N'Bushe Wright

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N'Bushe Wright
N'Bushe Wright.jpg
Wright in the film His & Hers
Born (1970-09-20) September 20, 1970 (age 44)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Education High School for the Performing Arts
Occupation Actress, Dancer
Years active 1992-present

N'Bushe Wright (pronounced nuh-BOO-shay, born September 20, 1970) is an American film/television actress and dancer. She is known mainly for her role as Dr. Karen Jenson in the 1998 film Blade.


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 (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.


Year Name Role Other notes
2011 A Talent for Trouble Marissa Montez
2006 Restraining Order Carla
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
2003 MVP Nia
2002 Widows Bella TV mini-series
2002 Civil Brand Nikki Barnes
2000 3 Strikes Juanita
1998 Blade Dr. Karen Jenson
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground segment "The Red Shoes"(TV)
1997 Squeeze Juliana
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
1994 Fresh Nichole
1992 Zebrahead Nikki


  • Recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign

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