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Wes Studi

Wes Studi
Studi at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, December 7, 2008
Personal information
Birth nameWesley Studie
Birth dateDecember 17, 1947(age 68)
Place of birthNofire Hollow, Oklahoma, U.S.
OccupationActor
SpouseMaura Dhu

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Wesley "Wes" Studi (born December 17, 1947) is a Cherokee actor, who has earned notability for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in well-received Academy Award-winning films, such as Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves, Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, the award-winning Geronimo: An American Legend and the Academy Award-nominated film The New World (2005). He most recently portrayed General Linus Abner (an analogue to the biblical Abner) in the NBC series Kings, and Eytukan in James Cameron's box office blockbuster Avatar.


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