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N'Bushe Wright Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 1970
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Beautiful N'Bushe Wright started out as a dancer, trained at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Dance, but then switched to acting, enrolling at Stella Adler's studio. Within a year, Wright was starring in [[Performer~P88234~Anthony Drazan~anthonydrazan]]'s [[Feature~V56128~Zebrahead~zebrahead]] (1992). That year, she won 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 received positive reviews for her moving portrayal of the drug-addicted older sister of the title protagonist in [[Performer~P117511~Boaz Yakin~boazyakin]]'s [[Feature~V131223~Fresh~fresh]] (1994). The following year, Wright played an idealistic Black Panther in the Hughes Brothers [[Feature~V135823~Dead Presidents~deadpresidents]] (1995). A native of New York City, she is the daughter of jazzman Suleiman-Marim and a Board of Education psychologist. Wright attended the Manhattan High School for the Performing Arts. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi