Jeffrey Wright: Angel, Agent, Blues Legend & More

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hide captionJeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters; the actor attended New York University on a theater scholarship, but dropped out after only two months to act full time.

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Jeffrey Wright at 'Cadillac Records' premiere

Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters; the actor attended New York University on a theater scholarship, but dropped out after only two months to act full time.

Eric Liebowitz/Sony Pictures

Actor Jeffrey Wright plays Muddy Waters in Darnell Martin's new film Cadillac Records. The film tells the story of Chicago's Chess Records, where Waters launched his career alongside Etta James, Chuck Berry and others.

Wright's other roles include American CIA Agent Felix Leiter in the most recent Bond films as well as Colin Powell in Oliver Stone's biopic W.

Earlier, the actor made his name on the stage; he won a Tony for his portrayal of a nurse in Tony Kushner's epic Angels in America, and later took home an Emmy for the HBO adaptation of the play.

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