Underappreciated Actress of Color #21: N'Bushe Wright

When Hollywood finally decides to start making classy, accurate epics about historical African figures when hell freezes over, it would do well to cast N'Bushe Wright in the role of a queen or deity.  She would suit either one.

Tell me this woman isn't fine as hell.

Most of you may recognize her face and name from Blade (1998), much like the preceeding goddess.  Her character was heroic, intelligent, beautiful, and capable of vulnerability (even if the latter did come off a bit erotic-ish).  And like the preceding goddess, Miss Thang here is highly gifted in more than just acting.

Now...very quickly list, oh, six blockbusters she's starred in since Blade.  Don't worry.  I'll wait.

Oh...you're having trouble with that?  Gee, wonder why?

Hollywood seriously fucked up when they let this gem go to waste, guys.  Tell me again why she's been neglected while actresses who are far less talented and attractive are rolling in more money and success than God (the male one, by the way; not the female one I sometimes refer to).


  1. I'm so glad you listed her. She is truly magnificent. I first spotted her opposite Michael Rapaport in "Zebrahead" back in the 90's.

    I've been a fan ever since. I also love Kimberly Elise as well. Gifted woman and thoroughly underappreciated.

  2. Thanks for mentioning Kimberly Elise!!!

    I'm not even sure where to begin on her...talked ABOUT underappreciated....

  3. I know I'm a bit late to post under this topic, but I had to say that, in my opinion, N'Bushe should have been asked/selected to play Storm in the X-Men movies. I think that Hollywood seriously dropped the ball on that one - "Hey, we need a black actress...doesn't matter who, as long as she's black." I stay pissed off over that.

    I just had to say that :)

  4. Just love her find her beautiful

  5. Why don't these women get more work? I mean, they are gorgeous, talented, and don't turn into plastic filled, barely human creatures b/c they don't have to abuse medical science to maintain their looks.
    What is the point in white actresses who are unrecognizable b/c of desperate face lifts and who cannot move their faces and actually convey any emotion b/c of fillers and botox?
    And I'm so tired of reading overly complimentary reviews of women who basically look like the crypt-keeper and have on 25 layers of makeup (just saw glowing praise of the "ageless" Sophia Lorean and she looks awful and has had a lot of awful surgery).
    Why is no one praising the naturally glorious loooks of black women that have looked the same for the past 20 years, like Angela Bassett?

    1. One word, three syllables: Competition.

  6. I love this beautiful woman. Her talet catches my eye in everything she has done. Her beauty is a simple vision that GOD is real! I hope one day I get to meet her. But if not, I still going to support whatever she's in.


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