Wes Studi Net Worth

Wes Studi Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Wes Studi net worth is
$1 Million

Wes Studi Wiki Biography

Wesley Studi was born on 17 December 1947, in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma USA, to Maggie, a housekeeper, and Andy Studie, a ranch hand, of Cherokee descent. He is an actor, film producer, musician and author, best known for his roles in the films “Dances with Wolves”, “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Geronimo: An American Legend”.

So just how rich is Wes Studi? Sources state that Studi has established a net worth of over $1 million, as of late 2016. His wealth has been accumulated mostly through his involvement in the film and television industry during a career now spanning almost 30 years.

Wes Studi Net Worth $1 Million

Studi attended Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, matriculating in 1964, and later enrolled at Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. After his graduation, he joined the US Army, serving 18 months in Vietnam. Upon receiving an honorable military discharge, he returned home and became involved in Native American activism, joining the American Indian Movement and participating in the 1973 Wounded Knee Incident at Pine Ridge Reservation, for which he was arrested. Moving to Tahlequah soon after, Studi worked for the Cherokee Nation, helping to found a bilingual newspaper known as Cherokee Phoenix. He also began teaching the Cherokee language, but also became a professional horse trainer. His net worth was now established.

In 1983 Studi joined The American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa, gaining experience on stage. He made his television debut with a small role in the 1988 film “Longarm”, and his feature film debut in “Pawoway Highway” in the following year. In 1990 Studi was cast in the role of a Pawnee warrior in the popular Western “Dances with Wolves”. Two years later he portrayed Magua in Michael Mann’s “The Last of the Mohicans”, and 1993 saw him playing the title character in “Geronimo: An American Legend”, portraying the legendary Chiricahua Apache leader. His performances in all three films offered an ideal showcase for his remarkable talent, making him a recognizable figure in the industry, and considerably adding to his net worth. His other notable roles of the ’90s were in the films “The Broken Chain”, “Heat”, “Deep Rising” and “Mystery Men”, giving his popularity even more of a boost.

Studi went on to land memorable parts during the 2000s as well. In the early period of the decade, he portrayed Lt. Joe Leaphom in a series Robert Redford’s films based on Tony Hillerman’s books -“Skinwalkers”, “Coyote Waits” and “A Thief of Time”, and went on to land roles in a number of prestigious films, including “The New World”, “Street Fighter”, “Three Priests”, “Avatar”, and “The Only Good Indian”, serving as executive producer in the latter movie. He also appeared in the acclaimed PBS mini-series “We Shall Remain”, portraying the importance of Native American history. Studi’s most recent film roles were in the 2015 “The Red Road” and “The Condemned 2”, and his last television appearance was in the 2016 horror series “Penny Dreadful”. All added to his wealth. He is currently filming the period drama titled “Hostiles”, announced to be released in 2017.

Throughout his career, Studi has had his hand in a number of projects, which enabled him to prove his extraordinary talent of portraying Native American characters. It has also enabled him to reach Hollywood stardom and to earn numerous awards and accolades, and a significant net worth as well.

Aside from acting, Studi is also an accomplished musician, who plays bass and guitar in the band Firecat of Discord, in which his wife is the lead singer. In addition, he has written two children’s books, “The Adventures of Billy Bean” and “More Adventures of Billy Bean”.

In his personal life, Studi was married to Rebecca Graves, with whom he has two children. After their divorce, he married singer Maura Albertson in 1990, and has one child with her. The family resides near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Full NameWes Studi
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 17, 1947
Place Of BirthTahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Sculptor, Author, Horse trainer, Cattle Rancher, Musician
EducationChilocco Indian Agricultural School, Oklahoma; Northeastern University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; The American Indian Theatre Company, Tulsa
SpouseMaura Dhu Studi (m. 1990), Rebecca Graves (div.)
ChildrenDaniel Studi, Kholan Studi, Leah Studi
ParentsMaggie Studie, Andy Studie
NicknamesWesley Studie , Wes Studie , Wesley "Wes" Studi , Wesley Studi , Wes
AwardsAmerican Indian Movie Awards (2008, 2009), First Americans in the Arts Awards (2000, 2003), Golden Boot Awards (2006), Jury Award (2009), Western Heritage Awards - Bronze Wrangler (1994)
NominationsCFCA Award - Most Promising Actor(1993)
Movies"Dances with Wolves" (1990), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993), “The Red Road”, “The Condemned 2”, “The Broken Chain” (1993), “Heat”, “Deep Rising” (1997), “Penny Dreadful” (2014-2016), “Mystery Men” (1999)
TV ShowsPenny Dreadful, Kings, Streets of Laredo, Comanche Moon, 500 Nations, Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times
1[on being in Street Fighter (1994)] This is a fun movie about a kind of fantasy land, sort of like Star Trek (1966).
1He has portrayed a number of legendary Indian chiefs such as Geronimo in Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Red Cloud in Crazy Horse (1996) and Cochise in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).
2In 2013, Wes Studi became only the second Native American to be inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers.
3On June 11, 2010, Wes Studi visited Yakama Nation Legends Casino, located in Toppenish, Washington to MC the Casino's Tribal Jam IV event. During his visit Wes met with the Yakama Nation Tribal Council and Legends Casino Board of Directors. Legends Casino is owned and operated by the Yakama Nation.
4Uncle of Delanna Studi.
5He attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, Montana, in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.
6One child, by wife Maura Dhu Studi, named Kholan Garret Studi, born on September 29, 1993, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
7Plays guitar and bass. Used to perform in a six-piece band called 'Firecat of Discord'. His wife, Maura Dhu Studi, is a lead vocalist. They primarily performed original music.
8Attended Chilocco Indian School in northern Oklahoma; studied at Tulsa Junior College.
9Drafted into the army in 1967, he served 12 months in South Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta.
10Spoke only the Cherokee language prior to attending grade school.
11Two children, by wife Rebecca Graves, named Daniel and Leah.
12Is an American Indian of the Cherokee Nation.


