Wright in the film His & Hers, 1997.
September 20, 1970 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Education||High School for the Performing Arts|
Within a year of attending Stella Adler's Studio, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead (1992). That year, she won the recurring role of Claudia, a black civil rights activist fighting for equal opportunities in education in the acclaimed but short-lived NBC television drama I'll Fly Away. She received positive reviews for her moving portrayal of the drug-addicted older sister of the title protagonist in Boaz Yakin's Fresh (1994). The following year, Wright played an idealistic member of the Black Panther Party in the Hughes Brothers Dead Presidents (1995). Wright played Dr. Karen Jenson in Blade (film) (1998). Wright has made guest appearances on several television series, including New York Undercover, Homicide: Life on the Street, Chappelle's Show, and Third Watch.
A native of Brooklyn, she is the daughter of jazzman Stanley Wright aka Suleiman-Marim Wright (1949-2011). Her mother is a psychologist with the New York City Board of Education.
|2011||A Talent for Trouble||Marissa Montez|
|2005||God's Forgotten House||Ebony|
|2004||He Say... She Say... But What Does GOD Say?||Alexandra Knight||Joy Road||2003||Platinum (TV series)||Maxine 'Max' Colt|
|2002||Civil Brand||Nikki Barnes|
|1998||Blade||Dr. Karen Jenson|
|1997||Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground||segment "The Red Shoes"(TV)|
|1997||Close to Danger||Detective Maggie Sinclair||TV movie|
|1997||His and Hers||Selena|
|1997||*A Woman Like That|
|1996||Johns z||Christmas Junkie|
|1995||Dead Presidents||Delilah Benson|
- Recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign