Rutina Wesley Biography, Career, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Rutina Wesley Biography

Rutina Wesley was born on December 21, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. She is an American actress. Similarly, she is best known for her role as Tara Thornton in the horror drama series True Blood and others.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

As per her birth date, she is 42 years old as of 2021. She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 57 KG. Additionally, she has a well-toned body and has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Relationship Status?

The actress was previously in a marital relationship with actor Jacob Fishel. They had attended Juilliard School together and had tied the knot in 2005. However, they divorced in 2013. She is currently in an affair with a New Orleans chef named Shonda.


Regarding her family, her father’s name is Ivery Wheeler whereas her mother’s name is Cassandra Wesley.

Education, School/College University

Addressing her educational details, she completed her high school education at Las Vegas Academy of International Studies. She then earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville and also graduated from Juilliard School.


Rutina Wesley initially started her career as an actress in theatres and plays such as The Vertical Hour, In Darfur, etc. Similarly, she made her onscreen film debut in How She Move (2007), like a starring role, and auditioned and landed in the role of Tara Thornton in the fantasy horror series True Blood in 2008. She portrayed the role until its ending in 2014. She has also appeared in TV series such as Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and portrayed Reba McClane in the horror series Hannibal in 2015.

Rutina Wesley
Rutina Wesley

Wesley currently portrays Nova Bordelon in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series Queen Sugar since 2016. Likewise, her few film works include California Winter (2012), 13 Sins (2014), Last Weekend (2014), and The Perfect Guy (2015).

Rutina Wesley’s Social Media

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Rutina Wesley’s Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about Rutina Wesley.

Net Worth

What is the earning of Rutina Wesley? How much is her net worth and How rich is she in 2021? She has accumulated a good amount of net worth of $ 4 million, which she has earned from her acting career.


  • Full Name: Rutina Wesley
  • Profession: Actress
  • Age: 42
  • Date of Birth: December 21, 1978
  • Birth Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 57 KG
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • School: Las Vegas Academy
  • College/University: University of Evansville,  Juilliard School, and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Father: Ivery Wheeler
  • Mother: Cassandra Wesley
  • Sibling: N/A
  • Net Worth 2021: $ 4 million
  • Source of Income: Acting