Daphne Wright

Daphne Wright

Actor, comedian and director in Los Angeles, California

About Daphne

Daphne “Dee” Wright is from Dublin, Georgia. She is a disabled veteran and served six and a half years in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Operator and currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles, California. Daphne Wright was on the U.S. Military Paralympics Track & Field Team from 2009 – 2012. She held 2 American Records in the Javelin and Shot Put in Class 38 and was ranked top ten in the world in 4 events in December 2011. The US Olympic Committee selected her for The William E. Simon Olympic Endowment in 2012. She holds associate degrees in Business Administration and Speech and Drama from Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia, an associate degree from the Art Institute of California in Film Production and a B.A in Film and Video with a minor in Theatre from Georgia State University where she was the first African American student to win the TRISPRO scholarship and the co-founder of an African American performing group, the Black Student Theatre Ensemble. Daphne also known as Dee Wright is the owner of Dee Wright Productions. She is a writer, director, producer, comedian and actress offering consulting and coaching to many up and coming comedians, actor, producers, musicians and writers. As a producer Daphne has produced many live comedy and theatre shows, a national tour of the play Since ’76 written by Dr. Shirlene Holmes and pilot series for the play Office Girls written by Sylvester Stephens. Dee Wright Productions developed the script for television. As an actress, Dee Wright has been featured in the original play Sistah Girls and When It Rains at the COLSAC Theatre in Hollywood, California and featured in independent films such as Shady Lane, Vengeance, The Trial of Jill, and a several others. Her voice can be heard in the WWE 2010 video game and on GARMIN GPS system as the character “DELEXUS HENESSEY”. Dee Wright has twice won the Best Solo Drama Category for the Los Angeles Creative Arts Festival for veterans. Dee Wright was featured in Heart and Soul Magazine August 2015 edition and the music video “Hoover Street” by Schoolboy Q with over 4 million hits on social media. She is currently working on writing first feature film and a one-woman show about female veterans. In 2017 she was featured in the independent films, Major Deal, Psychos, Bakersfield and The Funny Man and the short film “Run” and the theatre productions “THE DECLARATION” and “SNAP HONEY.” In also in 2017, the indie film PSYCHOS was released on Amazon (VOD), iTunes and MOD (Target, Best Buy, etc). Dee Wright was a featured actress in this film. In March 2018, she will again be featured as the community activist Thelma Therry in the City of Santa Monica 4th Annual Living History Tour and has performed as this living legend for all four years. Dee Wright was excited and honored to work on THE ORLANDO PROJECT with director and producer, Leo Lemma that originally premiered in October 2016. This was truly a passion project to honor the lives of all the victims in the Orlando shooting. As a director and producer, she has worked on numerous short films, independent films and theatre productions. Dee Wright continues her passion for performance and entertainment through acting, writing, directing, mentoring and producing and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program for Healthcare Administration and is in a writing program for veterans at the GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE in Los Angeles, California.




Name: Daphne Wright

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Director, Filmmaker, Playwright, Production Assistant, Production Coordinator, Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Theatre Director

Unique traits: US Navy Veteran (Cryptology) Paralympic Athlete (Javalin, Shot Put)

Credits

  • Lake of Fire

    Lake of Fire (2018)
    Film (Drama, Family and Romance) Actress This story follows the lives of two teenagers from the Midwest, MAX and MAGGIE, the town misfits. Physically and socially they are total opposites. Maggie is a gifted high school runner from a dysfunctional family (mother is suicidal and father is a drunk) and Max is a shy boy with a clubfoot who hails from one of the town's most respected families (father is the pastor of the local church). In spite of their differences and perhaps because of them, the two outcasts grow to become best friends, and all through school they help each other over the rough spots and lend a shoulder to cry on when needed. Eventually the relationship between Max and Maggie develops into love, and as far as Max and Maggie are concerned life couldn't get any better. Maggie receives a track scholarship to college and Max has the girl of his dreams. But things have a way of changing. Before Maggie goes away to school, she is summoned to Max's father's office for a talk. It is during this talk with, PASTOR GIBBS... Written by Amedeo Talerico

  • White Orchid

    White Orchid (2018)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Actress A shy investigator assumes the identity of a small town murder victim in order to solve her gruesome death.

  • Bakersfield

    Bakersfield (2017)
    Film (Drama) Actress In a landscape of sun fried rocks and strip malls, a landmark discovery sets off a journey of self reflection for a paranoid archaeologist.

  • Psychos

    Psychos (2017)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Actress When three young girls receive mysterious videos anonymously that document their nightmarish captivity at the hands of a ruthless sadist, the trauma of their ordeal from all those years ago ignites a thirst for bloody vengeance. They embark on a journey to discover the whereabouts of their captor, and once located, they unleash their fury upon him in the most vicious and savage manner imaginable. But the most shocking revelation of this chilling tale will unveil the identities of who these victims truly are.... Written by TAZMANIAN DEVIL

  • Major Deal

    Major Deal (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Actress When rapper Mike Massacre (Keraun Harris) is fired, his baby mama gives him an ultimatum: get signed by his 30th birthday or give up rap forever.

