Rutina Wesley Biography
Rutina Wesley is an actress from the United States. Her most well-known performances were Tara Thornton on HBO’s True Blood and Nova Bordelon on OWN’s Queen Sugar.
How old is Rutina Wesley? – Age
She is 44 years old as of 21 December 2022. She was born in 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.
Rutina Wesley Family – Education
Ivery Wheeler, her father, is a professional tap dancer, and Cassandra Wesley, her mother, was a showgirl. She went to the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts for high school. She attended Simba Studios and the West Las Vegas Arts Center to study dance. Wesley missed certain college training program auditions while at the Las Vegas Academy. She ultimately chose the University of Evansville in Indiana. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance in 2001, Wesley’s grandmother suggested she take a nursing degree as a practical back-up plan, but Wesley insisted on continuing her creative study. She started at Juilliard in 2001 and graduated in May 2005 (Group 34). Her training included a summer at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Is Rutina Wesley still married? – Husband
She married actor Jacob Fishel, a former Juilliard classmate, in 2005. Wesley filed for divorce on August 16, 2013, after separating in July, citing irreconcilable differences. Wesley announced her engagement to Shonda, a New Orleans chef, in November 2017. They later split up in 2019.
Rutina Wesley Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Rutina Wesley The Last of Us
In the sixth episode of the American post-apocalyptic thriller television series The Last of Us, she played Maria, a leading member of a settlement in Jackson and Tommy’s pregnant wife i,Kin. Maria, a former assistant district attorney, is a kind and forgiving leader.
Three months after witnessing Henry’s suicide, Joel and Ellie arrive in Wyoming, where Marlon and his wife Florence caution them to avoid hazards further west. Joel gets a panic episode and ends up in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is reunited with Tommy. They are given food, clean clothing, and a place to live. Ellie discovers Joel’s daughter, Sarah, died twenty years ago. Joel attempts to persuade Tommy to accompany them to Colorado, but Tommy declines owing to Maria’s pregnancy.
Joel tells Tommy about Ellie’s immunity and mental state, citing unremembered dreams. He agrees to accompany her to the Fireflies, but Ellie admits that her absence will make her more afraid. Joel makes the decision to part ways and considers Sarah. Joel and Ellie ride their horses from Jackson to St. Mary’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. They try to flee, but are ambushed by raiders. Joel stabs one of the men after killing him. They flee, but Joel drops from the horse, and Ellie begs him to stay because she cannot continue without him.
Rutina Wesley Queen Sugar
She appeared as Nova Bordelon, the eldest Bordelon child in the American drama television series Queen Sugar. In New Orleans, she works as a journalist, activist, and healer. The series follows the lives of three siblings in rural Louisiana: Nova Bordelon, a fearless New Orleans journalist and activist; Charley Bordelon, a working wife and mother in Los Angeles; and their brother, Ralph Angel Bordelon, a single parent struggling with unemployment and raising his son alone. Their father recently died and suddenly left an 800-acre sugarcane property in Louisiana to each of his three children in equal proportion. Charley, who is just divorced and whose husband is involved in a scandalous affair, moves to rural Louisiana with her teenage son Micah to run the farm.
Rutina Wesley True Blood
She played Tara Thornton in the American fantasy horror drama television series True Blood. Tara, a young girl, lives with her mother Lettie Mae, an alcoholic and fundamentalist, in the television drama. Tara is deeply devoted to her mother despite her mother’s violence and neglect. She lives into Lafayette’s house but is evicted after being jailed for DUI. Maryann Forrester, a social worker, bails her out and she moves into Maryann’s mansion. Tara and Sam Merlotte are dating, when she meets “Eggs” Benedict Talley, who lives with Maryann. Tara avoids the need to remain with them permanently and instead moves in with Sookie. Sookie abandons Tara, and Tara offers the couple to move into Sookie’s. They become acquainted, and Tara falls in love with Eggs despite his dubious past. When Jason Stackhouse murders Eggs, the relationship comes to an end.
Rutina Wesley Movies
♦ 2021 – Outsiders
♦ 2019 – Live and Let Die
♦ 2019 – Stucco
♦ 2017 – Last Looks
♦ 2015 – The Perfect Guy
♦ 2015 – Broad Squad
♦ 2014 – 13 Sins
♦ 2014 – Last Weekend
♦ 2013 – The Championship Rounds
♦ 2012 – California Winter
♦ 2007 – How She Move
Rutina Wesley TV Shows
♦ 2023 – The Last of Us
♦ 2019 – The Walking Dead
♦ 2016–22 – Queen Sugar
♦ 2015–17 – Arrow
♦ 2015 – Hannibal
♦ 2012 – True Blood: Jessica’s Blog
♦ 2011 – Bandwagon: The Series
♦ 2010–11 – Generator Rex
♦ 2010 – True Blood: Webisodes
♦ 2009–12 – The Cleveland Show
♦ 2009 – Family Guy
♦ 2008–14 – True Blood
♦ 2008 – Numb3rs