Rutina Wesley Biography
Rutina Wesley is a famous American actress. She became popular for her roles as Nova Bordelon on the OWN television series Queen Sugar and Tara Thornton on the HBO television series True Blood. Following her graduation from college, she was cast in the Broadway production of a David Hare play, “The Vertical Hour” opposite Bill Nighy.
In 2007, Wesley made another big-screen appearance in the dance melodrama called How She Move. In 2005, she also guest-starred on the hit television show Numbers.
Rutina Wesley Age
Rutina Wesley was born on 21st December 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. She is 43 years old.
Rutina Wesley Height
Wesley stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (Approx. 1.65 m).
Rutina Wesley Family
Wesley was born and brought up by her parents Ivery Wheeler and Cassandra Wesley in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her mother was a showgirl while her dad worked as a professional tap dancer.
Rutina Wesley Husband
In 2005, she was married to her former Juilliard classmate Jacob Fishel who is also an actor. Nevertheless, they separated in July 2013 and then divorced on August 16, 2013. In November 2017, she announced her relationship with Shonda who is a chef from New Orleans but later broke up in 2019.
Rutina Wesley Education
She enrolled in high school at the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing, and Visual Arts. She later studied dance at the West Las Vegas Arts Center and Simba Studios. Later on, Wesley matriculated at the University of Evansville in Indiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance in 2001. In addition, she attended the Juilliard School in 2001 and graduated in May 2005.
Rutina Wesley’s Net Worth
Rutina Wesley has managed to amass a hefty fortune over the years he has worked and has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.
Rutina Wesley Career
In 2007, she auditioned for the role of Tara Thornton in the HBO series True Blood. Wesley attached the part after creator Alan Ball chose her because she was the first person to show Tara’s vulnerable side. Alan Ball produced and created True Blood, an American fantasy horror drama TV series.
In 2016, she became cast as the lead character Nova Bordelon in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series called Queen Sugar, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay. Queen Sugar is an American drama television series designed and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, with Oprah Winfrey working as an executive producer.
In 2007, she made her on-screen debut as the main character in the film How She Move which is directed by British director Ian Iqbal Rashid.
Rutina Wesley Movies and Tv Shows
- Queen Sugar
- True Blood
- How She Move
- 13 Sins
- The Perfect Guy
- A Drop Of True Blood
- Last Weekend
- Last Looks
- The Broad Squad
- The Last Of Us
- California Winter