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Rutina Wesley is an American actress. Rutina was married to the American actor Jacob Fishel.

Relationship Facts of Rutina Wesley

Rutina Wesley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Rutina Wesley - Dating History

Rutina Wesley was once a married woman. She is a divorced and single woman at the present time.

Past Dating History

She was previously married to the American actor Jacob Fishel. Jacob was her former Juilliard classmate and they were good friends at that time. Shortly, they began dating each other. After a few years of relationship, they got married on 5 June 2005.

After eight years of their marriage, Jacob filed for divorce in August 2013 for their irreconcilable differences and later got divorced. There is no record of her having children in her married life. She has not been in any relationship after her divorce. She is currently focusing on her work and is not having an affair.

Rutina Wesley: Biography in Details

Who is Rutina Wesley?

Rutina Wesley is a versatile American actress. Rutina Wesley is a film, stage, and television actress best known for her role as Tara Thornton on the HBO series True Blood.

Rutina is also known for her role as Nova Bordelon in the television film Queen Sugar. She is the 2009 Satellite Awards winner for Best Ensemble-Television for True Blood.

How old is Rutina Wesley?

Rutina Wesley was born as Rutina L. Wesley on 1 February 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Her nationality is American and she is of African-American ethnicity.

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She is the daughter of Cassandra Wesley (mother) and Ivery Wheeler (father). Her father is a professional tap dancer and her mother was a showgirl. She grew up in Nevada with her family.

Rutina Wesley: Education History

She attended Las Vegas Academy, an academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts, and graduated with a diploma degree in 1997.

After graduation, she enrolled at the University of Evansville with a major in Theatre Performance and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2001.

After that, Rutina Wesley attended Juilliard School in 2001 and studied nursing, and graduated in 2005. She spent her summer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.

Rutina Wesley: Professional Life, Career, Awards

Rutina Wesley has been an active member in the industry since 2007. She began her professional acting career with the play The Vertical Hour in December 2006. She did several stage performances and earned huge popularity as a stage actress. Later, she made her screen debut in 2007 playing a lead role in How She Move (2007) in which she played as Raya Green.

Rutina made her television debut playing Sarah / Jenny Calandro in Numb3rs in 2008. That same year, she was cast in the lead role for True Blood (2008-2014). She played Tara Thornton in the TV film for six years. In 2012, she appeared as Marcy Sanchez in the movie California Winter.

Rutina Wesley won the Satellite Awards for her performance in True Blood in 200 9. Wesley was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2010 for the same movie.

In 2013, Rutina Wesley earned a nomination for the NAACP Image Award- Best Supporting Actress for her work in True Blood. Since then, she has appeared in several movies and television films. She was cast as the series regular in Queen Sugar in which she appeared as Nova Bordelon.

Rutina Wesley: Salary and Net Worth 2024

Rutina Wesley has earned huge popularity as a film, movie, and theater actress. Rutina Wesley has accumulated a net worth of 4 million dollars but her salary is not revealed yet.

Rutina Wesley: Rumors, and Controversy

Talking about the rumors and controversy, there was a rumor that she is divorcing Jacob Fishel but later it was true.

How tall is Rutina Wesley?

Moving towards her body measurements, Rutina has a height of 5 Feet and 5.5 Inches (1.66m) and weighs 54 kg.

She has a good body with a bust size of 34, waist size of 26, and hips size of 32 inches. Her dress size is 6 US, her shoe size is 9 US, and her bra size is 34B. She has black hair color and her eyes are also black.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Rutina Wesley is active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has around 45.2k followers on Facebook,  more than 215k followers on Instagram, and more than 38.2k followers on Twitter.

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