Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action film. It was directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are playing the main lead roles in the movie. It was released on Netflix on December 22, 2017. Though it was harshly received by the Critics, giving it many negative comments, yet it became the most streamed movie on the Netflix. People enjoyed the movie thoroughly and gave positive response. Its sequel was ordered by Netflix but it was delayed and cancelled. The cast of Bright includes very talented and ingenious names and they tried to win their fans with their hard-work.
The story shows a world where humans and other mystical races live together. There are 9 races living together precisely, mainly orcs and elves. Magic is real but illegal to practice. There are very rare magical artifacts known as “magic wands” but only special individuals, Brights, can wield them without dying. There is an extremist group, Shield of Light, that prophesies the return of the Dark Lord. The whole story revolves around two cops, one human and one orc, who tries to confront racism and police corruption while protecting a magic wand and the elf girl who wields it.
Let’s find out more about the cast of Bright, their professional and personal lives and much more. Stay with us till the end of the article and enjoy the details!
Will Smith (Daryl Ward)
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is one of the best actors of the industry. Smith has enjoyed success on television, film and music. He goes by the nick name The Fresh Prince. Born on September 25, 1968, this evergreen actor is ranked as the most bankable actor by Forbes. He was called “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” by Newsweek, in April 2007. Smith gained popularity from the television hit series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-air. The series had 6 seasons, from 1990 to 1996.he set his goal to become the biggest movie star in the world and the list of his success is pretty long. He appeared in a number of super hit films. He is only actor who has 8 consecutive hit films grossing more than 100 million dollars each. He appeared as Genie in Aladdin, his role of Agent J in Men in Black was formidable. Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. They had a son Trey, who starred in Smith’s music video for the 1998 single, Just the Two of Us. The couple divorced in 1995. Smith married actress Jada Koren Pinkett on December 31, 1997. They have two children. In 2018, Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by performing a bungee jump from a helicopter in the Grand Canyon. Smith was insured by Lloyd’s of London for $200 million for the jump which raised money for the charity Global Citizen. His net worth is $ 350 Million.
Joel Edgerton (Nick Jakoby)
Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor and filmmaker who was born on June 23, 1974. He graduated from The Hills Grammar School in 1991 and attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney. His brother, Nash Edgerton, is a stuntman and filmmaker. Both brothers are a part of the Australian film collective Blue-Tongue Films. He was in a relationship with Olympic Gold medalist Cathy Freeman from 2003-2005. He has appeared in a number of films notably Star Wars II and III, The Great Gatsby, Bright, Black Mass, Red Sparrow and The King. He gained appreciation for his role in Bright. He has appeared as an Orc in the movie, who is a cop. Edgerton has been a distinguished ambassador for The Fred Hollows Foundation and he describes his activism as an escape from the materialistic life.
Noomi Rapace (Leilah)
Noomi Rapace is a Swedish actress who was born on December 28, 1979. Her fame game started with her movies The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Daisy Diamond, Beyond, The Monitor, Child 44 and Dead Man Down are other commendable films of Noomi. Rapace speaks fluent Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and English, in addition to her native Swedish. She often takes role in action films and mostly plays emotionally and physically abused or scarred women. Rapace married Swedish actor Ola Norell in 2001. The couple was blessed with a son, Lev, in 2003. However, they filed for divorce in 2010 and were officialy divorced the next year.
Lucy Fry (Tikka)
Lucy Elizabeth Fry is a young beautiful Australian actress, born on March 13, 1992. She began studying theater at an early age and started training with the Brisbane-based physical theater company, Zen Zen Zo. She was a runner-up in Girlfriend Magazine’s Model Search in 2007. 28-year-old this pretty actress started earning recognition from a television series, Lightening Point. Her first big screen break was Vampire Academy, in 2014. Fry was cast as Tikka, a young elf who possess powers over a magical wand, in the 2017 fantasy film Bright. She attained a purple belt in Karate, in February 2018.
Édgar Ramírez (Kandomere)
Édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano is a Venezuelan actor and former journalist. He was born on March 25, 1977. Being son of a military officer, Edgar spent most of his childhood traveling in different countries and as a result, he speaks 5 languages fluently: Spanish, English, French, German and Italian. He studied communication and worked in media as a journalist. He got a degree in mass communication in 1999. He intended to pursue international relations. He had a huge collection of some unique and expensive watches of worth 150,000 dollars, that were stolen by some thieves who broke into his apartment. He appeared in the Clash of the Titans and its sequel Wrath of the Titans. Edgar Ramírez supports the campaign “No Dispares”. He was named a Goodwill ambassador of UNICEF on November 12, 2010.
Ike Barinholtz (Pollard)
Isaac Ike Barinholtz is an American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, known as a cast member on MADtv. 43-year-old Ike was born on February 18, 1977. Ike co-wrote the film Central Intelligence and directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the comedy film The Oath. He worked at a telemarketing company and as a busboy before starting a career in comedy. He began working as a writer on The Mindy Project and was cast as Nurse Morgan Tookers in 2012. He married Erica Hanson in 2009 and have 3 daughters.
Ngô Thanh Vân (Tien)
Ngô Thanh Vân is a Vietnamese actress, singer and model. She is also known as Veronica Ngo or her initials NTV. She was born on 26 February 1979. Her family put her in a boat to cross the border, when she was 10, and she became a boat person who arrived in Norway without a family member. She returned to Vietnam after 10 years at the age of 20 and started her career as a model. She was second runner-up in a beauty pageant. She performed as a model for calendars, magazines and fashion collections. In 2020, Ngo was selected to jury the New York Asian Film Festival.
Alex Meraz (Serafin)
Alejandro “Alex” Meraz is an American actor, writer, dancer and martial artist. He is widely known for playing the shape-shifter in the film New Moon. 35-year-old young actor was born in Arizona on January 10, 1985. He is an avid painter and an illustrator. His first big film was The New World. He has won numerous tournaments in karate and the martial art of Capoeira. He is best known for The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Suicide Squad. Kim, his Vietnamese-American wife, married him on December 31, 2007. The couple have two children.
Dawn Olivieri (Sherri Ward)
Dawn Orienne Olivieri is an American actress born on February 8, 1981. She is best known for Heroes and House of Lies. She has worked in both television and film. Her appreciative roles include The Vampire Diaries, The Devil’s Den, True Blood, Knight Rider, Stargate: Atlantis and Hydra. She has also voice acted as Pepper Potts in the animated series, Avengers.
Brad William Henke (Dorghu)
Brad William Henke was born on April 10, 1966. He is an American actor and former National Football League and Arena Football League player. Henke was born in Columbus, Nebraska and he attended the University of Arizona. He played football as a defensive lineman. He began acting in 1994 and appeared in several commercials. His married life with his wife Katelin Chesna lasted from 2001 to 2008. His famous work includes Orange Is the New Black, The Stand and Manhunt.
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