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Rutina Wesley


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
True Blood Tara Thornton
(2008-2014)
13 Sins
13 Sins Shelby
(2014)
Queen Sugar
Queen Sugar Nova Bordelon
(2016-2017)
The Perfect Guy
(2015)

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 2016-2017 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Nova Bordelon
- Dream Variations (2017) ... Nova Bordelon
- Copper Sun (2017) ... Nova Bordelon
- On These I Stand (2017) ... Nova Bordelon
- Heritage (2017) ... Nova Bordelon
- Live in the All Along (2017) ... Nova Bordelon
 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 Top 100 Number Ones (TV Movie)
 2010-2011 Generator Rex (TV Series)
Providence Agent Kenwyn Jones / Providence Cadet Kenwyn Jones
- Lost Weekend (2011) ... Providence Agent Kenwyn Jones (voice)
- Basic (2010) ... Providence Cadet Kenwyn Jones (voice)
 2011 Bandwagon: The Series (TV Series)
Auditioner
- It's Your One Shot (2011) ... Auditioner
 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:

(11/06) Stage: Appeared (as "Terri Scholes") in "The Vertical Hour" play by David Hare on Broadway. Music Box 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:

Graduated from the four-year actor training program at The Juilliard School Drama Division (Class of '05) in New York City, New York. See more »

Trademark:

Has the best chin-quiver in show business

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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