Gabriella Wright (born 19 June 1982) is an English actress and model, best known for playing Queen Claude of France in the series The Tudors, Viola in the film The Perfect Husband, and Gina in the action thriller The Transporter Refueled. In addition to her acting and modeling careers, she is a humanitarian and activist with contributions to many international campaigns on gender-based violence and suicide prevention.
Wright’s humanitarian engagement dates back to 2004. She is the founder of the production company Conscious Intent which supports different media formats to promote “the human story”.
In 2019, she produced ‘I am Never Alone’, directed by Michel Pascal, which was the impetus for the Never Alone global campaign, which she founded with Deepak Chopra. Also with Chopra, she contributed the series titled ‘Telepathy and Autism’ to a meditation and yoga application, Mind Dive, which she co-developed as a tool to reduce stress and relieve trauma through meditation, science, yoga and films.
She shares her meditation practice with parolees in the greater Los Angeles area, facilitated by the Amity Foundation. She is a goodwill ambassador to Skypower, a solar company with a socio-economic impact model for developing nations, and is the honorary president of a grassroots charity in Myanmar that works in slums in and around Yangon.
As a motivational speaker, she advocates for an end to violence against women and girls and has lent her voice to UN Women and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women in London (2018) and in Los Angeles (2019) with Nicole Kidman. She has been a guest speaker at the Difficult Dialogues forum (2018) which compared the ‘Me too‘ movements in India and Hollywood and has also spoken numerous times at Carnegie Hall on healing trauma, the power of meditation and how to seek fulfillment, irrespective of life circumstances. Her recent engagement featured a powerful story of a young woman survivor of violence from Zimbabwe, which she narrated at the opening of the First UN Trust Fund Grantee Convention held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 October 24 2019, and a seminar on suicide prevention and self-awareness, which she delivered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India on 3 January 2020.