Tony Winner Jeffrey Wright Joins HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Movies & TV

By: / March 7, 2013

The Angels in America Tony winner has signed on the dotted line to join HBO’s gritty crime drama as a series regular.

A week after casting Ron Livingston, Boardwalk Empire has added handsome gentleman Jeffrey Wright. He’ll play “Valentin Narcisse, Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem,” according to Deadline.

Keep in mind the epic-ness of this addition: With two decades enlisted on-screen, Wright’s appearance on the popular show marks his first gig as a series regular.

Wright earned a Tony and later an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Angels In America. He also appeared on Broadway in Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Topdog/Underdog, and A Free Man of Color. Wright will also be featured in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Beetee, as well as Only Lovers Left Alive and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.

Could Jeffrey Wright add Oscar to his G.T.E. collection?

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