Bonnie Francesca Wright was born on 17 February 1991 in London, England, is an English actress, known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter fantasy film series adapted from the popular book series by J. K. Rowling.
Wright, the daughter of Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, jewelry designers who together run their own company, Wright & Teague. She has an older brother named Lewis. Wright attended Prior Western Primary and later the King Alfred School in North London for her secondary education. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Wright began attending London’s University of the Arts, London College of Communication, to study Film and Television Production. She plans to continue acting and to work behind the scenes after filming Harry Potter.
Wright auditioned for the role of Ginny Weasley because her brother said she reminded him of the character. Wright appears in the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, only in a small scene set at London King’s Cross railway station. Her role became more prominent with the second movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which her character begins studies at Hogwarts while dealing with a very powerful secret diary that begins to seize her soul and consciousness.
However, Wright’s role in the next film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was significantly smaller, but in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire she had a slightly larger role and in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix she had a role as one of the six characters fighting in the climactic battle. Wright reprises her role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where her character plays a central role as Harry Potter’s main love interest.
Wright reprised her role as Ginny Weasley in the final two-part film adaption of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Wright has also provided the voice of Ginny Weasley in the video game versions of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Wright starred in two television movies: 2002′s Stranded and 2004′s Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures, where she played the younger version of Agatha Christie. She had a guest role on Disney’s The Replacements voicing Vanessa in the season two premiere London Calling.
Wright signed to star in Sweat, a short film. Sweat is part of a project of five films called Geography of the Hapless Heart. She portrays Mia. The movie has a set release of 2011.
Wright was named the winner of the Most Edgy Look Award at the 2011 Rodial Beautiful Awards.
Wright has been featured in various photoshoots and interviews: including in the Evening Standard, Grazia Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, No. Magazine, The Times Luxx Magazine, Drama Magazine, The Daily Mail You Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Vanity Fair, ASOS Magazine, and Dirty Glam Magazine.
Wright enjoys dance, art, travelling and playing musical instruments, saxophone, the harmonica, piano and recorder, as well as sports including football, swimming, tennis, riding, ice skating, cycling and surfing.