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Hollywood Star: Guyana- born Letitia Wright – By Caroline Taylor

Wright ON – By Caroline Taylor | Caribbean Beat Magazine  Issue 157 (May/June 2019)

Letitia Wright in “Black-Panther”

Growing up in Guyana, Letitia Wright never imagined a Hollywood career. But after a string of stage and TV roles and early recognition of her talent, her casting in the blockbuster movie Black Panther was the break every actor hopes for, says Caroline Taylor

Despite a cast brimming with award-winning Hollywood legends, there was scarcely a Black Panther review that didn’t effusively single out Guyanese-British actress Letitia Wright — playing the title character’s science whiz little sister, Shuri — as the film’s scene-stealing breakout star.

Born on Halloween in 1993, Wright migrated with her family from Guyana to Tottenham, north London, when she was seven. Unsurprisingly, it was a culture shock — from the climate to the people.        Continue reading

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