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Quiz American actor Jeffrey Wright

June 15th, 2011
06:29 PM ET

Jeffrey Wright is an American actor best known for his Golden Globe and Emmy Award performance in the critically acclaimed mini-series "Angels in America."

The Washington-born star has also been lauded for his work on stage and in films including Shaft, Broken and Source Code.

But Wright's biggest reward has come from helping the people of Sierra Leone rebuild their lives.

He first traveled to the country 10 years ago, just as the country was coming out of its decade long civil war.

Wright fell in love with the country and saw its potential for growth.

In 2007, he set up the Taia Peace Foundation which is dedicated to stimulating economic development in Sierra Leone by initiating projects that employ local villagers.

Most recently, the foundation celebrated the completion of a 29 kilometer road in the country's far east. Not only was the road reconstructed, but the money to build it was filtered back into the local community.

Here's your chance to have your questions answered by Jeffrey Wright.

Please leave your questions below and be sure to include where you're writing from.  

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jamie

    Choosing to become an actor.....is that the most important decision you've had to make in your life?

    June 17, 2011 at 5:24 am | Reply
  2. Rasheed

    Have you been cast to appear in the next Bond movie as Felix Leiter again? Also, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities in Africa? Thank you.

    June 17, 2011 at 11:55 am | Reply
  3. qwanell akut

    how did this whole started? Is it a dream come true or what will you call it!

    June 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  4. Abdi M. Adam

    A part from Taia Peace Foundation which is dedicated to stimulating economic development in Sierra Leone, is their any other foundation in Africa or any third world country you initiated after?

    From Tanzania, East Africa

    June 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  5. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello John Malkovich and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from John Malkovich on the following questions:

    – What can we expect from you in 2011 and beyond?

    I am awaiting John Malkovich’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    June 20, 2011 at 12:06 am | Reply
  6. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Jeffrey Wright and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Jeffrey Wright on the following questions:

    – What can we expect from you in 2011 and beyond?

    I am awaiting Jeffrey Wright’s replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    June 20, 2011 at 12:07 am | Reply
  7. Keira

    I'd like to ask Jeffrey the following: What was it specifically about Sierra Leone that captivated him enough to do this? What would he say to people who ask "why Sierra Leone?" & those who think 'charity starts at home.'

    Big fan of his work in "Angels in America"

    Thanks!

    Keira
    NYC

    June 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  8. Name*

    Mr. Wright has demonstrated high sense of committment, responsility and deepest love to poor Africans country and its citizenry. This gesture cannot be fogotten in a hurry. Weldone !!!what other humanitarian ventures would you want to undertake again in he continent Africa and in what country? From Nigeria

    July 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Reply

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