Rutina Wesley Net Worth

Rutina Wesley Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Rutina Wesley net worth is
$4 Million

Rutina Wesley Wiki Biography

Rutina Wesley was born on 1 February 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, to Cassandra Wesley, a showgirl, and Ivery Wheeler, a professional tap dancer, of African-American descent. She is an actress, probably best known for her roles as Tara Thornton in the television series “True Blood” and of Nova Bordelon in the series “Queen Sugar”.

So just how rich is Rutina Wesley now? According to sources, Wesley has amassed a net worth over $4 million, as of early 2017, earned during her acting career which began in 2005.

Rutina Wesley Net Worth $4 million

Wesley grew up in Las Vegas, where she attended Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts. She enrolled at the University of Evansville in Indiana, obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance in 2001. The same year she entered the prestigious Juilliard School Drama Division in New York City, performing in classical theater productions such as “Macbeth” and “The Marriage of Figaro”. While at Juilliard, she spent a summer at the acclaimed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she landed a lead role in a production of “Romeo and Juliet”. She also attended Simba Studios and the West Las Vegas Arts Center, where she studied dance.

Wesley made her Broadway debut in 2006, appearing in David Hare’s play “The Vertical Hour”. The following year she was featured in The Public Theater production of Winter Miller’s play “In Darfur”, and went on to make her film debut that same year, landing the starring role of Jamaican dancer Raya Green in the drama film “How She Move”, and receiving critical acclaim. The role gave a jump start to her film career, and considerably adding to her net worth.

Wesley made her television debut in 2008, appearing in the series “Numb3rs”. Later that year she landed a major TV role, becoming part of the HBO dark fantasy horror series “True Blood”, adapted from “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” literary series by Charlaine Harris. She played Tara Thornton for seven seasons, until the show’s cancellation in 2014, with the show earning positive reviews and many accolades, becoming a favorite with both critics and audiences around the world. It brought Wesley a Satellite Award, as well as nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and NAACP Image Award. The role of Thornton shot the young actress to fame, increasing her wealth in great way.

In the meantime, she had many other opportunities, both on the big and small screens, and provided her voice in the series “The Cleveland Show” and “Generator Rex”. As for films, she landed the leading role as Marcy Sanchez in the 2012 drama film “California Winter”, then in 2014 she played Shelby in the horror comedy “13 Sins”, and Nora Finley-Perkins in the comedy/drama film “Last Weekend”, strengthening her popularity in the acting world and improving her wealth.

Wesley’s most recent film appearance was in the 2015 thriller “The Perfect Guy”. The same year she had the recurring role as Reba McClane in the NBC acclaimed psychological thriller–horror series “Hannibal”, and went on to make several appearances in the action crime series “Arrow”. As of 2016, she has stared as journalist Nova Bordelon in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series ”Queen Sugar”, reinforcing her Hollywood status and further improving her fortune.

When it comes to her off-camera life, Wesley married actor Jacob Fishel in 2005, but the couple divorced in 2014. There is no information about her current relationship status.

Full NameRutina Wesley
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 1, 1979
Place Of BirthLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height1.66 m
EducationUniversity of Evansville, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Juilliard School, Simba Studios and the West Las Vegas Arts Center
SpouseJacob Fishel (m. 2005)
ParentsCassandra Wesley, Ivery Wheeler
NicknamesRutina L. Wesley
AwardsSatellite Award for Best Television Ensemble (2009), Black Reel Awards for Television (2017)
NominationsScream Award - Best Supporting Actress (2009), Image Awards - Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2013, 2017)
Movies“California Winter” (2012), “13 Sins” (2014), “Last Weekend”, “The Perfect Guy”, “Hannibal”
TV Shows"True Blood", "Queen Sugar" (since 2016), “Numb3rs”, “The Cleveland Show”, “Generator Rex”
1Has the best chin-quiver in show business
1Kristin Bauer van Straten is so funny. Half the time I'm working with her I'm just trying to keep a straight face.
2I'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!
1(August 16, 2013) Filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, Jacob Fishel, following a month-long separation.
2Nominated in the Supporting Actress Category for a 2009 Scream Award.
3Rutina divides her time between Los Angeles and Astoria, Queens, N.Y.
4Graduated from the four-year actor training program at The Juilliard School Drama Division (Class of '05) in New York City, New York.
5Earned her BFA degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville (Class of '01) in Evansville, Indiana.
6Received her high school diploma from the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts (Class of 1997) in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Arrow2015-2017TV SeriesLiza Warner
Queen Sugar2016-2017TV SeriesNova Bordelon (2016) Nova Bordelon
Broad Squad2015TV MovieJoanne
The Perfect Guy2015/IAlicia
Hannibal2015TV SeriesReba McClane
True Blood2008-2014TV SeriesTara Thornton
Last Weekend2014Nora Finley-Perkins
13 Sins2014Shelby
The Championship Rounds2013ShortTina
California Winter2012Marcy Sanchez
True Blood: Jessica's Blog2012TV SeriesTara Thornton
The Cleveland Show2009-2012TV SeriesYvette
Top 100 Number Ones2011TV Movie
Generator Rex2010-2011TV SeriesProvidence Agent Kenwyn Jones Providence Cadet Kenwyn Jones
Bandwagon: The Series2011TV SeriesAuditioner
True Blood: Webisodes2010TV Series shortTara Thornton
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesSarah / Jenny Calandro
How She Move2007Raya Green


Diary of a Wedding Planner2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


ABFF Honors2017TV SpecialHerself
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerself
Harry2016TV SeriesHerself
The Real2016TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2012-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Hannibal: Season Three - Getting the Old Scent Again: Re-imagining Red Dragon2015Video documentaryHerself - 'Reba'
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Special documentaryHerself
Halloween Wars2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge / Actress
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

True Blood: Webisodes2010TV Series shortTara Thornton

Won Awards

2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)

Nominated Awards

2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesQueen Sugar (2016)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Supporting ActressTrue Blood (2008)

Known for movies

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