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JEFFREY WRIGHT (Dr. Galeano) won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the acclaimed HBO miniseries "Angels in America,” directed by Mike Nichols. He had earlier won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway stage version of "Angels in America: Perestroika.”

On the big screen, Wright most recently co-starred as a CIA operative in the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, "Casino Royale,” with Daniel Craig. Wright's other recent film credits include M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water,” Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana,” Jim Jarmusch's "Broken Flowers,” Jonathan Demme's "The Manchurian Candidate” and Michael Mann's "Ali.”

In addition, Wright starred in the Emmy-winning HBO mini-series "Lackawanna Blues.” He also won an American Film Institute Award for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the HBO movie "Boycott.”

Wright first caught the attention of film critics and audiences with his performance in the title role of Julian Schnabel's "Basquiat,” the true story of the graffiti artist who became one of America's most successful and influential painters of the 1980s. He followed with leading roles in Sidney Lumet's "Critical Care,” Woody Allen's "Celebrity,” Ang Lee's "Ride with the Devil,” the contemporized screen version of "Hamlet” and the 2000 remake of "Shaft.”

Wright began his acting career on the New York stage, where he continues to make his mark. In 2002, he earned his second Tony Award nomination for his work in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Topdog/Underdog.” He often performs at the New York Shakespeare Festival, where he earned high praise for his portrayal of Marc Antony in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Julius Caesar.” Additionally, Wright completed a successful run on Broadway in the award-winning celebration of African American rhythms and history "Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.”

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