
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for the film, Black Panther (2018)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the film, Black Panther (2018)