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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