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Tanya Wright

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Tanya Wrightis an American actress. She portrays Deputy Kenya Jones in True Blood. She joined the cast as a recurring guest star in the first season and remains in this role as of the fifth season.


A native of the Bronx, New York, Wright, a highly intuitive and independent woman, figuratively grew up with her mother who was 15 years of age when she gave birth to the first of four children. It was her grandmother's support and loving guidance that served as the cornerstone of her youth. While her mother earned graduate degrees and became a health care professional, she and her younger sister received scholarships to the George School in Pennsylvania, a Quaker boarding school. Wright then completed an independent/writing major at Vassar College.

Once Wright settled into her new L.A. life, she began to write, motivated by an absence of challenging roles for African American women.

Selected filmographyEdit

  • The Cosby Show
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Family Matters
  • Buddies
  • Moesha
  • 24
  • NYPD Blue
  • True Blood

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