N'Bushe Wright

N'Bushe Wright

Highest Rated: 88% Fresh (1994)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 20, 1970

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The strikingly beautiful, doe-eyed Wright began her career in dance, training at the prestigious studios of Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham. After studying acting for only a year at Stella Adler's studio in New York, Wright auditioned for writer-director Anthony Drazan's debut film "Zebrahead" (1992). Wright won the female lead of Nikki, a student who becomes caught up in an interracial triangle at an inner-city high school. Wright made her TV acting debut in "I'll Fly Away" (NBC, 1992-93), the groundbreaking dramatic series set against the backdrop of the American civil rights movement. Wright appeared in the recurring role of Claudia, a young activist who risks jail in her fight for an equal education. In her second feature film, Boaz Yakin's "Fresh" (1994), she portrayed the strung out junkie sister of the title character, a supporting role for which she received favorable notices. She then appeared in the Hughes Brothers' "Dead Presidents" (1995) as Delilah, a young woman filled with revolutionary ideas who participates in an armored car heist. In 1996 the actress found a recurring television role on the cop drama "New York Undercover" and had a small role in the indie feature "Johns." Director Neema Barnette cast Wright in the 1997 TV movie thriller "Close to Danger," in which she played a police detective, and she made a major impression as Dr. Karen Jenson opposite undead vampire hunter Wesley Snipes in the comic book supernatural thriller "Blade" (1998). She had a leading role in the comedy "Three Strikes" (2000) as two-strike offender Brian Hooks' love interest, and in 2001 landed a recurring part on the TV crime drama "UC: Undercover" (UPN, 2001-2002). In 2003 Wright found another recurring part on UPN's hip-hop music industry drama "Platinum" (2003) and reteamed with Neema Barnette for the hard-hitting women-in-prison drama "Civil Brand."

Highest rated movies

Fresh
Zebrahead
Blade
Dead Presidents
Civil Brand
3 Strikes

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Restraining Order Carla Monroe (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 61% Joy Road Nia (Character) - 2004
16% 81% Civil Brand Nikki Barnes (Character) $243.3K 2002
No Score Yet 20% Widows Unknown (Character) - 2002
0% 66% 3 Strikes Juanita (Character) $9.8M 2000
57% 78% Blade Dr. Karen Jenson (Character) $70.0M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet His and Hers Selena (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 61% Subway Stories Young Girl (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Like That Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close to Danger Detective Maggie Sinclair (Character) - 1997
45% 78% Dead Presidents Delilah Benson (Character) $24.1M 1995
88% 91% Fresh Nichole (Character) $7.7M 1994
75% 69% Zebrahead Nikki (Character) $1.1M 1992

TV

Credit
83% No Score Yet Platinum Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Widows Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 1999