Name: Wes Studi
Profession: Movie Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 178 cm
Age: 75
Birth Place: Tahlequah - Oklahoma
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Wes Studi

Wes Studi is a Movie Actor, and he was born on 17 December - 1947(75 years old) in Oklahoma. Wes Studi zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Wes Studi given below.

About Wes Studi

Cherokee actor who became well-known for his portrayals of patriotic Native Americans. For his parts in Geronimo: An American Legend, Kings, and Avatar, he gained critical acclaim.


He was in Dances With Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, and Mystery Men.

Wes Studi before fame

He didn't speak English until he was in grade school and only spoke Cherokee before that.

Achievement of Wes Studi

Dances With Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, and Mystery Men all featured him.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million

Wes Studi family life

Maggie and Andy Studi, his parents, raised him in Oklahoma. In 1990, he married Maura Dhu Studi, with whom he had three children: Daniel, Kholan, and Leah.

Associations of Wes Studi

He co-starred alongside Russell Means in The Last of the Mohicans.

Wes Studi Physique Measurements

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Height 178 cm
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Wes Studi Timeline

  • 1964

    Studi was born in a Cherokee family in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, a rural area in Cherokee County named after his motheru0027s family. He is the son of Maggie Studie, a housekeeper, and Andy Studie, a ranch hand. Until he attended elementary school, he spoke only Cherokee at home. He attended Chilocco Indian Agricultural School for high school and graduated in 1964; his vocational major was in dry cleaning.

  • 1973

    After his discharge, Studi became politically active in American Indian activism. He participated in the Wounded Knee Incident at Pine Ridge Reservation in 1973. Studi stated in an interview that he first began acting while attending Tulsa Community College, after returning from his service in Vietnam. He had a role in the play The Royal Hunt of the Sun for the American Indian Theater Company.

  • 1988

    Studi appeared in his first film, The Trial of Standing Bear, in 1988. He is known for his roles as ruthless Native American warriors, such as a Pawnee in Dances with Wolves (1990), and the Huron Magua in The Last of the Mohicans (1992).

  • 1993

    A year later, he was cast with Eric Schweig for TNTu0027s film The Broken Chain, about the historic Iroquois League that was based in the area of central and western present-day New York state. It was shot in Virginia. This was part of a group of productions shown over 14 months on TNT as its "Native American initiative", including three television movies and several documentaries. A six-hour history series was told from a Native American perspective. In 1993 Studi had the lead in Geronimo: An American Legend. He played the superhero Sphinx in the 1999 comedy film Mystery Men.

  • 2002

    In 2002, Studi brought to life the character of Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, for a series of PBS movies based on Tony Hillermanu0027s novels set in the Southwest among the Navajo and Hopi. It was produced by Robert Redford.

  • 2005

    In 2005, Studi portrayed a character based on chief Opechancanough, leader of the Powhatan Confederacy in Virginia, in the film The New World directed by Terrence Malick.

  • 2009

    In 2009, Studi appeared as Major Ridge, a leader of the Cherokee before the Native American removal to Indian Territory, in Trail of Tears. This was the third of five episodes in the PBS series We Shall Remain, portraying critical episodes in Native American history after European encounter, part of the public televisionu0027s acclaimed series American Experience, where Studi spoke only in native Cherokee.Also in 2009, Studi appeared in James Cameronu0027s Avatar. He played Eytukan, the chieftain of a Nau0027vi tribe, but did not have any dialogue in English. Studi played Cheyenne chief Yellow Hawk in a starring role in the 2017 film Hostiles.

  • 2016

    Studi endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

  • 2019

    In 2019, he received an Academy Honorary Award, becoming the second Indigenous person to be honored, and the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar specifically for acting. The first Indigenous person from North America to win an Oscar, was Buffy Sainte-Marie, a First Nations/Native American living in Canada, in 1983, for Best Original Song at the 55th Academy Awards.

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Wes Studi was born on 17 December, 1947.

Wes Studi is from Tahlequah - Oklahoma.

Wes Studi is 75 year old.

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