Wright

The word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (e.g. a shipwright is a person who builds ships) and a British family name.

People with the family name

A

* Alexander Wright (soldier), British army private, awarded VC during the Crimean War
* Almroth Wright, British bacteriologist
* Alonzo Wright, Canadian politician
* Ambrose R. Wright, American Confederate General
* Amos Wright, Canadian politician
* Amy Wright, American actress
* Andrew Wright, Canadian multimedia artist
* Anthony Wright (quarterback), American football player
* Anthony David Wright, British politician, MP for Great Yarmouth
* Antoine Wright, American basketball player
* Ashley B. Wright, American politician

B

* Beals Wright, American tennis player
* Ben Wright, one of several people including
**Ben Wright (actor) (1915–1989), a British film and radio actor
**Ben Wright (cricketer), English cricketer
**Ben Wright (footballer), an English football player, currently playing in the Norwegian club I.K. Start
**Ben Wright (war) , an American participant in events leading up to the Modoc War of the 1870s
* Bernie Wright, British footballer and TV personality
* Betty Wright (born 1953), American musician
* Bill Wright (baseball player) (born 1914), an outfielder in the Negro Leagues, mentioned at Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 2006
* Billy Wright, one of several people including
**Billy Wright (footballer), English footballer
**Billy Wright (terrorist), Northern Ireland paramilitary killer
* Blanche Fisher Wright, illustrator
* Bob Wright, American television businessman and president, CEO, and chairman of NBC
* Bonnie Wright, English actress
* Brad Wright, TV writer
* Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer

C

* C. D. Wright, American poet
* Carroll D. Wright, American statistician
* Chalky Wright, Mexican boxer
* Charles Wright, one of several people, including
**Charles Wright (cricketer), English cricketer
**Charles Wright (poet) (born 1935), American poet
**Charles Wright (wrestler) (born 1961), American performance wrestler
**Charles Wright (botanist) (1811-1885)
* Chauncey Wright, American philosopher and mathematician
* Chely Wright, American singer
* Chris Wright (footballer), English footballer
* Christopher B. Wright, American webcomic writer
* Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef
* Cliff Wright, British illustrator
* Clyde Wright, a former Major League Baseball pitcher
* Craig Wright, one of several people including
**Craig Wright (cricketer), a Scottish cricketer
**Craig Wright (playwright), American playwright and "Six Feet Under" producer
** J. Craig Wright, American judge
* Crispin Wright, British philosopher

D

* D. Jeffrey Wright, conservationist, strategist, NGO organizer
* Daphne Wright, Lesbian American murderer
* Dare Wright, Canadian children's writer
* David Wright, one of several people including
**David Wright (baseball player), an American baseball player
**David Wright (British musician), composer and producer, co-founder of AD Music
**David Wright (footballer), a British footballer
**David Wright (politician), a British politician
* Debbie Wright, American singer
* Denny Wright, British guitarist
* Don Wright, American editorial cartoonist
* Doug Wright, American playwright
* Doug Wright II, Canadian cartoonist
* Doug Wright (cricketer), English cricketer

E

* E. M. Wright (1906-2005), British mathematician and coauthor of the "Hardy & Wright" number theory textbook
* Edgar Wright, English film director
* Edward Wright, can refer to one of several people:
** Edward Wright (mathematician) (1561-1615), English mathematician and cartographer, first to explain the mathematics of the Mercator projection.
**Gordon Wright (footballer), (1884-1947) an English footballer, also known as Edward Gordon Dundas Wright
**Edward L. Wright, an American astrophysicist and cosmologist
* Edwin M. Wright, American foreign relations expert
* Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright, American translator
* Elizur Wright, American theorist of life insurance
**Emily Wriht, English school girl
* Eric Wright, one of several people including
** Eric Wright, the rapper Eazy-E
** Eric Wright (footballer), football player in the NFL
** Eric Wright (writer), Canadian writer of murder mystery novels
** Eric Lloyd Wright, architect
* Erik Olin Wright, American sociologist
* Ernest Vincent Wright, American writer
* Eugene Wright (born 1923), musician

F

* Farnsworth Wright (1888–1940), editor of "Weird Tales"
* Fielding L. Wright, American politician
* Frances Wright, British-American lecturer
* Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
* Franz Wright (born 1953), poet
* Fred Wright, British author
* Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio personality

