What to Know About Black Panther Scene Stealer Letitia Wright

We have Akeelah and the Bee to thank for Wright’s burgeoning career. The actress has previously said that seeing Keke Palmer in the film as a 12-year-old in 2006 inspired her to join the acting world and show different types of faces on the big screen. But although she was convinced, she had to work hard to sell it to her parents, who expected a different career path.

 

“In my country where I was born, Guyana, we push more for education,” she told Vanity Fair. “It’s more being a lawyer, doctor, teacher, or scientist. So it was something I had to just really prove—not only to myself, but to my parents, that I could do it, and I can make a living from it, and that I was kind of good at it.”

 

She already played a badass on Black Mirror

Some fans might recognize her for her chilling role in the latest season finale of Netflix’s Black Mirror. Without spoiling anything, Wright plays Nish, a woman who encounters a out-of-way museum that houses some peculiar items — and an even stranger curator.

She plays the smartest character in the Marvel world

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Letitia Wright in Black Panther FILM FRAME/©MARVEL STUDIOS 2018

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