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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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 2013 The Championship Rounds (Short) (completed)
 2015 Broad Squad (TV Movie)
 2015 Arrow (TV Series)
Liza Warner / Lady Cop
 2015 The Perfect Guy
 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
 2012 California Winter
Marcy Sanchez
 2009-2012 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
- Frapp Attack (2012) ... Yvette (voice)
- Ladies' Night (2009) ... Yvette (voice)
 2011 Top 100 Number Ones (TV Movie)
 2011 Bandwagon: The Series (TV Series)
- 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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Stage: Appeared in "In Darfur". Public Theater, New York City. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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Kristin Bauer van Straten is so funny. Half the time I'm working with her I'm just trying to keep a straight face. See more »


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


Has the best chin-quiver in show business

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her accent on TrueBlood kdt3698
Should play Susannah Dean in The Dark Tower series SillyGeek
Rutina in 'Independence Day?' BadBoy117007
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