Your questions about Shuri, Black Panther, answered.

After watching Shuri in Marvel Studios’ 2018 comic movie, the Black Panther, many of us have since then asked questions about her, from wanting to know her age, nationality, height and so on.

We (Divine Elegance Fashion) wrote an article answering the top questions you have asked about Shuri.

So here are answers to the top questions asked about Shuri from the Black Panther.

Who played Shuri in Black Panther?

So who is Shuri in Black Panther? Her real name is Letitia Michelle Wright. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, but later moved to London with her parents at her young age.

According to her interview with Shondaland (link:, Letitia admits that moving to England opened a new world of opportunities for her. 

“I found that the opportunities and the things that I was exposed to in London were completely different than in Guyana because, in Guyana, we’re more focused on the academic side of things, the usual stuff of being a lawyer or a doctor or a teacher, and in the UK, you could be more. You’re given the opportunity to explore more, such as acting, or being a musician, or if you want to be an artist, like a painter, or script writer. Nobody’s going to frown at that; they have something to facilitate that and to nurture that.”

She also talks of how her first day at school in London taught her about the transition and how she had to mold herself into British society.

“My first day of school kind of taught me about the transition. I saw how different everything was. My accent was different from the other kids. The way I perceived myself was different. I had to start molding myself into British society, and the way the kids spoke at my school. The kids would look at me funny, like, "Why do you sound like you’re Jamaican, but you’re not Jamaican, where are you from?" So I started to then change the way I was speaking.”

Letitia’s interest in acting was inspired by Keke Palmer’s acting in an American 2006 movie, Akeelah and the Bee (link:

She made her first acting debut in 2011, appearing in Holby City and Top Boy. 

She has since appeared in several other films such as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

She has also been nominated for and won several awards such as MTV Movie & TV Awards and British Academy Film Awards.

How old is Shuri? 

Shuri (Letitia Wright) is 27 years old, born 31 October 1993.

What does Shuri do in Black Panther?

Shuri is the princess of the African fictional and powerful kingdom, Wakanda. She is the daughter of King T’Chaka and sister to King T'Challa.

She is also the person behind all the technology advancements in Wakanda. Her work as the king’s assistant included equipping King T’Challa with weapons he needed to protect Wakanda Kingdom.

Shuri also plays an important role in rescuing King T’Challa and Wakanda Kingdom from their cousin (and villain) Erik Killmonger.

Will Shuri be the next Black Panther? 

After the death of the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) in real life, there are many speculations about Shuri taking over as the Black Panther of the Wakanda Kingdom.

Chadwick Boseman died in August 2020 of colon cancer,  almost 2 years ahead of Black Panther 2 release. After his death, here’s what Disney tweeted about the fate of King T’challa in Black Panther 2.

Shuri might be the next Black Panther but King T’challa’s role will not be recast in Black Panther 2.

Shuri Black Panther neck piece: Can I have one for myself?

Absolutely. If you want to rock Shuri’s necklace, you can order it online from our store and we will deliver it to your doorstep.

You can also order other African traditional costumes from our store and also have them delivered to your doorstep.


So these are the answers to your questions about Shuri, Black Panther. Do you still have questions about Shuri that we didn’t cover in this post?

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