N'Bushe Wright (// ən-BOO-shay; born September 20, 1970) is an American actress and dancer. She attended and trained as a dancer at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Dance. She is known mainly for her role as Dr. Karen Jenson in the 1998 feature film Blade.
Wright in the film His & Hers
|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.
Wright attended the Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts. A native of Brooklyn, Wright’s mother was a psychologist with the New York City Board of Education, who died in 2009 after 40+ years of marriage to Wright’s father, jazz musician Stanley Wright a.k.a. Suleiman-Marim Wright, who was murdered in 2011.
|1992–93||I'll Fly Away||Claudia Bishop||TV series; 5 episodes|
|1995||Dead Presidents||Delilah Benson|
|1996||New York Undercover||Carol||TV series; 5 episodes|
|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|
|1998||Blade||Dr. Karen Jenson|
|2001||UC: Undercover||Keisha||TV series; 3 episodes|
|2002||Widows||Bella||TV mini-series; 4 episodes|
|2002||Civil Brand||Nikki Barnes|
|2003||Platinum||Maxine 'Max' Colt||TV series|
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Calvin's girlfriend||Season 2, Episode 2; Wac Arnold's skit|
|2004||He Say... She Say... But What Does GOD Say?||Alexandra Knight|
|2005||God's Forgotten House||Ebony|
|2018||A Talent for Trouble||Marissa Montez|
- Longsdorf, Amy (October 6, 1995). "'Dead Presidents' Stars Elect to Explore the Dark Side of Life". The Morning Call. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- Hecht, Tony. "N'Bushe Wright Biography". IMDb. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
- Greenblatt, Leah (July 16, 2018). "Blade Oral History: Wesley Snipes and the Cast Look Back at a Modern Cult Classic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "N'Bushe Wright/Deejay Ra Release Literacy PSA". Cision PR Web. June 29, 2005. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- D'Auria, Carol (May 11, 2011). "Musician Stanley Wright Found Dead In Storage Trunk At Brooklyn Home". CBS New York. Retrieved December 17, 2018.