A Conversation With Actress and Writer Tanya Wright

My first thought upon meeting Tanya Wright at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival was “She’s beautiful.” My second thought, “I know this girl.” If you don’t know her by name, maybe you know her as Deputy Kenya Jones on “True Blood.” If not there, then surely you’ve seen her on “24”. You might even know her as LaMuzindah in 2001’s “The Brothers,” but most recently, she completed her debut fiction novel, “Butterfly Rising“, and also wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the inspirationalmovie slated for release as a feature film. It’s a story of friendship, loss, and redemption. In a candid conversation, she spoke about her book, her upcoming movie, her inspirations behind both, and her future endeavors.

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