Rutina Wesley is a talented American actress. She welcomed the big screens when she played a role in the vampire drama True Blood. The actress is on her way to popularity and fame because she is determined to succeed. Wesley’s life off the screen is not free of drama or stories. There are other aspects of her life that are not hidden from everyone. Here are lesser-known facts about the actress.
Rutina Wesley Bio, Age
Rutina Wesley was born on February 1, 1979, and was a student at the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts. During her school years, her attention was focused on the entertainment field.
Later she went to the University of Evansville in Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production. To begin a career in the performing arts, she enrolled at the Julliard School and graduated in 2005. The following year she appeared in the Broadway play “The Vertical Hour”. Other theater roles followed, and she appeared in In Darfur, the public theater production. She made her screen debut with the film How She Moves (2007), a film directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.
Her next appearance on the big screen was in the HBO series True Blood, in which she played the lead role of Tara Thronton. In 2015, the actress was to appear as Reba McClane in the NBC series Hannibal. Before that, she played the leading role in the biography Left to Tell, a story about the genocide in Rwanda. Wesley joined the cast of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) drama series Queen Sugar as the lead character in 2016. She was nominated for the Scream Award 2009 in the supporting cast category.
Rutina Wesley sits on an estimated $4 million of net assets, thanks to her efforts on the screen. She has great goals to achieve in her career and is working hard to achieve them. According to an analysis, this amount could become an insignificant sum for the actress in the coming years, given her strength and determination.
Family Life – Parents, Siblings
Rutina Wesley was born in Las Vegas, Nevada as the daughter of her parents; Ivery Wheeler, her father, and Cassandra Wesley, her mother. She is of African-American descent.
For Rutina, whose parents were in business, there was no way out of showbiz life. Her father is a well-known professional dancer and her mother was a showgirl. Not much is known about her siblings.
Personal Life – Husband, Relationships, Affairs
The talented actress has a quite interesting private life, which never escapes the curious eyes of the media, no matter how hard she tries. For an actress who was first married to a man, divorced, and then entangled with a woman, it is to be expected that the media and the public alike will be in her business for a very long time.
The actress was previously married to Jacob Fishel, an American actor. Wesley and Fishel, her classmate from Julliard, were together for several years before she entered into a marriage in 2005. In public, it seemed like a marriage made in heaven, but all this thought was reversed with the upcoming reports of divorce in 2013. Citing unbridgeable differences, the actress filed for divorce from her husband in August 2013.
This had led to various public speculations about the possible cause of her marital problems. However, the couple finally went separate ways in 2014 after the final divorce. Contrary to rumors, there were no reports that the divorce was the result of extramarital affairs on Wesley’s part.
Rutina remained single and concentrated on her acting career. A few years later, she began a relationship with Shonda, a cook, sparking gay rumors. In 2017, the actress delighted the entire audience with the announcement of her engagement to her girlfriend. This leaves everyone with questions to find out if the Queen Sugar star is bisexual or lesbian. But the two are still together and are getting stronger and stronger.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Rutina is known for her dark glowing skin, her black tinted eyes, and her radiant beautiful smile, which gives her a unique appearance. Wesley and her body stats of 34-36-32 stand at an average height of 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in), which is in good proportion to her weight of 54 kg. She wears a 32b for her bra.