Rutina received her formal education from Las Vegas Academy.
Rutina, best known for playing Tara Thornton on True Blood, has played queer roles on television – Tara had a lesbian relationship, while her character Nova in the series Queen Sugar is attracted to ‘souls’ rather than a specific gender and has relationships with both men and women.Regarding to her ethnicity and nationality, Rutina Wesley is a Black American actress.On 5th of June 2005, Rutina Wesley got married to her long time boyfriend Jacob Fishel.With the completion of her high school graduation, she got enrolled at University of Evansville with a major in Theatre Performance.She finally earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001 and then she got enrolled at Juilliard School. She made her acting debut in 2007 by starring the role of Raya Green in the movie Rutina Wesley was born as Rutina L. Edit With the completion of her high school graduation, she got enrolled at University of Evansville with a major in Theatre Performance. PHOTOS: Stars' Supernatural Movie & TV Pasts 11. Juliet is my favorite Shakespeare role, and I hope to play it someday. I worked as a singing dancing busgirl in high school. As a kid, I did a Michael Jackson dance number to "Man in the Mirror" in a tux and top hat. When we were courting, my husband wrote me a sonnet and read it to me in Central Park. You'll find more sneakers than heels in my closet.