If you have read the books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or you are a fan of the film franchise, you are most likely going to know Charlie Wright. He played Rodrick Heffley in the final film of the franchise; a casting that resulted in a protest by fans of film series. Regardless of the unpleasant reception, Charlie received for a major project like that, he has remained a growing actor, determined to follow in the footsteps of other members of his family who have cemented their place in the movie industry like his aunt, the formidable Robin Wright.
In the acting profession, some movies fail while some succeed. Some performances are praised but some are criticized. The trick to becoming a successful actor is making sure the positives outweigh the negatives, and in terms of that, Charlie Wright is well on his way becoming a successful actor.
Here is a quick look at who Charlie Wright is and five interesting facts about him.
Charlie Wright’s Biography
Charlie was born in 1999. His specific birth date is unknown, a fact that is expected to change as he grows further in the industry as an actor. He is however known to have been born in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Richard Wright and Florence Deprez.
It is not particularly strange when a Los Angeles born and raised person chooses to become an actor, especially when they are closely related to one of the biggest actresses in the industry. Charlie’s decision to become an actor came as no surprise to members of his family and he got his film debut in Ingrid Goes West, playing the character, Chuck. The film which starred Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen was a critical success, earning an excellent 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He made the debut in 2017 and in the same year, starred in the biggest controversy of his career thus far. He was cast as the replacement actor for Devon Bostick to play the character, Rodrick Heffley in the 2017 installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series.
Fans of the franchise took to social media to protest the casting, with many using the hashtag, #NotMyRodrick. Despite the widespread dislike of his casting, major players involved in the film process came to his defense, offering public support, including the writer of the book which spurred the film franchise, Jeff Kinney. Nevertheless, while the support ensured that he is set to continue to appear in the role in possible future iterations, it couldn’t keep the 2017 film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul from being the lowest earning film in the box office of the series. The film earned a total of $40.1 million, $37 million less than its predecessor.
Other appearances for Charlie Wright include the television shows, The Millers and Better Things.
Five Facts About Charlie Wright
1. He Is A Creative
As a member of a family that is very well involved in creative arts, Charlie Wright’s creative interest isn’t just limited to acting. He is also a writer.
2. He Is A Model
A look at Charlie Wright tells you that he would easily fit in as a model. The actor, at a young age already stands at an impressive 6 feet and weighs 62kg. He sports a lean body. This attractive physique has already been put to use by a magazine, Boys by Girls, where he appeared as a model in the August 2015 edition of the magazine.
3. He Is Multi-ethnic
Charlie Wright is a part of a group of people who have multiple ancestries as a result of inter-racial marriages, which is on the increase across the world. Charlie is of French and Japanese descent from his mother’s side and is of English, Spanish, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry from his father’s side of the family.
4. He Is Worth $450,000
He might have a young career and a limited number of roles to his name, but appearing in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and his other roles have helped him to decent net worth for an actor of his status. With a net worth of $450,000, Charlie Wright has a chance to pursue his creative interests.
5. He Is From A Hollywood Family
As mentioned earlier, he is the nephew of the popular actress, Robin Wright. What hasn’t been mentioned is that his mother, Florence Deprez, is a producer; while his cousins, Hopper Jack Penn, and Dylan Penn are also actors.