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Wesley is a Native American film producer and actor. He is best known for his characters portraying Native Americans. He has made appearances in films like The Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves, Street Fighter, and The New World. In his honor, Academy Awards honored him with an honorary award in 2020, becoming the first Indigenous American to receive the award. He is also the second North American from Indigenous tribes to ever receive the award. His debut came in 1988 with the film The Trial of Standing-Bear.
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His first movie appearance came in 1988 when he made an appearance in the film The Trial of Standing-Bear. He mostly acts as a ruthless Native American warrior in films like Dances with Wolves in 1990 and Last of the Mohicans in 1992. In 1993, he appeared in the film The Broken Chain, where he played Eric Schweig’s character. He has gone on to appear in other films like The New World, Trail of Tears, Hostiles, and Mystery Men. Before acting, Wes served in the military and was involved in the Vietnam War with his 3rd Battalion 39th Infantry where he served for 12 months
Family and Personal Life
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After finishing school, Wes taught Cherokee language and is credited in helping establish Cherokee Phoenix- a newspaper written in Cherokee language. He married his first wife, Rebecca Graves, in 1974, and the two have two children. His firstborn with Rebecca was a daughter who they named Leah. Their second born was a boy, and they named him Daniel. After eight years of marriage, the two divorced. This is when he left his ranching work to go and study acting after one of his friends told him it’s the best place where he would be able to meet beautiful women
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Rebecca Graves (m. 1974, div. 1982), Maura Dhu (m.1986)|
|Children/Kids||No/Yes (Leah, Daniel, and Kholan)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Wesley Studi|
|Age (as of today)||75 years|
|Date of Birth||December 17, 1947|
|Place of Birth||Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, US|
|Height||1.78 m, 5 feet 10 inches|
|Weight||82 kg, 181 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$2 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Wes Studi's height is above average measuring 1.78 m. Wes Studi weighs 82 kg. Being born on December 17, 1947, translates to an age of 75 years as of todays date (June 11, 2023).
People talk about gangs as if they’re something new. But it really isn’t that way. The Democratic Party is a gang. The Republican Party is a gang. They’re just not in the streets anymore.Wes Studi
I like to be able to raise people’s consciousness, yes. And to remind that those of us involved in the receiving end of the oppression, we have a duty.Wes Studi
I myself, as an American Indian, feel like a failure in a way. I have not been able to do anything about the fact that these large corporations are taking so much natural gas and oil out of the soil. It seems like we’re always involved in fighting something. It’s tiresome.Wes Studi
The western has always been, for me, the bread and butter. It’s the easiest place for an identifiable Native American to be able to work. But I do yearn to be known as an actor rather than a ‘Native American actor.’Wes Studi
We were created to take care of, steward the land. That is mankind’s purpose on earth, to steward and take care of the land as it feeds off of it.Wes Studi