Gabriella Wright

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Gabriella Wright
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Born (1982-06-19) 19 June 1982 (age 38)
Stoke Newington, London, England
NationalityEnglish-French
Other namesGabriella Miranda-Sequela
OccupationActress, model, activist
Years active2004–present
Known forPlaying Queen Claude of France in The Tudors and Gina in The Transporter Refueled
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
MovementCo-founder of Never Alone global campaign
Spouse(s)Thierry Klemeniuk (m. 2005 divorced in 2010 )
Parents
  • Sculptor: Paul David Wright (father)
  • Anne-Catherine Nalletamby (mother)
Relatives Paulette Wright, Pascale Wright
Websitegabriellawright.com
Notes
Quote "The most important teaching I gained from being an actor and model is that people look up to you, no matter what. Even if you have inner conflicts, the outer world needs hope and people project what they need on you. You sometimes have no idea that by just being present you are affecting and influencing someone’s life. So This job really is not about you, it's about them."

Gabriella Wright (born 19 June 1982) is an English-French actress and model, best known for playing Queen Claude of France in the series The Tudors, Viola in the film The Perfect Husband, and Gina in the action thriller The Transporter Refueled. She also portrayed Esrin Fortuna in the fourth season of Arrow, episode "Genesis" and Sylvie on the HBO original series True Blood. Wright is a gifted actress, trained as a Shakespearean actor by the best theater, dance and music coaches of Paris, London and New York, including Susan Batson, Nicolas Hawtrey and Jack Garfein. In addition to her acting and modeling careers, she is a humanitarian and activist with vast contributions to many international campaigns on gender-based violence and suicide prevention. In 2019, she co-founded Never Alone with Deepak Chopra, Poonacha Machaiah, and Michel Pascal, as a mental and suicide prevention movement that also offers support for loved ones left behind.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born on 19 June 1982 in Stoke Newington, London to a sculptor-painter father Paul David Wright and a teacher-writer mother Anne Catherine Wright.[1][2] She moved to France with her parents at the age of 12, and graduated in English Literature and Social Economics.[2] She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

In 2004, Wright played her first lead role in the film One Dollar Curry, directed by Vijay Singh.[2]

In 2007, Wright appeared as Queen Claude of France in the historical drama series The Tudors.[3]

In 2014, Wright appeared in the 7th season of the HBO's supernatural drama series True Blood, in which she played the role of Sylvie.[4] She played the lead role in the horror film The Perfect Husband along with Bret Roberts and Carl Wharton, and directed by Lucas Pavetto.[5]

In 2015 Wright appeared in the action thriller film The Transporter Refueled along with Ed Skrein and Ray Stevenson.[6][7] Camille Delamarre directed the film, which released on 4 September 2015 in the United States.[8]

Wright is cast in the film Security to play the role of Ruby, along with Antonio Banderas and Ben Kingsley.[9]

In 2018, Wright played Rebekha Volt in Action Team, a spy comedy spoof directed by James De Frond.

Wright plays Veronika, the personal hitwoman for Antonio Banderas’s character along side Tom Hopper and Salma Hayek , Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L.Jackson in 2020's upcoming American action comedy film, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, directed by Patrick Hughes.

In 2020, Wright is starring I AM NEVER ALONE, directed by Michel Pascal, in which she plays the role of a mother and meditation teacher for prisoners who comes back from work on a “normal day” and finds her 16 year old son hanging in his room.

Activism[edit]

Wright's long-standing humanitarian engagement dates back to 2004. Both her acting and humanitarian projects bring her closer to understanding human nature and what binds consciousness to reality. She is the founder of the production company Conscious Intent which supports different media formats to promote the human story[10].

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In 2019, she produced ‘I am Never Alone’, directed by Michel Pascal[11], which was the impetus for the Never Alone global campaign[12]. Again, with Chopra, she contributed the series titled ‘Telepathy and Autism’ to a meditation and yoga application, Mind Dive[13], which she co-developed as a tool to reduce stress and

relieve trauma through meditation, science, yoga and films.

She shares her meditation practice with parolees in the greater Los Angeles area, facilitated by the Amity Foundation[14]. She is a Global goodwill ambassador to Skypower, a solar company with a unique socio-economic impact model for developing nations, and the honorary president of a grassroots charity in Myanmar that services slums in and around Yangon.

