While at the Las Vegas Academy, Wesley missed several other auditions for college training programs and was finally accepted by the University of Evansville in Indiana.She was hesitant in joining the university because of a lack of minorities in the state.

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I’m excited about what’s in store.” The actress is known for portraying Tara on “True Blood.” Wesley had a big recurring role on NBC’s “Hannibal” and also appears on the CW’s “Arrow.” She is repped by Inspire Entertainment and SMGSB.

Some of you may be aware of the minor incident involving one of my favorite actresses, the lovely Regina King, who was confused for ‘True Blood’ actress Rutina Wesley, whose show was nominated for an Emmy.

The story’s themes of reinventing your life, parenting alone, family connections and conflicts, and building new relationships are what I believe will connect our viewers to this show.” Du Vernay said, “From the moment I was introduced to the book, I was captivated by the idea of a modern woman wrestling with identity, family, culture and the echoes of history.

To bring this kind of storytelling to life alongside Oprah for her network is wildly wonderful.

citing the go-to reason -- irreconcilable differences.

Rutina is more successful than Fishel and presumably pulls in a lot more bank, but she's asking the judge to reject any claim he might make for spousal support.

She portrayed Reba Mc Clane, "a blind woman who enters into a relationship with Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges - at least at first." Wesley divides her time between Los Angeles and Astoria, Queens.

In 2005, she married her former Juilliard classmate Jacob Fishel, an actor.

However, she made her on screen debut in the lead role in 2007 film How She Move, from British director Ian Iqbal Rashid.