Trazana Beverley is an American stage and film actress. She received an MFA in Acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program. She is the first African American actress to receive a Tony Award for "Best Featured Actress in a Play" (for the 1977 Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf), having previously won a Theatre World Award for the Off-Broadway production. She shared a cast Obie Award for the latter. In addition, Beverley earned 1977 Theatre World and Drama Desk Awards for the Broadway version.