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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)
Queen Sugar
Queen Sugar Nova Bordelon (2016) / Nova Bordelon
(2016-2017)
13 Sins
13 Sins Shelby
(2014)
The Perfect Guy
(2015)

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 2015 Broad Squad (TV Movie)
Joanne
 2015 Arrow (TV Series)
Liza Warner
 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
 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)
 2011 Bandwagon: The Series (TV Series)
Auditioner
- It's Your One Shot (2011) ... Auditioner
 2008 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Sarah / Jenny Calandro
- Magic Show (2008) ... Sarah / Jenny Calandro
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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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Personal Quote:

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:

Nominated in the Supporting Actress Category for a 2009 Scream Award. See more »

Trademark:

Has the best chin-quiver in show business

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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