Rutina Wesley Biography

Updated On Jun 30, 2019 Published On Mar 17, 2016
Facts of Rutina Wesley
Date of Birth: 1979 , February-1
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Rutina Wesley
Father Ivery Wheeler,
Mother Cassandra Wesley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Las Vegas
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actress
Working For NBC”s
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Jacob Fishel (m. 2005)
Divorce Jacob Fishel (Div.2013)
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Satellite Awards winner for Best Ensemble, beautiful television personality, Rutina Wesley is an actress from the United States. She is an actress from all the three formats of acting. She is mainly popular for starring the role of Tara Thornton on the HBO series True Blood.

Rutina Wesley's early life and education

Rutina Wesley was born as Rutina L. Wesley on 1 February 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States of America on the laps of mother Cassandra Wesley and father Ivery Wheeler.

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Regarding her ethnicity and nationality, Rutina Wesley is a Black American actress.

Rutina Wesley's education

Rutina received her formal education from Las Vegas Academy. During her high school days, she also attended Simba Studios and the West Las Vegas Arts Center and studied dancing there.

With the completion of her high school graduation, she got enrolled at the University of Evansville with a major in Theatre Performance.

She finally earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001 and then she got enrolled at Juilliard School. She graduated from there in May 2005.

Rutina Wesley's career

She made her acting debut in 2007 by starring the role of Raya Green in the movie How She Moves, starring Keyshia Cole and DeRay Davis. Next year she appeared in the TV series Numb3rs, opposite to Judd Hirsch.

Her breakthrough role came in 2008 after she began starring the role of Tara Thornton in the TV series True Blood, featuring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

She also voices acted in the show The Cleveland Show, alongside Sanaa Lathan and Kevin Michael Richardson.

Rutina Wesley's married life and divorce

On 5th of June 2005, Rutina Wesley got married to her long time boyfriend Jacob Fishel. Jacob Fishel is also an actor and he is also her former Juilliard classmate.

It is also said that she had q romantic love affair and relationship with her now husband Jacob Fishel for several years before getting married.

Rutina Wesley's divorce

The boyfriend and girlfriend couple dated for many years and eventually conduct their wedding ceremony. But, unfortunately, in August 2013, Rutina filed for divorce and the divorce was only finalized in 2014, after 11 years of marriage.

Rutina Wesley's net worth

She has been earning a lucrative amount of salary and her net worth is said to be around $4 million dollars.

Further, there are no details concerning the salary she receives from her works in movies and TV shows.

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Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

February 1 , 1979

Rutina Wesley was born as Rutina L. Wesley in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America on the laps of Cassandra Wesley and Ivery Wheeler. She is an American and is of black ethnicity. She is five feet and five inches tall. 

Graduated from University of Evansville

2001

With the completion of her high school graduation, Rutina Wesley got enrolled at University of Evansville with a major in Theatre Performance. She finally earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001 and then she got enrolled at Juilliard School. She graduated from there in May 2005. 

Began her acting career

2007

While Rutina Wesley was in Juilliard School, she also attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has been active in acting since 2007. She made her acting debut in 2007 by starring the role of Raya Green in the movie How She Move.

Appeared in the television series, True Blood

2008

In 2008, Rutina Wesley appeared in the TV series Numb3rs. Her breakthrough role came in 2008 after she began starring the role of Tara Thornton in the TV series True Blood. She played the lead role in this TV series till 2014. 

Married to Jacob Fishel

June 5 , 2005

On 5th of June 2005, Rutina Wesley got married to Jacob Fishel. Jacob Fishel is also an actor and he is also her former Juilliard classmate. It is also said that she had romantic love affairs with him for several years before getting married. 

Divorced with Jacob Fishel

2014

Rutina Wesley dated Jacob Fishel as her boyfriend for several years and then they got married in 2005. In August 2013, she filed for divorce and they finally got divorced in 2014. They got divorced citing irreconcilable differences.

Won Satellite Awards

2009

For starring the role of Tara Thornton on the HBO series True Blood, Rutina Wesley got her first nomination in Satellite Awards in 2009. She also won this award that year for Best Ensemble, Television. That is also her only nomination till date.