Rutina Wesley

Highest Rated: 65% How She Move (2008)
Lowest Rated: 18% The Perfect Guy (2015)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Unlike some actresses who must work their way up to lead billing, Rutina Wesley started out on top. A native of Las Vegas, Wesley graduated from the University of Evansville, and then landed a coveted spot in the acting program at Juilliard. From there, Sam Mendes (American Beauty) immediately discovered her and tapped her to star opposite Hollywood luminary Julianne Moore in The Vertical Hour on the Great White Way. Wesley kicked off her tenure in film with a lead portrayal of Raya, an ambitious inner-city teen who enters a step-dancing competition to try to raise money for her tuition in director Ian Iqbal Rashid's inspirational drama How She Move (2008), a smash critical and box office success, and one of the best-received films at Sundance 2007. The following year, Wesley signed on to play the aggressive, short-tempered bartender Tara Thornton on the Alan Ball-created HBO vampire drama series True Blood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
18% The Perfect Guy Alicia $45.1M 2015
35% Last Weekend Nora Finley-Perkins $3.2K 2014
63% 13 Sins Shelby 2014
No Score Yet California Winter Marcy Sanchez 2013
65% How She Move Raya Green $7.1M 2008

TV

CREDIT
97% Queen Sugar
2016
Nova Bordelon
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Tara Thornton
  • 2019
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
85% Arrow
2012
Liza Warner
  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
92% Hannibal
2013-2015
Reba
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Halloween Wars
2011
Judge
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Sarah/Jenny Calandro
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Broad Squad
2015
Joanne

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