Charlie Wright is a youthful American actor who is perhaps best known for appearing in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Haul”, the fourth installment of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” film series
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Charlie H. Wright is a native of Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Libra zodiac on 22 October 1999, making him 23 years old as of 2022. He is the son of Florence Deprez-Wright and Richard G Wright, is of mixed English, Irish, French and Japanese roots, and follows the Christianity religion. He developed an interest in acting at an early age and used to appear in his dad’s adverts as a child. Charlie.
Charlie has kept his education details under wraps but it is reported that he attended a local high school, and took his acting classes in California.
Hobbies and Facts
Charlie is a very creative person who has a strong interest in the arts; he is also an aspiring writer and an avid book reader.
He is a big fan of late-night action films starring his favorite actor, Jackie Chan.
In his spare time, Charlie attends red carpet and other celebrity events, although he avoids the cameras whenever he is out partying.
The Californian entertainer speaks fluent Spanish, French and English.
— Jeff Kinney (@wimpykid) May 15, 2017
Charlie made his film debut in the short movie “Aryl & Ybur” in 2013. In the year that followed, he made an appearance in the 12th episode of the CBS TV show “The Millers” entitled “Miller’s Mind” – the show revolves around the story of a dysfunctional family, and stars Will Arnett, Jayma Mays, J.B. Smoove, and Margo Martindale. In 2016, he portrayed Adam in the first and third episodes of the comedy-drama TV series “Better Things” entitled “Sam” and “Brown” respectively; the series stars Pamela Adlon, Hannah Alligood, and Mikey Madison. Charlie next played Chuck in the 2017 Matt Spicer-directed comedy film, “Ingrid Goes West”, which starred Aubrey Plaza as Ingrid Thorburn,, and Elizabeth Olsen who portrayed a social media star.
Wright made his career breakthrough in 2017 when he was cast as Rodrick in the David Bowers-directed family drama “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Haul.” Before it was released, 20th Century Fox uploaded its trailer on YouTube, and announced that Wright would be replacing the Canadian actor Devon Bostick, who had portrayed Rodrick Heffley in the other three installments of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” The trailer received 85% dislikes and the announcement resulted in a backlash on several social media platforms; fans of Bostick felt that Charlie wasn’t ideal for the role as the former was and even made the hashtag “NotMyRodrick” trend to boycott the film. Wright shared the screen with Jason Drucker, who played his brother Greg in the film. The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” films are based on the book series written by the accomplished author, Jeff Kinney. Although he didn’t receive as much positive exposure as he expected to for his role in the film, he contributed significantly to its mild success – it had a box office collection of around $40 million against a budget of $22 million.
In 2018, he guest-starred in the Hunter Ray Baker-directed short film, “The Great American Mud Wrestle.” Recently in 2021, he played Kelvin in the film “Yellowjackets.”
Wright was featured on the cover of “Boys by Girl” magazine in their August 2015 edition. He has also tried his hand at modeling, and was formerly signed with IMG Models.
Wright is very secretive when it comes to his romantic life. Additionally, he doesn’t like going for interviews and prefers to keep a low profile, so as a result, he’s inactive on social media. He’s described as a very humble and friendly person.
Charlie is unmarried without any children as of 2022.
Wright is the nephew of the acclaimed Satellite and Golden Globe-winning actress Robin Gayle Wright, famously known for her roles in the films “Forrest Gump” (1997), “Wonder Woman” (2017), and the soap opera “Santa Barbara.” He’s the cousin of the producer and actor, Hopper Penn, and the actress and model Dylan Frances Penn who are Robin Wright’s children with Sean Penn.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Charlie is of Caucasian ethnicity and has a set of brown eyes and brown hair. He has an athletic body, weighs approximately 140lbs (63kgs), and stands 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall. Moreover, he wears shoe size 9.5 (US) and his waist is around 28ins. He’s fond of wearing trendy outfits.
Despite his young age, Charlie has carved a niche for himself in the showbiz industry and has accumulated a good sum. He also earns from brand endorsement deals, and is authoritatively worth between close to $1 million as of 2022.
Charlie Wright’s Family
His Father, Richard G Wright
Richard has been described as an ‘eclectic photographer.’ He spent his childhood in several places such as New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Paris. He has served as the photographer in many adverts featuring his sister, Robin, and has also worked with various renowned Hollywood stars such as Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Michael Keaton, and John Malkovich.
His Mother, Florence D. Wright
Florence Deprez is of French and German roots; she’s a Hollywood-based producer, content creator, and creative director, the creator of INGENEUS MEDIA. She wrote and produced a few episodes of “The After School Awards” in 2011, “Something Borrowed, Something New” in 2013 and 2014, and “Closest Genius,” among others. She also produced the short “L’enchanteur” and “The Afterschool Awards.”
Charlie’s mother is an alumnus of Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. Deena Bustillo of Zimbio News selected her “Something Borrowed, Something New” as the best of 2014.
His Aunt, Robin Wright
Robin Gayle Wright hails from Dallas, Texas, and was born on 8 April 1966, which makes her 56 years old as of 2022. She rose to prominence for playing Kelly Capwell in the NBC soap opera “Santa Barbara” from 1984 to 1988, and starred in the film “The Princess Bride” in 1987.
Some of her next roles were in the 1999 drama “Message in a Bottle,” the 2000 superhero drama “Unbreakable,” the Daniel Craig-starred thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, and many more. 2013 saw her winning a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actress for her role in the Netflix TV series “House of cards.” She is an eleven-time nominee of the Emmy Award.
Wright was previously married to Dane Witherspoon from 1986 to 1988. She later became romantically linked with Madonna’s ex-husband, Sean Penn, in 1989; the duo shared two children before breaking up, but reconciled and subsequently walked the aisle in 1996. The duo later filed for a divorce in early 2009, finalized in July 2010.