As a motivational speaker, she advocates in particular for an end to violence against women and girls and has lent her voice to UN Women and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women[15] in London (2018) and in Los Angeles (2019) with Nicole Kidman. She has been a guest speaker at the Difficult Dialogues forum (2018) which compared the ‘Me too‘ movement in India and Hollywood and has also spoken numerous times at Carnegie Hall on healing trauma, the power of meditation and how to seek fulfillment, irrespective of life circumstances. Her recent engagement featured a powerful story of a young woman survivor of violence from Zimbabwe, which she narrated in the opening of the First UN Trust Fund Grantee Convention held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 October 24 2019[16], and a seminar on suicide prevention and self-awareness, which she delivered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India on 3 January 2020[17].

Gabriella Wright's Activist and Humanitarian Activities
Year Agency Notes
2008-ongoing Tibet Save And Care[18] Godmother and fundraiser of the association
2010 Be For Peace Ambassador of jewelry brand associating the four symbols of the world’s main religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Judaism)
2011-2012 Kenzo And Ong Ti Rayons Soleil Led project to build a nursery school in the country of her roots, Mauritius, with the help of the perfume brand
2013-2014 Poiray Financed and participated in funding 500 computers for schools in Madagascar
2016-ongoing Pasdb Honororary president
2017-onging Un Women And Un Trust Fund To End Violence Against Women[19] Lent voice and performed a moving piece of storytelling of one of the victim’s stories for charity
2018 Difficult Dialogues Forum, Goa, India Performed at opening ceremony
2019-ongoing Never Alone, Worldwide Suicide Prevention Movement[20] Co-founder
2020 Impact Forum, Lake Nona Institute Speaker

Personal life[edit]

Wright married producer Thierry Klemeniuk in 2005; actor Sean Penn was best man at their wedding.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Albert est méchant L'employée 'Bank'
2004 One Dollar Curry Nathalie
2005 Mary TV Studio Manager
2007 The Last Gang Daniella
2007 Eden Log N/A
2008 Finding Julie Short film
2009 Tomorrow at Dawn N/A
2010 An Organization of Dreams Nagra
2010 22 Bullets Yasmina Telaa
2010 Carnets de rêves Anna Short film
2010 Nomads Nadia TV film
2011 Jack of Diamonds Nadia Raminez TV film
2011 Les poissons aussi rêvent de voler Femme du train Short film
2013 Collision Odette
2014 The Perfect Husband Viola
2014 Everly Anna
2015 The Transporter Refueled Gina
2015 Alcoholist Claire Completed
2015 Septembers of Shiraz Farideh Completed
2015 Cheerleader Death Squad Marja TV film
2017 Security Ruby Completed
2021 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Veronika
2021 Cold Sun Cheyenne Marchand
TBA I Am Never Alone Gabriella

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Innocence Project Colette Givray 1 episode
2007 The Tudors Queen Claude of France 3 episodes
2011 Rani Indra 3 episodes
2013 Payday Greta 2 episodes
2014 True Blood Sylvie 1 episode
2016 Arrow Esrin Fortuna 1 episode
2018 Action Team Rebekha Volt 2 episodes
2019 The Way Sara 10 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dasgupta, Piyali (27 November 2008). "India's the Wright choice for Gabriella". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Gabriella Wright – Actress, model, author, Singer but her Real Love is Charity". lasplash.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "About Gabriella Wright as Queen Claude of France". TheTudorsWiki.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Meet Eric's New Love Interest: Gabriella Wright". true-blood.net. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  5. ^ "The Perfect Husband – Trailer (Gabriella Wright, Bret Roberts, Carl Wharton)". tracking-board.com. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  6. ^ Ben Block, Alex (1 August 2014). "'Transporter Legacy' Set for March 2015 Release". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  7. ^ "The Transporter Refueled Cast". movieweb.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  8. ^ Pedersen, Erik (1 April 2015). "'Transporter Refueled' & 'Hillsong – Let Hope Rise' Moved: See You In September". deadline.com. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  9. ^ A. Lincoln, Ross (20 November 2015). "'Before I Fall' Adds Liv Hewson; Gabriella Wright Joins 'Security'". Deadline. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Social Icon Interviews: Gabriella Wright". Social Icons. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  11. ^ Aadmin. "Michel Pascal TV". Michel Pascal. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  12. ^ Song Never Alone, retrieved 15 January 2020
  13. ^ MindDiveApp. "Home". Mind Dive App. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Amity Foundation - Serving all individuals, families and children since 1969". Amity Foundation. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  15. ^ "UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women". UN Women. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  16. ^ "First UN Trust Fund Grantee Convention Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019". UN Women | UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Never Alone - Seminar on Suicide Prevention and Self-Awareness | Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham". www.amrita.edu. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Paris | Tibet Save & Care". www.tibetsaveandcare.org. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  19. ^ "UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women". UN Women. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Never Alone". Never Alone. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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