Rutina Wesley Biography

Updated On Jul 17, 2017 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
Birth Name Nicole Ari Parker-Kodjoe
Father Ivery Wheeler,
Mother Cassandra Wesley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Las Vegas
Profession Actress
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 57 kg
Boyfriend Devon Werkheiser,Ethan Peck (2009-2010) ,
Married Yes
Education Tisch School of the Arts
Awards Not Yet
Movies A Meyers Christmas
TV Show Soul Food
Ethnicity Black
Body Measurements 34-28-30
Married to Jacob Fishel (m. 2005)
Children 2
Nick Name Nikki Kodjoe
Religion Non-religious
Working For NBC”s
Famous for Professional dancer/choreographer
Affair with Gillian Jacobs,Danny pudi
Divorce Jacob Fishel (Div.2013)
Sisters Ella Benward, Gracie Benward
Siblings Kelly Slater
Books Selp-Helf
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
Face Color Black
Girlfriend Travie McCoy
Music Group Destiny's Child
Breast Size 34
Waist size 28
Hip Size 30
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Salary Annually: 400,000.00 USD Monthly: 33,300.00 USD, Weekly: 8,300.00 USD, Daily: 1,200.00 USD
Albums Cloud 9
Neck Size 7
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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.

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 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 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.

She made her acting debut in 2007 by starring the role of Raya Green in the movie How She Move. Next year she 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 also voice acted in the show The Cleveland Show. She has been earning lucrative amount of salary and her net worth is said to be around $4 million dollars.

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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, she 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 she 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, she 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 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

She 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, she 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.