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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 / Nova Bordelon (2016)
(2016-2017)
The Perfect Guy
(2015)

Filmography

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 2015-2017 Arrow (TV Series)
Liza Warner
- The Sin-Eater (2017) ... Liza Warner
 2015 Broad Squad (TV Movie)
Joanne
 2015/I The Perfect Guy
Alicia
 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
 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
 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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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:

Earned her BFA degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville (Class of '01) in Evansville, Indiana. See more »

Trademark:

Has the best chin-quiver in show business

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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