Wes Studi

United States

Wes Studi Bio

Who is Wes Studi

Wesley "Wes" Studi (born December 17, 1947) is an American actor and film producer. He is well known for his role in He has appeared in Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves, Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans.

Early Life (Childhood)

Studi was born in Wesley Studi in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma. It is a rural area in Tahlequah and was named after his mother's family. He graduated from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School for high school.

Interesting Facts

Before joining grade school, Studi Spoke only the Cherokee language. He is the only second Native American to be inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers.

Personal Life

Studi married Rebecca Graves. They have two children but they divorced. He again married Maura Albertson in 1990 and they have one child.


Studi has won American Indian Film Festival award, First Americans in the Arts Awards, Golden Boot Awards and Western Heritage Awards.