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July 30, 2020

'Westworld' Star Jeffrey Wright Has Two Kids — Meet Juno and Elijah

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Hollywood actor Jeffrey Wright is dad to two teenagers who bear an uncanny resemblance to him. Wright became a dad from his marriage to fellow star Carmen Ejogo.

Jeffrey Wright married star actress Carmen Ejogo in 2000 and although their union came to an end after fourteen years, the duo has two kids.

Here is a look into how "Westworld" actor Jeffrey Wright handles fatherhood while staying in awe of his look-alike kids.

Jeffrey Wright at "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" screening on November 20, 2013 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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JEFFREY WRIGHT'S KIDS

Wright's kids are Elijah and Juno Wright. Presently, the two are in high school and their academic prowess is a source of pride for the actor and his ex-wife. On Instagram, both parents show off their children from time to time.

A lovely photo of Elijah 

on his mom's page

 showed how proud she was of him as he attained an academic milestone. Wright is no less showy as he flaunts heartwarming

images of his mini-mes

.

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WRIGHT ON FATHERHOOD 

Once speaking with Closer Weekly, the dad-of-two spoke highly of his kids while sharing how he and Ejogo work out their co-parenting style.

Wright made it known that he and Ejogo have 50/50 joint custody and they work as a team to raise their growing children. The proud dad could not hide his happiness as he mentioned that his children had an interest in his career path.

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BEFORE HOLLYWOOD 

It can be easily imagined that the actor was interested in sports before he got bitten by the acting bug.  As a sixth-grader, Wright, a student of all-boys school St. Alban, joined the Lacrosse team and became an expert goalkeeper by the time he got to the eighth grade.

While studying at Amherst College, he joined the varsity Lacrosse team. However, with time, Wright, a political science student, took a serious interest in acting. 

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FACTS ABOUT WRIGHT 

A Washington D.C native, Wright studied Political Science at Amherst College and took on an acting career after bagging an acting scholarship to New York University.

However, Wright dropped out of NYU after a few months to launch a full-time acting career. It didn't take long for him to bag a Tony Award for his role in "Angels in America."

He gained wider acclaim from his first major role in 1996's "Basquiat." His other acting credits include "No Time to Die," "The Hunger Games," and "Empire," among others.

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