Taninli Wright is a proud member of the Wet’suwet’en nation. Born and raised in Smithers B.C. She has a Bachelor of Education Degree, a Diploma in Fine Arts and a 2 year Conservatory Acting Diploma.
She is creating characters to make an impactful powerful performance about the injustices of First Nations people, status, and social construct. She highlights issues that touch native people deep in the fabric of Canadian society.
Taninli started acting in community theatre in Williams Lake in her late 30s. Since 2014, she has been training and working in the industry gaining invaluable experience. Taninli’s goal is to work full-time as a professional actor as First Nations people are scarcely represented in commercial, television, and film industry. Her aim is to change this to give more visibility to native people in the industry.
Taninli strives to keep herself updated with improve, voice, movement, and going to workshops to hone her craft to evolve into a sought after actor in the movie industry.
Taninli created a one-woman show about her life. More specifically about her epic walk across British Columbia to raise awareness of the inequality of education for First Nations students and to encourage kids to stay in school.
Taninli continues to work towards showcasing her talent to let mainstream society know that First Nations people are thriving.