Rutina Wesley


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Rutina Wesley is known for the character Tara Thorton, on the gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood (2008). She was born in the city most renowned for glitz and glamour, Las Vegas, Nevada and was exposed to the arts at a very early age; in fact entertainment runs through her veins. Her father, Ivery Wheeler, is a noted tap dancer while her ... See full bio »

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Known For

True Blood Tara Thornton
(2008-2014)
Queen Sugar Nova Bordelon
(2016-2019)
13 Sins Shelby
(2014)
Arrow Liza Warner
(2015-2017)

Filmography

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 2019 Stucco (Short) (completed)
Officer
 2016-2019 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Nova Bordelon
- I Am (2019) ... Nova Bordelon
- Here (2019) ... Nova Bordelon
- I'm Sorry (2019) ... Nova Bordelon
- Oh Mamere (2019) ... Nova Bordelon
- Stare at the Same Fires (2019) ... Nova Bordelon
 2019 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Jocelyn
- Scars (2019) ... Jocelyn
 2017 Last Looks (Short)
Sister
 2015-2017 Arrow (TV Series)
Liza Warner
- The Sin-Eater (2017) ... Liza Warner
- Beyond Redemption (2015) ... Liza Warner
 2015 Broad Squad (TV Movie)
Joanne
 2015/I The Perfect Guy
Alicia
 2015 Hannibal (TV Series)
Reba McClane
- The Wrath of the Lamb (2015) ... Reba McClane
- The Number of the Beast Is 666 (2015) ... Reba McClane
- ...And the Beast from the Sea (2015) ... Reba McClane
- ...And the Woman Clothed in Sun (2015) ... Reba McClane
- ...And the Woman Clothed with the Sun (2015) ... Reba McClane
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Tara Thornton
- Thank You (2014) ... Tara Thornton (credit only)
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... Tara Thornton (credit only)
- Almost Home (2014) ... Tara Thornton
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Tara Thornton (credit only)
- Karma (2014) ... Tara Thornton
 2014 Last Weekend
Nora Finley-Perkins
 2014 13 Sins
Shelby
 2013 The Championship Rounds (Short)
Tina
 2012 California Winter
Marcy Sanchez
 2012 True Blood: Jessica's Blog (TV Series)
Tara Thornton
- Big Vampire Sisters (2012) ... Tara Thornton
 2009-2012 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Yvette
- Frapp Attack (2012) ... Yvette (voice)
- Ladies' Night (2009) ... Yvette (voice)
 2011 Bandwagon: The Series (TV Series)
Auditioner
- It's Your One Shot (2011) ... Auditioner
 2010-2011 Generator Rex (TV Series short)
Providence Agent Kenwyn Jones / Providence Cadet Kenwyn Jones
- Lost Weekend (2011) ... Providence Agent Kenwyn Jones (voice)
- Basic (2010) ... Providence Cadet Kenwyn Jones (voice)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short)
Tara Thornton
- Sookie, Tara & Lafayette (2010) ... Tara Thornton
 2008 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Sarah / Jenny Calandro
- Magic Show (2008) ... Sarah / Jenny Calandro
 2007 How She Move
Raya Green
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "In Darfur". Public Theater, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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I'm in a comic book now. That was cool. That's something that I'm still sorta reeling about, 'cause I read comics as a kid. Someone drew me, and actually did a pretty good job! See more »

Trivia:

Received her high school diploma from the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts (Class of 1997) in Las Vegas, Nevada. See more »

Trademark:

Has the best chin-quiver in show business

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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