Rutina Wesley is a talented American actress. She greeted the big screens when she played a role in the vampire drama True Blood. The actress is on her way to popularity and fame, given her determination to succeed. Wesley’s life off screen is not devoid of drama or stories. There are other aspects of her life which are not left bare to all. Here are lesser known facts about the actress.
Rutina Wesley Bio, Age
Rutina Wesley was born on February 1, 1979, and she was a student of Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts. It was while in school that her attention was tilted towards the entertainment field.
She later proceeded to the University of Evansville in Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre production. Bent on starting a career in performing arts, she enrolled into Julliard School and graduated in 2005. The following year, she featured in the Broadway play ‘The Vertical Hour’. More theatrical roles followed and she appeared in In Darfur, the public theatre production. She made her screen debut with the movie How She Move (2007), a movie directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.
Her next stint on the big screen was in the HBO series True Blood where she starred as Tara Thronton. In 2015, the actress would star in the NBC series Hannibal as Reba McClane. Before then she starred in the biopic Left to Tell, a story about the Genocide in Rwanda. Wesley, in 2016 joined the cast of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) drama series Queen Sugar as the lead character. She was nominated at the 2009 Scream Award for the Supporting Actress category.
Rutina Wesley sits on a net worth estimated at $4 million and has her on-screen endeavors to thank for it. She has big goals to achieve in her career and is extensively working towards achieving them. Per analysis, this amount could become a trifling figure to the actress in the coming years given her strength and determination.
Family Life – Parents, Siblings
Rutina Wesley was born to her parents; Ivery Wheeler, her father, and Cassandra Wesley her mother in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is of African-American ethnicity.
There was no escaping the showbiz life for Rutina whose parents were fully into the business. Her father is a 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 quite an interesting personal life which never escapes the prying eyes of the media no matter how hard she tries. For an actress who was first married to a man, divorced and then gets entangled with a woman, it is quite expected that the media and the public alike, would be all 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, dated for several years before tying the knot in 2005. It seemed to the public like a marriage made in heaven, but all that thought was reversed with emerging divorce reports in 2013. Citing irreconcilable differences, the actress filed for a divorce from her husband in August 2013.
This had led to various speculations among the public regarding the possible cause of their marital problems. However, the couple finally went their separate ways in 2014 after their divorce was finalized. Contrary to rumors, there were no reports that the divorce happened as a result of extramarital affairs from Wesley’s side.
Rutina remained single and focused on her acting career. A few years later she began a relationship with Shonda, a female chef, sparking gay rumors. In 2017, the actress wowed the entire public with an announcement of her engagement to her girlfriend. This leaves everyone with questions seeking to find out if the Queen Sugar star is bisexual or a lesbian. However, the two are still together and are waxing strong.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Rutina is known for her dark glowing skin, black colored eyes and her bright beautiful smile which gives her a unique look. Wesley and her body stats of 34-36-32 stand at an average height of 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m) which is quite proportional to her weight of 54kg. She wears a 32b for her bra.