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 45)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US
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 actress and dancer. She is known mainly for her role as Dr. Karen Jenson in the 1998 feature film Blade.


Within a year of attending Stella Adler's Studio, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's Zebrahead (1992). 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' feature film Dead Presidents (1995). Wright played Dr. Karen Jenson in Blade (1998).

In 1992, Wright played 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 has made guest appearances on several other television series, including New York Undercover, Homicide: Life on the Street, Chappelle's Show and Third Watch.

Wright also recorded a public service announcement for Deejay Ra's Hip-Hop Literacy campaign.

Personal life[edit]

A native of Brooklyn, she is the daughter of jazz musician Stanley Wright a.k.a. 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
2004 Joy Road Nia
2003 Platinum Maxine 'Max' Colt TV series
2003 MVP Nia
2002 Widows Bella TV mini-series; 4 episodes
2002 Civil Brand Nikki Barnes
2001 UC: Undercover Keisha TV series; 3 episodes
2000 3 Strikes Juanita
1998 Blade Dr. Karen Jenson
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground HBO movie; segment "The Red Shoes"
1997 Squeeze Juliana
1997 Close to Danger Detective Maggie Sinclair TV movie
1997 His and Hers Selena
1997 A Woman Like That
1996 New York Undercover Carol TV series; 5 episodes
1996 Johns X-Mas Junkie
1995 Dead Presidents Delilah Benson
1994 Fresh Nichole
1992–93 I'll Fly Away Claudia Bishop TV series; 5 episodes
1992 Zebrahead Nikki

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