Cherokee Actor Wesley Studi aka Wes Studi is known for his work in films like The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo: An American Legend and The New World. With a career spanning more than 30 years as of early 2019, he is one of the most revered actors in the world. Along with his acting career, he is also a veteran of the US Army and served in the Vietnam war.
Wesley Studi was born on December 17, 1947, in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, U.S.to father Andy Studie and mother Maggie Studie under the star sign of Sagittarius. He is Cherokee by ethnicity and is an American by nationality.
He studied at Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, Chilocco Indian Boarding School and got his higher education at Tulsa Community College. When he was 17 he enlisted in the army and received training at Ft. Polk, Louisiana.
He then volunteered for active service and was deployed to Vietnam with “A Company” of the 3rd battalion 39th infantry 9th division. After serving around a year and a half in Vietnam he was discharged.
Studi is a married man as of March 2019, he is married to Maura Dhu Studi. The couple got married in 1990 and their relationship has blessed them with a son named Kholan.
The pair met when Wes started studying acting after getting divorced from his first wife. Maura is the daughter of iconic actor Jack Albertson.
In the past he was married to Rebecca Graves, he got married to her in 1974 but there is no information about their divorce. Wes has a son Daniel and a daughter named Leah from his first marriage.
A hero both on and off screen, the actor cum retired army man has a net worth of $1 million as of March 2019. He was able to amass this net worth from his more than 3-decade long career as an actor as well as from his time in the army.
Although his exact earnings are not available the average actor earns around $39.84 per hour.
Before he started acting he was a rancher and started acting after a friend of his said that it was a place to meet women. He started his career with the show The Trial of Standing Bear. In 1989 he played Buff on Powwow Highway.
He then worked on the biopic of the legendary band The Doors as the Indian in Desert. After this, he worked in some notable projects like The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo: An American Legend and The Mentalist.