G

* G.V. Wright, Irish politician
* Gary Wright, American musician
* Georg Henrik von Wright (1916–2003), Finland-Swedish philosopher
* George Wright, one of several people including
** George Wright (sportsman), a 19th-century baseball player and manager, also active in golf and tennis
** George Wright (baseball outfielder) (born 1958), mentioned at Texas Rangers all-time roster
** George Wright (general), a U.S. general
** George Wright (governor) , a Canadian politician on the list of Lieutenant Governors of Prince Edward Island
** George Wright (lawyer), a former Solicitor General for Ireland
** George Wright (organist), a 20th-century U.S. organist
** George F. Wright, a Mayor of Honolulu
** George Frederick Wright, 1838–1921, American geologist and professor of the harmony of science and religion
** George G. Wright, a U.S. Senator from Iowa
* Gertrude Baniszewski, American murderer, also known as Gertrude Wright
* Gillian Wright, British actress
* Ginny Wright, American singer
* Graham Wright (artist), English artist
* Gregory Wright, one of several people including
**Gregory Wright (astrophysicist)
**Gregory Wright (comics), an American comic book writer

H

* Harold Wright, Canadian athlete and engineer
* Harold Bell Wright, early 20th century American author
* Harry Wright, baseball player
* Henry T. Wright , American archaeologist, National Geographic, on the list of University of Michigan faculty and staff
* Henry W. Wright
* Herbert Wright, one of several people including
** Herbert Wright (politician), a Canadian politician
** Herbert Wright (producer), a science fiction television producer and writer
* Horatio Wright, American general

I

* Ian Wright, English footballer and TV presenter
* Ian Wright (traveller), British traveller
* Iain Wright (born 1972), British politician

J

* Jackie Wright, British comedian
* Jaguar Wright, American singer
* Jake Wright, Hockey Player
* James Wright (governor) (1715–1785), British-American politician
* James Wright (inventor) (fl. mid-20th century), American inventor, creator of Silly Putty
* James Wright (poet) (1927–1980), American poet
* James A. Wright (1902–1963), American politician
* James C. Wright, Jr. (born 1922), American politician
* James Homer Wright (1869–1928), American pathologist
* James "Big Jim" Wright, American record producer also known as James Quenton Wright
* J. Skelly Wright (1911–1988), American circuit and district judge
* Jamey Wright, American baseball player
* Jamie Wright, Canadian ice hockey player
* Janet Wright, Canadian actress
* Jaret Wright, American baseball player
* Jay Wright, one of several people including
**Jay Wright (coach) (born 1961), men's head basketball coach of Villanova University
**Jay Wright (poet) (born 1935), American poet, winner of the 2005 Bollingen Prize
* Jeffrey Wright, American actor
* Jeremy Wright, one of several people including
** Jeremy Wright (blogger), a Canadian blogger
** Jeremy Wright (politician), a British politician
* Jeremiah Wright, American preacher
* Jim Wright, American politician
* Joanne Wright, British badminton player
* Joe Wright, film director ("Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement")
* John Wright, one of several people including
** John Wright (cricketer) (born 1954), member of the New Zealand cricket team, coach of the Indian cricket team
** John Wright (inventor), an inventor of electroplating (method patented, 1840)
** John Wright (politician), New Zealand MP, 1996–2002
** John Buckland Wright, New Zealand illustrator
** John Charles Wright (1861–1933) Anglican archbishop of Sydney, Australia
** John C. Wright (born 1961), science fiction and fantasy writer
** John Farnsworth Wright (1929–2001), British economist
** John Joseph Wright (1909–1979), Roman Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
** John Kirtland Wright (1891–1969), American geographer
** John Lloyd Wright, architect and toy designer, son of Frank Lloyd Wright
** John Vines Wright (1828–1908), member of U.S. and Confederate Congresses, and a state supreme court justice
* Johnny Wright (music manager), American music act manager
* Johnny Wright (footballer), Northern Irish footballer
* José Roberto Wright, former Brazilian football (soccer) referee
* Joseph Wright, one of several people including
** Joseph A. Wright (1810–1867), American politician, Governor of Indiana, 1849–1857
** Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797), painter
** Joseph Wright (art director) , Academy Award for Best Art Direction 1942 & 1962
** Joseph Wright (coach builder) , 19th century English railway rolling stock builder for Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Company
** Joseph Wright (linguist) (1855–1930), comparative philologist, dialectologist, author of grammar books for the Germanic languages
** Joseph Wright (rower), Toronto Argonauts, rowing at the 1904 Summer Olympics
** Joseph Robert Wright, Jr., American businessman
* Judith Wright (1915–2000), Australian poet

