Rutina Wesley

Inside Biography


Rutina Wesley is an American television actress who is known for her roles as Tara Thornton on the HBO series.

Wesley has appeared in several movies like “True Blood”, “The Cleveland Show”, “Generator Rex”, “The Cleveland Show”, “Hannibal”, “Broad Squad”, “Arrow” and “Queen Sugar.”

Early Life and Education

Rutina was born on February 1, 1979, in Las Vegas, US. Her parents were Ivery Wheeler and Ca s sandra Wesley. Her father was a professional tap dancer and mother was a showgirl.

Wesley joined Las Vegas Academy for International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts. She joined dance at Simba Studio and the West Las Vegas Arts Center.

Rutina missed several other auditions for college training programs and was accepted by the University of Evansville in Indiana. Because of lack of minorities in the state, she hesitated in joining the University.

Then she joined Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance when her grandmother suggested her in doing a nursing course but Wesley insisted on pursuing her education.

Wesley joined Juilliard School and graduated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Wesley was featured in David Hare’s Broadway play titled “The Vertical Hour” and appeared in “The Public Theater Production.” She played a minor role in the movie “Hitch” which was edited in the final cut.

Then she made her debut in the movie “How She Move” in a lead role from the British Director “Ian Iqbal Rashid.” She also underwent a five-week dance rehearsal period and took a dialect coaching for the role after portraying a woman of Jamaican descent.

It was reported that wisely will star in the biopic “Left To Tell” which was based on the Immaculee iii bag Zia's best-selling memoir about the Rwandan Genocide.

Wesley portrayed Reba McClane a blind woman who enters into a relationship with Francis during her shoot at the drama series “Hannibal.”

Wesley was cast in a role on NBC”s critically acclaimed drama series “Hannibal.” She was also cast as Liza Warner in the fourth season of Arrow. She was also cast as a lead character in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series named “Queen Sugar” produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey.

Personal Life

Wisely was married to her former cla s smate of Juilliard Jacob Fishel who is one of the famous actors. But their relation didn’t last long as she filed for a divorce on August 16, 2013, exclaiming the irreconcilable differences.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

Rutina Wesley is living a luxurious life as she is one of the famous actresses. She earns a huge amount of salary and her net worth is reported to be around $4 million.

The promising actress in Hollywood film industry, Rutina Wesley is 5 feet 5 inch in height. She has Light Brown colored hair with Black eyes.

by Bchrome, 05 Jul, 2017

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