Many are bound to know Robin Wright. She played one of the Amazon warriors in the recent superhero film, Wonder Woman. She also played the iconic role of Frank Underwood’s wife, Claire Underwood in the Netflix hit show, House of Cards. However, not many would know about her nephew and fellow actor, Charlie Wright. Certainly not if they haven’t seen films like Ingrid Goes West and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Charlie is part of a slew of new actors who have joined the industry in recent years, with the aspiration of having a successful career as many aspiring actors have had before him, just like her aunt, Robin. Learn more about the budding star below.
Biography – Who is Charlie Wright From Diary of a Wimpy Kid and What is His Age?
Charlie Wright’s career has certainly enjoyed mixed results since he became a professional actor. On the one hand, early on into his career, he starred in a couple of feature-length movies, a necessity for any budding actor to get the exposure that preserves his name in the industry, on the other hand, at least one of them has seen significant protest from fans of the film, specifically Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, where he was cast to replace Devon Bostick in the 2017 installment of the film series. It is not the perfect streak Charlie would have liked, but it certainly gave his nature that exposure. It is the rollercoaster that Charlie Wright has been on since he became a professional actor in 2014, 15 years after he was born in Los Angeles, California. He was born to parents, Richard Wright, and Florence Deprez.
When it comes to his background, not much is known about the life of Charlie Wright whose family members include children of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, Hopper Jack Penn and Dylan Penn, who are his cousins. Charlie continues the line of intercultural relationships that has become the norm in modern life. He is of English, Spanish, Swedish, French and Japanese descent, having been born to parents who have ancestry from the various cultures, specifically his mother, Florence Deprez is of French-Japanese descent.
Since Wright made his debut in 2014, he has gone on to star so far in two television shows and films. He starred in his second television show, Better Things in 2016 as Adam after making his debut on the TV show, The Millers, as Young Adam. His first film, was the comedy, Ingrid Goes West in 2017, which starred Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Pom Klementiff in the moderately successful film. Charlie Wright played the character Chuck in the film. The performance of Charlie in Ingrid Goes West and his audition performances later got him cast as the replacement actor for Devon Bostick in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The announcement of the replacement was met with a very hostile reception from fans of the film series which had seen three film releases before The Long Haul. Although they did not enjoy global popularity, the film enjoyed a cult following among fans of the series and the book series written by Jeff Kinney which the franchise was based on.
Although he was not the only actor to replace the old cast of the film series, Charlie, playing one of the popular characters in the series, Rodrick Heffley was faced with strong criticism by fans of the series. With the hashtag #NotMyRodrick which dominated social media, fans boycotted the film, it also ensured that Charlie Wright did not attain the full extent of positive exposure he hoped to achieve with the film. The project had a mild success of about $40 million in the box office with a $22 million budget.
Apart from being an actor, Charlie is also a writer and a model, having appeared on the cover of the magazine, Boys by Girls in 2015.
Charlie Wright’s net worth at this moment in his career is believed to be $450,000. The young actor who has a couple of acting credits to his name thus far still has a long way to go in his career and thus have every chance to build his net worth to his desires.
Charlie Wright’s decision to become a professional actor aligned him properly into the family trade. His aunt, Robin Wright, is the most popular member of their family. Some of her film credits include The Princess Bride (1987), Message in a Bottle (1999), How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (1999), Nine Lives (2005), The Conspirator (2010), André the Giant (2018) and many others. Charlie’s mother, Florence Deprez is a producer, while his cousins Hopper Jack Penn and Dylan Penn are also in the entertainment industry as actors.