  • Anna

    Anna (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress This story is based on a true story about a little girl named Anna Schindler, who is battling a rare type of liver cancer and reaches past herself and her pain to touch the heart of her cousin, Gabe Teich, an Army sniper fighting his own battles in Afghanistan. Written by J.J. Schindler

  • Funny Man

    Funny Man (2016)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actress A washed up comedian sets out to find the stolen bike that made him a child superstar.

  • The Last Straw

    The Last Straw (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress An emotionally driven story on domestic violence. Sonia struggles to live with her abusive fiancee who is jobless,insecure and does not appreciate her existence.She is faced with the decision of moving on or being blind folded by the tales of love and keeping up with the consistent battering.

  • Office Girls

    Office Girls (2015)
    Film (Drama) Actress Michael Forrester, a well-respected and successful columnist for a newspaper. When the paper runs a story he finds offensive to African-American men, his inflammatory rebuttal gets him fired. So Michael sets to pen an expose that will prove corporate woman are just as scandalous, competitive, and insensitive as their male counterparts. When he manipulates events to get hired into an office that is staffed completely by women, his plans quickly spirals out of control. Romances sprouts like weeds, and Michael finds himself fighting for the women rather than against them. But can he focus on his work, keep his flings a secret, and achieve success he has always dreamed of? Hilarious and eye-opening, Office Girls uncovers the challenges women face in the corporate world every day through the eyes of a man who has to live them.

  • The Sharecropper's Wife

    The Sharecropper's Wife (2014)
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  • 12 Weeks

    12 Weeks (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Lela and Marcel, a college couple, are young, carefree and in love. When their lives are turned upside down by a single incident, they are forced to make a life altering decision that will change each of them in a multitude of ways.

  • Taboo

    Taboo (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actress Taboo reveals the emotional struggle Sydney Chase faces after the suicide death of her best friend. The loyalty Sydney has for her turns out to be the pitfall of her own identity. Some promises do hurt more to keep, than they do to break.

  • Shady Lane

    Shady Lane (2011)
    Film (Crime) Actress The story of a woman Janice Porter and her four children, who unknowingly move into a long time corrupted area of south central Los Angeles, CA. When Janice and the children hear the screams and gunshots from just out side their front window, a quick peek out to assess the situation makes the family witnesses to a crime that will change the course of their lives forever. During their struggle to survive their hellish environment, it is revealed to them just who's responsible for the crimes being committed. Under attack and pegged as snitches Janice and her children fall prey to the corrupt police force, city council man and the pastor of a prominent church. Fighting to stay alive Janice watches her eldest son Marcus kill two of the men attacking the family and takes the blame landing her in prison for manslaughter, as the corrupt officials continue trafficking drugs through out the area. Meanwhile a young Marcus Porter grows up during his mothers prison term to avenge the night of his... Written by Lisa Doggans Farr - Jagodzinski

  • The Case Against Jill

    The Case Against Jill (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy and Mystery) Actress Jill is on trial for Jack's murder. Other nursery rhyme characters testify in this courtroom dramedy.

  • The Vigilante

    The Vigilante (2010)
    Film (Action and Drama) Actress A Child Protective Services employee becomes discontented with the disregard toward 'abused children' and finally decides to take matters into his own hands.

  • Four 1 Liberation Front

    Four 1 Liberation Front (2008)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress The Four 1 Liberation Front is a really, really serious look at the crazy world of an all-American home-grown terrorist group. Shocking footage from the FBI's investigation, and a stringer news crew deep undercover, reveals this radical, socio-political group's path towards crisis as they sound a wake-up call for us all: "Death to oil company greed". Written by William Rice

  • Welfare Checks

    Welfare Checks (2008)
    Film (Comedy) Actress This hilarious dramedy revolves around three sisters and their mother, who are caught up in the system of receiving welfare checks to support themselves and their families. Joyce, the older sister wakes up, and says enough is enough. She knows that her grandmother, mother, her two sisters, and herself are still on welfare. Joyce tells her two sisters that they have to break the family cycle of dependence on welfare checks to support themselves. 'Because of their little girls, we got to show them a better way of life.' They respond to her with disdain. 'Girl, sound like are talking about an eight to five, like a j-o-b. Give up free money? Hell naw, girl you done lost your damn mind.' Joyce's mother and sisters are caught by their social worker misusing their welfare money. Instead of using their money on them and their children, they spent the money on their no good boy friends. As a result, they lose their section eight (A low housing program funded by the government). With no place ... Written by Anonymous

  • Mama's Foot

    Mama's Foot (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Actress Two low-life twins from South Central have two days to make $1,000 to save their mama's foot. The fun kicks in as the guys resort to everything from chili cook-offs to rappin' their way to riches in this outrageous comedy.

  • Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Sheltered to living life from her office cubicle, Abyleen starts to experience unsettling symptoms as her body mysteriously begins to shuts down.

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