Fearless Heart2017pre-productionDr.John Sheffield
Candles2017filmingMedicine Man Gray Hawk
Hostiles2017post-productionChief Yellow Hawk
Into the Fire2017announcedFire Captain Don Knight
Stark Raving NormalannouncedRuss (rumored)
Terra Infirmapre-production
Penny Dreadful2016TV SeriesKaetenay
The Pipeline2016Samuel Horse
The Condemned 22015VideoCyrus Merrick
SuperMansion2015TV SeriesHawk Feather
Ronnie BoDean2015ShortRonnie BoDean
The Red Road2015TV SeriesChief Levi Gall
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014Windlifter (voice)
A Million Ways to Die in the West2014Cochise
Gaming2014ShortWes Begay
Road to Paloma2014Numay
Killer Women2014TV SeriesWhite Deer
Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health2013ShortWes Studi (voice)
Destination Planet Negro2013Native American Chief
Battledogs2013TV MovieCaptain Falcons
The Boston Post2013ShortBill
In Plain Sight2012TV SeriesChief Pierce
Being Flynn2012Captain
Hell on Wheels2011-2012TV SeriesChief Many Horses
The Dome of Heaven2011DeWayne Moses
Die neue Burg2011ShortPrison Guard #5
Ink: A Tale of Captivity2010King Philip
The Mentalist2010TV SeriesJoseph Silverwing
Freedom Riders2009TV Series
21 and a Wake-Up2009General Gleason
The Undying2009Lt. Frank Wascoe
Saving Grace2009TV SeriesBobby's Dad
Kings2009TV SeriesGeneral Linus Abner
Call of the Wild2009Hatcher
American Experience2009TV Series documentaryMajor Ridge / Warrior in Canoe
The Only Good Indian2009Sam
The Hunter's Moon2009Cherokee Jack
Older Than America2008Richard Two Rivers
Three Priests2008Ben
El camino2008/IIIDave
Comanche Moon2008TV Mini-SeriesBuffalo Hump
Cosmic Radio2007Sherriff Mike Nighthorse
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee2007TV MovieWovoka / Jack Wilson
Seraphim Falls2006Charon (as Wes Studie)
The New World2005Opechancanough
Miracle at Sage Creek2005Chief Thomas
Into the West2005TV Mini-SeriesBlack Kettle
Echoes from Juniper Canyon2004ShortGrandpa
A Thief of Time2004TV MovieJoe Leaphorn
A Warrior in Two Worlds2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Edge of America2003TV MovieCuch
Coyote Waits2003TV MovieJoe Leaphorn
The Ugly One: Thor's Revenge2003Father Mike
The Lone Ranger2003TV MovieKulakinah
Skinwalkers2002TV MovieLt. Joe Leaphorn
Undisputed2002Mingo Pace
Superfire2002TV MovieJoe Nighttrail
UC: Undercover2002TV SeriesArmando Uribe
Road to Redemption2001Frank Lightfoot
Christmas in the Clouds2001Bingo Caller
Ice Planet2001Commander Jonah Trager
Wind River2000Pocatello
Streets of Laredo1999TV Mini-SeriesFamous Shoes
Mystery Men1999Sphinx
Andrew Jackson White Elk1998
Soundman1998Terry Leonard
Deep Rising1998Hanover
Promised Land1997TV SeriesJesse Rainbird
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1997TV SeriesScarface
The Killing Jar1997Cameron
Lone Justice: Showdown at Plum Creek1996One Horse
Crazy Horse1996TV MovieRed Cloud
Lone Justice 21995One Horse
500 Nations1995TV Mini-Series
Street Fighter1994Victor Sagat
The Broken Chain1993TV MovieSeth / Chief / Speaker for the Tribes
Geronimo: An American Legend1993Geronimo
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times1993TV SeriesOne Horse
Highlander1992TV SeriesSheriff Benson
The Last of the Mohicans1992Magua
The Doors1991Indian in Desert
The Flash1990TV SeriesRoller
Dances with Wolves1990Toughest Pawnee
Powwow Highway1989Buff
The Trial of Standing Bear1988TV MovieLong Runner (as Wes Studie)


Goodnight My Zombie2009Short


Goodnight My Zombie2009Short


The Only Good Indian2009executive producer


Love2015/IDocumentary short grateful thanks
The Making of 'Heat'2005Video documentary special thanks


Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Pie Lady of Pie Town2014Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Capturing Avatar2010Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Last of the Mohicans'2010Video documentaryHimself
Reel Injun2009DocumentaryHimself
Making 'The New World'2006Video documentaryHimself
The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy2006VideoHimself - Presenter
The Making of 'Miracle at Sage Creek'2005VideoHimself
Sze Bei2001DocumentaryNarrator
The Directors2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Politically Incorrect1999TV SeriesHimself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Way West1995TV Movie documentaryVoice
The Making of 'Street Fighter'1994Documentary shortHimself
Indian America: A Gift from the Past1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (from Dances With Wolves (1990))

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