|Real Name:||Dominick Wright|
|Birthday:||January 25, 2001|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Occupation:||American Actor, Son of Eazy-E|
Dominic Wright is the son of the late American rapper Eazy-E. Yet, unlike his father, he chose a career in acting rather than music. His father was regarded as one of the godfathers of rap music.
Dominic has enjoyed a rather comfortable life. How much do you know about his early life, educational background, and professional career? Let’s take a look.
Who Is His Father?
Born Eric Lynn Wright in September 1964, Eazy-E was an American rapper who popularized West Coast rap and gangsta rap. He was one of the founding members of the N.W.A group and its label, Ruthless Records.
Born and raised in Compton, California, Eazy-E had legal troubles before founding his Ruthless Records label in 1987. In the beginning, he had a solo career, yet frequently collaborated with Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
Eventually, they joined forces and formed N.W.A. Their debut studio album, Straight Outta Compton was released in 1988. Many rappers to this day consider it one of the greatest and most influential albums ever.
NWA released two more albums, with the last one Niggaz4Life in 1991. After that, they soon disbanded. The disputes were largely over money. Eazy-E became embroiled in bitter rivalries with Ice Cube and Dre who had departed for solo careers in 1989 and 1991.
Speaking of his early childhood, Wright was born in a Los Angeles suburb noted for high crime rates and gang culture. His father was a postal worker, while his mother was a school administrator. He dropped out of high school in the tenth grade but later received a GED.
He supported himself by selling drugs. His manager Jerry Heller recalls Eazy-E selling marijuana, but not cocaine.
By 1986, at the age of 22, he allegedly earned more than $250,000 from dealing drugs. But after his cousin, who was also part of the business, was shot and killed, Wright decided he could make a better living from the hip-hop scene that was growing in popularity.
During the 1980s, he recorded in his parent’s garage, and eventually started Ruthless Records. The original idea came when Wright asked Heller to go into business with him. He suggested a half-ownership company, but it was decided that Wright would get 80% and Heller 20%.
Heller told Wright, “Every dollar comes into Ruthless, I take twenty cents. That’s industry standard for a manager of my caliber. I take twenty, you take eighty percent. I am responsible for my expenses and you’re responsible for yours. You own the company. I work for you”.
Eazy had a successful run with Dre and Ice Cube as NWA, but the split came after Jerry Heller became their manager. Dre recalls, “The split came when Jerry got involved. He played the divide and conquer game. Instead of taking care of everybody, he picked one nigga to take care of and that was Eazy. And Eazy was like, I’m taken care of, so fuck it!”
In the upcoming years, Dre and Eazy E continued their feud through lyrics on their tracks.
Dominic Wright was born to parents Eric Lynn Wright and Tomica Woods in Los Angeles. Born in September 1991, he is 31 years of age as of June 2023. His father was one of the founding members of the gangsta rap group NWA.
When he was born, his parents were dating at the time, but they were not married. Soon after Eazy’s health began to deteriorate, they got married in March 1995. Only 12 days later, the rap legend passed away.
Dominic spent only two years with his father because of Eazy’s early demise. The rapper’s sudden death was surrounded by multiple conspiracy theories generated a buzz in 1995. Eventually, the conclusion was AIDS-induced pneumonia.
As a teenager, Dominic Wright started a modeling career. He posed for several brand deals but had little success in it. Then, he began his acting career in 2010.
His first moderately successful film appearance was in Complete Rewrite. Other notable works include Indie Wood, The Fairy Prince, Mistaken, and Count on Me.
Dominic dreamed about acting since his childhood. Rising to prominence as the son of a rap legend, he found success as a stuntman, actor, biker, and model.
He found success in the acting world, unlike his sister Diajah Wright, who is a female rapper.
His Parents’ Love Story
Eazy-E had multiple relationships throughout his life. But none is a bigger love story than the one with Tomica Woods. They met at a Los Angeles nightclub in 1991 and instantly fell in love. They knew each other from before but weren’t dating.
Fun fact: Tomica turned him down several times before they began dating. As she says, she wasn’t seeking his money. That is why Eazy loved her more than other girls.
Woods was someone for whom the rapper was willing to go to any length. Their friends called them love birds. Before he died, Eazy said she is the woman he considers his life partner despite the several hookups.
They tied the knot on March 14, 1995, in a hurry. The rapper was already diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at the time and had a hard time. In the beginning, they thought he only had a cough.
At the time, Dominic Wright was two years old, and Tacoma was pregnant with their daughter, Diajah Wright.
Does He Have Siblings?
Dominic’s father was notorious for having different women and fathering children. In total, he fathered 11 children. But Dominic has only one biological sibling, his sister Daijah Wright.
His half-siblings include Marquise Wright, David Wright, Lil Eazy-E Wright, Erin Bria Wright, Ebie Wright, Erica Wright, and Raven Wright.
His half-sibling Eric Darnell Wright is the CEO of the music company NWA Entertainment. And his half-sister Bria Wright is a promising singer and co-executive producer on the A Ruthless Scandal docuseries.
Is He On Social Media?
No, we couldn’t find any profile with his name attached to it. If you do a Google Search, you will find multiple Instagram accounts with the name Dominic Wright.
But none of them is the Dominic we are talking about here, the son of Eazy E. His father passed away in 1995, at a time when there was no social media.
Dominic is the son of a rap legend, but he has not chosen the same path. Instead, he chose a career in acting. He got a few decent roles, including in movies like Mistaken and Count on Me. He has also worked as a model and a biker.
His acting career and modeling career are his two main sources of acting. As of June 2023, he has a net worth of $1 million.
As for his father, at the time of his passing, Eazy-E had a net worth of $8 million.