Wesley is numbered among the elite list of film, stage and television actress that the industry can boast of today. She is well groomed and physiologically prepared for her role in the industry. By virtue of her birth, one can conveniently say that acting flows in the family. Both parents are into the show business; the foundation is therefore there for Wesley to build upon.
A careful look into the antecedents of this American actress shows a determined resolve on her part to pursue her interests in the industry. If her faith is to be left in the hands of her grandmother, the acting talent in Wesley would have been lost to the nursing profession. Her grandmother wanted Nursing for her; Wesley’s resolve to follow her mind made her the actress she is today.
The HBO series: True Blood is the platform on which Wesley rose to stardom in the industry. The stage character Tara Thornton in true life is Rutina Wesley. She has built on that success to participate in other titles which have helped push her to the level she is in the industry today.
Wesley was born on the 1st of February, 1979. She was raised in her place of birth-Las Vegas, Nevada. Her biological parents are both involved in the industry; the father was a tap dancer while the mother is a showgirl- their names are Ivery Wheeler and Cassandra Wesley. However, Wesley has not been able to translate her success to her marital life. Her marriage to Jacob Fishel contracted in 2005 crashed in 2013.
Las Vegas Academy; University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, USA, Juilliard, New York, USA (2005), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England.
Her net worth is estimated at $4million dollars.
She has taken part in about 20 titles to date.
She has won an award through her efforts True Blood; she has three nominations out of which she won in the Best Casting Category.
- Occupation: Actress.
- Age: 37.
- Date of Birth: February 2, 1979.
- Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Gender: Female
- Height in m: 1.66.
- Height in cm: 166.
- Hair color: Black.
- Parents: Wheeler and Cassandra Wesley.
- Spouse: Jacob Fishel. (Separated in 2013).
- Ethnicity/Race: African-American.
- Nationality: American.