The lead actress in the multi-billion dollar Marvel Black Panther franchise, Letitia Wright is expected to arrive in Guyana, her homeland, tomorrow.

The British actress will be welcomed by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

After the debut of the second installment of the Black Panther movie, President Dr Irfaan Ali invited Wright to visit Guyana through a letter.

Wright was born in Guyana on October 31, 1993, in Georgetown. Her family migrated to Tottenham, London UK when she was seven. Her career as an actress saw her landing several parts in various projects.

But her career catapulted when she was cast to play the role of Shuri, the sister of the Black Panther, defender of Wakanda, which was previously played by the late Chadwick Boseman

In the movie’s sequel, Wakanda Forever, Wright took over the leading role, assuming the role of the Black Panther alongside new and returning casts to the franchise.

Wright is also a decorated Actress, winning various awards including, The Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress in a Sci-Fi in 2018 and The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Rising Star Award (2019)

She also received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture (2019) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2018.


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