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© 2019 American Issues Initiative.

Narrated By Jeffrey Wright

Rigged’s narrator, Jeffrey Wright, is an award-winning actor, who gained critical acclaim for his legendary performances as Belize in both the Broadway and HBO productions of Angels in America. His roles include: Jean-Michel Basquiat in Basquiat, Colin Powell in Oliver Stone’s W., Dr. Valentin Narcisse in Boardwalk Empire, and currently stars as Bernard Lowe on HBO’s Westworld.

 

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Wright is an effective and passionate political activist across the globe. He is the founder of Taia Lion Resources, an ethical and sustainable mineral exploration company based in Sierra Leone.  Wright campaigned with and for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, and has been a prominent voice in the fight to preserve an American democracy that serves and honors all its citizens.

 

Of Rigged, Wright says, “The suppression of American voters is something we thought our country had moved past, and yet here we are in the 21st century still engaged in this battle over fundamental rights - a battle that began centuries ago and that Americans gave their lives fighting. This is a story that needs to be told – and heard. I was eager to play a part in telling it, and I hope ‘Rigged’ sounds an alarm that wakes America up to what we, as a nation, are losing — government by and for the people.”