October 31, 1993
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Letitia Wright was a Guyanese-British actress who broke out in 2018 when she appeared in two of the biggest blockbusters of the year: "Black Panther" (2018) and "Ready Player One" (2018). Born in Georgetown, Guyana, and raised in North London, Wright was inspired to become an actress after watching the critically-acclaimed 2006 drama "Akeelah and the Bee." Upon watching the film, Wright saw acting as a gateway to inspire people the world over through the power of storytelling, and soon began pestering her parents to take her on open-call auditions. She nabbed her first on-screen role on the long-running British medical drama "Holby City" (BBC, 1999- ), and quickly followed that up with small parts in the films "Victim" (2011) and "Random" (2011). Wright continued landing steady work over the next few years, including a bit part on the iconic British science-fiction drama "Doctor Who" (BBC, 1963- ), before nabbing a recurring role on the popular science fiction series "Humans" (Channel 4/AMC, 2015- ), which aired both in Britain and the United States. In 2017 Wright gained worldwide recognition when she appeared in the memorable "Black Museum" episode of the acclaimed Netflix science-fiction series "Black Mirror" (Channel 4/Netflix, 2011- ). But the following year, in 2018, would largely prove to be Letitia Wright's breakout year as an internationally recognized actress. In addition to co-starring as Shuri in the smash box-office hit "Black Panther," she also landed a major supporting in the science fiction film "Ready Player One." That film, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released nationwide in late March of 2018.