- Won a Video-8 camera in a filmmaking contest and used it to make various short films.
- Frequently works with Simon Pegg (beginning with the British sitcom Asylum in 1996) and Nick Frost (beginning with the British sitcom Spaced in 1999).
- Big film break was with Shaun of the Dead, starring and cowritten by Pegg.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) was his first U.S. release.
- His brother Oscar, a comic book artist, contributes art and promotional pictures for Wright's films.