K

* Katharine Wright, teacher and sister of Wilbur and Orville
* Katie Wright, American actress
* Keith Wright, one of several people, including
** Keith Wright (American football), American football player
** Keith Wright (footballer), Scottish footballer
** Keith Wright (ice hockey), Canadian ice hockey player
* Keith L. T. Wright, American politician
* Keith R. Wright, American Deist
* Kit Wright, English poet and children's author
* Kristy Wright, Australian actress

L

* L. R. Wright (1939–2001), Canadian writer
* Lawrence Wright, American author
* Laura Wright, American actress
* Leo Wright, American jazz musician
* Lloyd Wright, architect
* Lorenzen Wright, basketball player
* Lorenzo Wright, American athlete
* Louis Wright, one of several people
* Luke Edward Wright, American politician
* Luke Wright (cricketer), English cricketer
* Luther Wright, former basketball player

M

* Manuel Wright, American football player
* Margaret Wright, one of several people including
** Margaret Wright, British Green Party politician
* Marian Wright Edelman (born 1939), American lawyer and founder of the Children's Defense Fund
* Mark Wright, one of several people including
**Mark Wright (footballer born 1963), football player and manager
**Mark Wright (rugby league footballer), former Australian rugby league player
**Mark Wright (writer), science fiction writer
* Martha Griffiths, American lawyer, also known as Martha Edna Wright
* Martin Wright, American anarchist
* Marty Wright, American wrestler
* Matthew Wright, British journalist
* Maurice Wright (1949– ), American composer for Escape from East Berlin
* Mauricio Wright, Costa Rican soccer player
* Max Wright, American actor
* Micah Wright, American writer
* Michael Wright, one of several people including
** Michael Wright (actor), American film and television actor
** Michael Wright (Australian politician), Australian Labor Party member of the South Australian House of Assembly
** Michael Wright (cyclist), English former professional road bicycle racer from 1962 to 1976
** Michael Wright (rapper), an old-school rapper known as Wonder Mike
* Mickey Wright, American golfer
* Mike Wright, American football player
* Milton Wright, American Methodist bishop and father of Orville and Wilbur
* Miranda Wright, fictional character from "Bonkers"

N

* Nathan Wright, English courtier
* Nate Wright, American football player

O

* Orville Wright (1871–1948), American inventor

P

* Pamela Payton-Wright, American actress
* Patrick Wright (academic), British cultural studies academic
* Patrick Wright, Baron Wright of Richmond, British diplomat
* Pete Wright (musician), bass player for the band Crass from 1977 until 1984
* Peter Wright, a former MI5 counterintelligence officer, "Spycatcher" author
* Peter Wright (martyr), English Jesuit
* Peter Wright (rugby league), Australian rugby league footballer
* Peter Wright (rugby union), Scottish rugby union footballer and coach
* Philemon Wright, Canadian farmer
* Phoenix Wright, a defense attorney and the main character of the Nintendo DS video game ""

Q

* Quincy Wright, American political scientist

R

* Randy Wright, American football player
* Richard Wright, one of several people, including
** Richard Wright (author), African-American author
** Richard Wright (footballer), England football goalkeeper
** Richard Wright (musician) (Rick), pianist and keyboard player of Pink Floyd
** Richard Wright (politician) , American politician, listed at North Carolina General Assembly election, 2004
** Richard B. Wright, Canadian author
* Robert Wright, one of several people, including
** Robert Wright (historian), British Royal Air Force historian and biographer of Hugh Dowding
** Robert Wright (journalist), journalist and author of books popularizing sociobiology and game theory
**Robert Wright (judge), Lord Chief Justice of England from 1687 to 1688
** Robert Wright (politician), (1752–1826), American politician, early 19th century governor and congressman from Maryland
**Robert Wright (writer) (1914–2005), American writer of musical theatre
**Robert Wright, Jr., FBI agent and critic of FBI counterterrorism
**Robert Charles Wright (born 1943), American businessman
**Robert K. Wright, Jr. (born 1946), American historian
* Robin Wright (author), "Washington Post" staff writer
* Robin Wright Penn (born 1966), American actress
* Ronald Wright, Canadian writer
* Ronald Selby Wright, Church of Scotland minister
* Ruggles Wright, Canadian lumber merchant

