Jeffrey Wright net worth: Jeffrey Wright is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Jeffrey Wright was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Political Science. He then went on to attend New York University for acting, but dropped out during his first semester in order to focus on performing full-time. He began his professional acting career appearing in Off-Broadway productions in New York, and then broke into film with a supporting role in the movie, "Presumed Innocent". Since then, he has gone back and forth between film, television, and theater work. He won a Tony Award in 1994 for his work in the Broadway production of "Angels in America". He has appeared in such films as "Basquiat", "Celebrity", "Ride with the Devil", "Hamlet", "Shaft", "Syriana", "Casino Royale", "Quantum of Solace", "Cadillac Records", "Source Code", and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". He is next slated to appear as Beetee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire".