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If you don’t know who Letitia Wright is, chances are you know her by her most popular character – Princess Shuri. If you don’t know who Shuri is, you probably know her as “that badass woman from the Black Panther movies.” Now that we’ve established who Letitia Wright is, it is important to note that her personality and career trajectory go beyond her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even though it has been the highlight of her career, without a doubt. Letitia has been an important figure in Hollywood in terms of representation and Black excellence following her role in Marvel and is often looked up to by young women of color.
Most recently, Letitia Wright has been in the news after the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, after which audiences have started noticing her more, and been curious about who she is, and her previous roles. Apart from Marvel, Letitia has also starred in other big names like Black Mirror, Ready Player One, and Guava Island. And as for Marvel, Letitia hasn’t only starred in the two Black Panther movies, but also in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Now, she is finally getting the recognition that she deserves, and here’s everything you need to know about her:
Being a woman of color in a white, male-dominated industry can be difficult, and there’s no doubt that Letitia gets paid lesser than her male co-stars. However, despite that pay gap, Letitia’s net worth is currently at $4 million. She has earned most of her money from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and her role as Princess Shuri in four Marvel movies so far. Undoubtedly, her net worth will increase in the next few years, especially after the recent success of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
After Chadwick Boseman’s death, Letitia Wright has taken over the mantel of Black Panther, which means she is most likely to appear in more Marvel projects in the near future. Apart from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Wright also appeared in the movie The Silent Twins which was released in 2022. Letitia Wright most definitely will be offered several roles and it will be interesting to see the hike in her net worth in the coming years.
Born on 31st October 1993, Letitia Wright’s age is 29 Years Old as of 2022. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana but moved with her family to England when she was merely seven years old. Although she performed in school plays at Northumberland Park Community School, Wright owes her desire to be an actress to the movie Akeelah and the Bee, and more importantly, Keke Palmer’s performance in the movie. At the age of 16, when Letitia had the motivation she needed, she enrolled herself in the Identity School of Acting, London, where she went on to perfect her craft.
In 2011, she appeared in two British television tv shows and even had a small role in the 2012 movie, My Brother the Devil. It was that role that helped her get recognized but it wasn’t until 2017 that Wright was critically appreciated for her work. Her role in a Black Mirror episode earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and in 2018, she was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shuri and the rest is history.
Letitia Wright is almost 30, and a beautiful actress and soul, so of course, people are curious about whom she is romantically linked with. Wright is fairly private about her dating life but has previously been rumored to have dated John Boyega. Boyega is a popular British actor best known for his work in the Star Wars franchise. Boyega and Wright have been friends for almost a decade and have a lot more in common than one would think, considering they both have immigrant parents who settled in England.
As of now, Letitia is single, although she has expressed that she believes love is a pure and beautiful thing and that she is more than happy to wait for it. Letitia isn’t currently using any dating apps and Wright is simply waiting for her Mr. Right. The rumors of Boyega and Wright were never confirmed, but they surely would make a beautiful couple! We do hope that when Letitia does find the right man or woman, she will keep her fans updated, who are definitely invested in her love life.
Letitia Wright was in the tabloids for a while and one controversy became a talking point on social media and in interviews, especially with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. COVID-19 affected several people and turned into a political issue almost immediately. Hollywood stars and their opinions on the vaccine became an important talking point as fans wanted to segregate the anti-vax crowd. In 2020, Letitia shared an anti-vaccination video, a video that talked about vaccinations in general, and almost seemed like a conspiracy theory video.
This problematic video was circulated with Letitia’s name attached to it, despite her having deleted the post from her social media. Even though Letitia apologized and claimed that she didn’t mean to hurt anyone, fans weren’t thrilled with her stance on the COVID -19 vaccine. The controversy went away for a while and came back during the press tour of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and even as of today, Letitia has her comments turned off on Instagram!
Most celebrities have been a part of some or another controversy, but it all comes down to how they handle it, and how they move forward from it. By the looks of it, Letitia Wright has tried her best to keep away from any more controversies since. Keeping that aside, Letitia’s fans and the Black Panther fans can’t wait to see what’s in store for this actress and how the rest of her journey in Hollywood shapes us. Letitia has also often expressed her love for indie movies, so let us know in the comments which indie director you’d like to see her working with!