N'Bushe Wright Movies and Career Information
Sep 20, 1970
New York City
N'Bushe Wright (pronounced nuh-BOO-shay, born September 20, 1970 in New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American film and television actress, known mainly for her part in Blade. A native of New York City, she is the daughter of jazzman Suleiman-Marim Wright. Her mother is a psychologist with the New York City Board of Education. Within a year of attending Stella Adler's Studio, Wright was starring in Anthony Drazan's 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 Boaz Yakin's Fresh (1994). The following year, Wright played an idealistic member of the Black Panther Party in the Hughes Brothers Dead Presidents (1995). Wright has made guest appearances on several television series, including New York Undercover, Homicide: Life on the Street, Chappelle's Show, and Third Watch. She is referenced in Mary J. Blige's song I Can Love You in Lil' Kim's verse.