Rutina Wesley Bio


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

Relationship Statistics of Rutina Wesley

What is Rutina Wesley marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Divorce
Is Rutina Wesley having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Rutina Wesley lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

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

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.

Who is Rutina Wesley?

Rutina Wesley is a versatile American actress. She 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.

Rutina Wesley: Age(40 Years), Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Nationality

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, she 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 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.

She won 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, she earned a nomination for 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

She has earned huge popularity as a film, movie, and theater actress. She 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.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

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

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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

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