|Celebrated Name:||Wes Studi|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Wesley Studi|
|Age:||75 years old|
|Birth Date:||17th December 1947|
|Birth Place:||Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, US|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Rebecca Graves (m. 1974, div. 1982), Maura Dhu (m.1986)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No/Yes (Leah, Daniel, and Kholan)|
|Is Wes Studi Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
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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Early Life & Biography
Wesley Studi or Wes he is commonly known was born on 17th December 1947 in Oklahoma, the USA, to his parents. His father Andy Studi was a ranch hand while his mother, Maggie Studi, used to work as a housekeeper, and both came from American Indigenous tribes. Wes only spoke his native Cherokee language and came to speak other languages after joining the elementary school. He graduated in 1964 from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School with a major vocational being in dry cleaning.
He later joined Oklahoma National Guard in 1965 and got his basic combat training before joining Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he advanced his individual training.
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
Wes later met Maura Dhu, who he married in 1986. Maura is the only child of the famous actor Jack Albertson. Wes and Maura have a son together who they named Khola. Both perform in the band known as Fire of Discord.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 17th December 1947, Wes Studi is 75 years old as of today’s date 30th May 2023. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 82 kg.
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
Awards & Achievements
Wes has been honored on several occasions, mainly with his role of portraying the plight of Native Americans. His first ward was the Western Heritage Award, which he won in 1994. Four years later, he won the Career Achievement Award. His best came in 2020 when he received the Academy Honorary Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Wes Studi in 2023
After being a ranch worker for some time, he tried his luck in acting, though, which he never dreamt of becoming. He became an instant hit with Native American films earning well as a result. His currently net worth is $2 million as of May 2023. Besides acting, Wes is also a producer.
Wesley Studi is known to always speak his mind without fear of courting controversy. After his discharge, he became politically active and was at the forefront of American Indian activism. In 2016, he endorsed Bernie Sanders to become the 45th American president.