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TANYA WRIGHT BIO Tanya is a two time winner of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Award, Best Acting Ensemble for her portrayal of Crystal Burset in Orange is the New Black. She appears as NSA Adviser of the United Staes in Season 5 (2018) of CBS' Madame Secretary and starred for 7 seasons as Deputy Kenya Jones on HBO's True Blood. An entrepreneur, ... See full bio »

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(2010)
True Blood Deputy Kenya Jones
(2008-2014)
The Brothers LaMuzindah
(2001)
24 Patty Brooks
(2001-2002)

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 2018 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Dana Cook
- E Pluribus Unum (2018) ... Dana Cook
 2013-2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Crystal Burset
- Be Free (2018) ... Crystal Burset
- Friends in Low Places (2016) ... Crystal Burset
- People Persons (2016) ... Crystal Burset
- Power Suit (2016) ... Crystal Burset
- A Tittin' and a Hairin' (2015) ... Crystal Burset
 2018 I'm Dying Up Here (TV Series)
Nurse
- Deathbed Confessions (2018) ... Nurse
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Liana Depaul
- Message Discipline (2014) ... Liana Depaul
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Deputy Kenya Jones
- Lost Cause (2014) ... Deputy Kenya Jones (credit only)
- Death Is Not the End (2014) ... Deputy Kenya Jones
- Fire in the Hole (2014) ... Deputy Kenya Jones
- I Found You (2014) ... Deputy Kenya Jones
- Jesus Gonna Be Here (2014) ... Deputy Kenya Jones
 2013 The Carrie Diaries (TV Series)
- Express Yourself (2013)
 2012 Why Stop Now?
Lisa
 2011 Aide-de-Camp (Short)
Anna
 2010 Butterfly Rising
Rose
 2007 Standoff (TV Series)
Diana Marsh
- Lie to Me (2007) ... Diana Marsh
 2007 ER (TV Series)
Megan Strand
- Sea Change (2007) ... Megan Strand
 2006 Windfall (TV Series)
Dr. Bailey
- Urgent Care (2006) ... Dr. Bailey
 2005 Ralph & Stanley (Short)
Dr. Reynolds
 2003-2004 The Handler (TV Series)
Marcy
- Wedding Party (2004) ... Marcy
- The Big Fall (2004) ... Marcy
- Give Daddy Some Sugar (2004) ... Marcy
- Acts of Congress (2004) ... Marcy
- Bleak House (2004) ... Marcy
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Lily's Mother
- Touched by an Idol (2004) ... Lily's Mother
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Officer Maya Anderson
- Maya Con Dios (2002) ... Officer Maya Anderson
- One in the Nuts (2002) ... Officer Maya Anderson
- You've Got Mail (2002) ... Officer Maya Anderson
- Ho Down (2002) ... Officer Maya Anderson
- Better Laid Than Never: Part 2 (2002) ... Officer Maya Anderson
 2001-2002 24 (TV Series)
Patty Brooks
- 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2002) ... Patty Brooks
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2002) ... Patty Brooks
- 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2002) ... Patty Brooks
- 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2002) ... Patty Brooks
- 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2002) ... Patty Brooks
 2000-2001 The District (TV Series)
Annette Haywood / Laura Clayson
- Running Towards Fire (2001) ... Annette Haywood
- Imperfect Victims (2000) ... Laura Clayson
 2001 The Brothers
LaMuzindah
 1999 Moesha (TV Series)
Andrea
- Fired Up (1999) ... Andrea
- Good Vibrations? (1999) ... Andrea
 1999/I Mutiny (TV Movie)
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
Ernestine
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Ernestine
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Ernestine
 1998 Police Academy: The Series (TV Series)
Cassandra Cunningham
- Lend Me Your Neck (1998) ... Cassandra Cunningham (uncredited)
- Cadet of the Year (1998) ... Cassandra Cunningham (uncredited)
- Mr. I.Q. (1998) ... Cassandra Cunningham (uncredited)
- A Horse of Course (1998) ... Cassandra Cunningham (uncredited)
- Bring Me the Turtle of Commandant Hefilfinger (1998) ... Cassandra Cunningham
 1996 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Casey Coles
- Burned Twice by the Same Flame (1996) ... Casey Coles
 1996 Buddies (TV Series)
Phyllis Brooks
- Marry Me... Sort Of (1996) ... Phyllis Brooks
- Famous Last Words (1996) ... Phyllis Brooks
- Regarding Henry (1996) ... Phyllis Brooks
- A Room with a Pyew (1996) ... Phyllis Brooks
- Lights, Camera, Yuck! (1996) ... Phyllis Brooks
 1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Toya
- The Odd Couples (1996) ... Toya
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Scrub Nurse
- Who Killed the King of the Country Club? (1995) ... Scrub Nurse
 1995 Family Matters (TV Series)
India
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Tanya
- If the Crew Fits (1995) ... Tanya
 1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Assistant
- Intervention (1994) ... Assistant
 1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Girlfriend
- Boy Meets Girl (1991) ... Girlfriend
 1986 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Tanya Simpson / Tanya
- Man Talk (1986) ... Tanya Simpson
- The Card Game (1986) ... Tanya
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