Gabriella Wright

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Gabriella Wright
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Born (1982-06-19) 19 June 1982 (age 39)
Stoke Newington, London, England
NationalityEnglish
Other namesGabriella Miranda-Sequela
OccupationActress, model, activist
Years active2004–present
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s)Thierry Klemeniuk (m. 2005; div. 2010 )
Relatives Paulette Wright (sister)
Websitegabriellawright.com

Gabriella Wright (born 19 June 1982) is an English 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. 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.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born on 19 June 1982 in Stoke Newington, London to Paul David Wright, a sculptor and painter, and Anne Catherine Wright, a teacher and writer.[1][2] Her siblings are Paulette and Pascal Wright. 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.

Wright's acting coaches include Susan Batson and Jack Garfein.[citation needed]

Acting 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, directed by[6][7] Camille Delamarre.[8]

In 2016, Wright was cast in the film Security as Ruby, which stars 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 in the upcoming 2021 American action comedy film, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, directed by Patrick Hughes.

Activism[edit]

Wright's long-standing humanitarian engagement dates back to 2004. She is the founder of the production company Conscious Intent which supports different media formats to promote "the human story".[10]

In 2019, she produced ‘I am Never Alone’, directed by Michel Pascal,[11] which was the impetus for the Never Alone[12] global campaign, which she founded with Deepak Chopra.[13] Also with Chopra, she contributed the series titled ‘Telepathy and Autism’ to a meditation and yoga application, Mind Dive,[14] 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.[15] 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.[citation needed]

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[16] 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,[17] and a seminar on suicide prevention and self-awareness, which she delivered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India on 3 January 2020.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Wright married producer Thierry Klemeniuk in 2005; actor Sean Penn was best man at their wedding.[3] They divorced in 2010.[citation needed]

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
2009 Demain dès l'aube N/A
2010 An Organization of Dreams Nagra
2010 22 Bullets Yasmina Telaa
2013 Collision Odette
2014 The Perfect Husband Viola
2014 Everly Anna
2015 The Transporter Refueled Gina
2015 Septembers of Shiraz Farideh
2016 Alcoholist Claire
2017 Security Ruby
2021 Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Veronika Post-production
TBA I Am Never Alone Gabriella Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Innocence Project Colette Givray 1 episode
2007 The Tudors Queen Claude of France 3 episodes
2010 Nomads Nadia Unsold TV pilot
2011 Jack of Diamonds Nadia Raminez TV film
2011 Rani Indra 3 episodes
2013 Payday Greta 2 episodes
2014 True Blood Sylvie 1 episode
2015 Cheerleader Death Squad Marja Unsold TV pilot
2016 Arrow Esrin Fortuna 1 episode
2017 The Way Sara
2018 Action Team Rebekha Volt 2 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. ^ "Never Alone – An Initiative of The Chopra Foundation". Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  13. ^ Song Never Alone, retrieved 15 January 2020
  14. ^ MindDiveApp. "Home". Mind Dive App. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Amity Foundation - Serving all individuals, families and children since 1969". Amity Foundation. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  16. ^ "UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women". UN Women. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  17. ^ "First UN Trust Fund Grantee Convention Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019". UN Women | UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Never Alone - Seminar on Suicide Prevention and Self-Awareness | Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham". www.amrita.edu. Retrieved 15 January 2020.

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