* Samuel E. Wright, American actor
* Sarah Wright, American actress
* Sewall Wright (1889–1988), biologist
* Shannon Wright, American singer-songwriter
* Shaun Wright-Phillips (born 1981), English footballer
* Silas Wright (fl. 1840s), American politician
* Simon Wright, Australian drummer
* Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter
* Stephen Wright (English footballer), English footballer
* Stephen Wright (writer), American writer
* Steve Wright, English broadcaster
* Steven Wright (born 1955), comedian
* Stevie Wright, frontman of Australian band The Easybeats
* Susan Barrantes, the mother of Sarah, Duchess of York. Also known as Susan Mary Wright
* Susan Webber Wright, American judge
* Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter

T

* Teresa Wright, American actress
* Theodore Wright, British soldier
* Theodore Paul Wright, American aeronautical engineer
* Theodore S. Wright, African-American abolitionist
* Thomas Wright (disambiguation), one of several people including
**Thomas Wright (antiquarian) (1810–1877), British antiquarian and writer
**Thomas Wright (astronomer) (1711–1786), English astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect and garden designer
**Thomas Wright (geologist) (1809–1884), Scottish surgeon and palaeontologist
**Thomas Edward Wright, a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
**Thomas J. Wright, film director
* Todd Wright, American sports broadcaster
* Tom Wright (disambiguation), one of several people including
**Tom Wright (actor), a film actor
**Tom Wright (baseball player)
**Tom Wright (CFL), commissioner of the Canadian Football League
**Tom Wright (rugby league footballer)
**Tom Wright (theologian)
* Tommy Wright (disambiguation), one of several people including
** Tommy Wright (footballer born 1944), footballer for Everton and England
** Tommy Wright (footballer born 1984), English footballer who played for Leicester City in the early 2000s
** Tommy Wright (footballer born 1966), Scottish footballer who played for Leicester City in the late 1980s and early 1990s
** Tommy Wright (footballer born 1963), Northern Irish footballer
* Tony Wright, one of several people including
**Tony Wright (Staffordshire politician), British politician, MP for Cannock Chase
* Turbutt Wright (1741–1783), American planter & politician
* Tyler Wright, Canadian ice hockey player

V

* Vivian Wright, fictional character from "Dream Team"
* Virginia Wright , (born 1958–), author, mentioned in Broken Obelisk
* Victoria Wright, (born 1994), singer/actress/dancer

W

* Wallace Duffield Wright, British soldier
* Whitaker Wright, English businessman
* Wilbur Wright (1867–1912), American inventor
* Will Wright (actor) (born 1891), American character actor
* Will Wright (cyclist) (born 1973), Welsh cyclist
* Will Wright (game designer), American computer game designer most known for developing "SimCity" and "The Sims"
* S. S. Van Dine, American writer, also known as Willard Huntington Wright
* William Wright, one of several people including
**Dan DeQuille, American author author, newspaperman, and humorist, also known as William Wright
**William Wright (author), author of "Harvard's Secret Court: The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals"
**William Wright (Orientalist) (1830–1889)
**William Wright (poet), (1782–?) Scottish poet
**William Wright (politician) (1794–1866), mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and US Senator
**William Wright (privateer), English privateer in French service and later buccaneer who raided Spanish towns in the late 1600s
**William Aldis Wright, English writer
**William Barton Wright, British railway engineer
**William Hammond Wright (1871–1959), American astronomer
**William Henry Wright (1876–1951), Canadian industrialist and publisher
* Wm. Robert Wright, Latter Day Saint historian
* Winky Wright, American boxer
* The Wright brothers (Wilbur and Orville Wright), airplane inventors.


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