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Wright in the film His & Hers
September 20, 1970 |
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US
|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). 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.
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.
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|2005||God's Forgotten House||Ebony|
|2004||He Say... She Say... But What Does GOD Say?||Alexandra Knight|
|2003||Platinum||Maxine 'Max' Colt||TV series|
|2002||Widows||Bella||TV mini-series; 4 episodes|
|2002||Civil Brand||Nikki Barnes|
|2001||UC: Undercover||Keisha||TV series; 3 episodes|
|1998||Blade||Dr. Karen Jenson|
|1997||Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground||HBO movie; segment "The Red Shoes"|
|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|
|1995||Dead Presidents||Delilah Benson|
|1992–93||I'll Fly Away||Claudia Bishop||TV series; 5 episodes|