Rutina Wesley grew up pursuing artistic education and once her academic years were completed, she began pursuing a full-time career as an actor. Starting in the mid-2000s, she first gained prominence through her main cast role in the fantasy horror drama series True Blood. Throughout the seven-season run of the series, she held the role of Tara Thornton and received widespread acclaim for her fabulous performance. After spending the next few years performing minor gigs, Rutina regained the limelight in 2016 when she began starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network show Queen Sugar. With her being a main cast member, the series has successfully run for multiple seasons and has proved to be a major turnaround for Wesley’s acting career.
While TV remains to be the main area of her success, she occasionally does big-screen projects too. As of now, some of the most notable ones are The Perfect Guy, How She Move, and 13 Sins. Now lastly coming to her personal life, Rutina Wesley married actor Jacob Fishel in 2005 but unfortunately, they separated 8 years later. In 2017, she confirmed being in a relationship with a chef, named Shonda.
Rutina Wesley Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Rutina Lynette Wesley
- Nicknames: Rutina
- Date of Birth: December 21, 1978
- Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actress
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Race/ Ethnicity: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Rutina Wesley Height Weight Shoe Size Measurements Family
Rutina Wesley Family Details:
- Father: Ivery Wheeler (Tap Dancer)
- Mother: Cassandra Wesley (Showgirl)
- Siblings: None
- Spouse Name: Jacob Fishel (m. 2005–2014)
- Children Name: None
Rutina Wesley Relationships History:
- Jacob Fishel – Actor (2005-2013)
- Shonda – Chef (2017)
Rutina Wesley Career Highlights:
- First Film: How She Move (2007)
- First TV Show: True Blood (2008)
Rutina Wesley Distinctive Features:
- Curly hair
- Wears a nose ring
Rutina Wesley Body Measurements:
Given below is the list of actress Rutina Wesley height, weight, shoe size, vital stats, and other body measurements.
- Build: Athletic
- Height in Feet: 5′ 5½”
- Height in Centimeters: 166 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 57 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 125 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Rutina Wesley Interesting Facts:
- She first grabbed the limelight with her role in the HBO series True Blood.
- Her celebrity crushes include singer Lil Wayne and actor James McAvoy.
- Coming from an artistic family, her father was a professional tap dancer while her mother was a showgirl.