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Wes Studi Net Worth

Wes Studi net worth is

$1 Million

Wes Studi Wiki Biography

Wesley Studi was born on 17 December 1947, in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma USA, to Maggie, a housekeeper, and Andy Studie, a ranch hand, of Cherokee descent. He is an actor, film producer, musician and author, best known for his roles in the films “Dances with Wolves”, “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Geronimo: An American Legend”.

So just how rich is Wes Studi? Sources state that Studi has established a net worth of over $1 million, as of late 2016. His wealth has been accumulated mostly through his involvement in the film and television industry during a career now spanning almost 30 years.

Wes Studi Net Worth $1 Million

Studi attended Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, matriculating in 1964, and later enrolled at Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. After his graduation, he joined the US Army, serving 18 months in Vietnam. Upon receiving an honorable military discharge, he returned home and became involved in Native American activism, joining the American Indian Movement and participating in the 1973 Wounded Knee Incident at Pine Ridge Reservation, for which he was arrested. Moving to Tahlequah soon after, Studi worked for the Cherokee Nation, helping to found a bilingual newspaper known as Cherokee Phoenix. He also began teaching the Cherokee language, but also became a professional horse trainer. His net worth was now established.

In 1983 Studi joined The American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa, gaining experience on stage. He made his television debut with a small role in the 1988 film “Longarm”, and his feature film debut in “Pawoway Highway” in the following year. In 1990 Studi was cast in the role of a Pawnee warrior in the popular Western “Dances with Wolves”. Two years later he portrayed Magua in Michael Mann’s “The Last of the Mohicans”, and 1993 saw him playing the title character in “Geronimo: An American Legend”, portraying the legendary Chiricahua Apache leader. His performances in all three films offered an ideal showcase for his remarkable talent, making him a recognizable figure in the industry, and considerably adding to his net worth. His other notable roles of the ’90s were in the films “The Broken Chain”, “Heat”, “Deep Rising” and “Mystery Men”, giving his popularity even more of a boost.

Studi went on to land memorable parts during the 2000s as well. In the early period of the decade, he portrayed Lt. Joe Leaphom in a series Robert Redford’s films based on Tony Hillerman’s books -“Skinwalkers”, “Coyote Waits” and “A Thief of Time”, and went on to land roles in a number of prestigious films, including “The New World”, “Street Fighter”, “Three Priests”, “Avatar”, and “The Only Good Indian”, serving as executive producer in the latter movie. He also appeared in the acclaimed PBS mini-series “We Shall Remain”, portraying the importance of Native American history. Studi’s most recent film roles were in the 2015 “The Red Road” and “The Condemned 2”, and his last television appearance was in the 2016 horror series “Penny Dreadful”. All added to his wealth. He is currently filming the period drama titled “Hostiles”, announced to be released in 2017.

Throughout his career, Studi has had his hand in a number of projects, which enabled him to prove his extraordinary talent of portraying Native American characters. It has also enabled him to reach Hollywood stardom and to earn numerous awards and accolades, and a significant net worth as well.

Aside from acting, Studi is also an accomplished musician, who plays bass and guitar in the band Firecat of Discord, in which his wife is the lead singer. In addition, he has written two children’s books, “The Adventures of Billy Bean” and “More Adventures of Billy Bean”.

In his personal life, Studi was married to Rebecca Graves, with whom he has two children. After their divorce, he married singer Maura Albertson in 1990, and has one child with her. The family resides near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Full Name Wes Studi
Net Worth $1 Million
Date Of Birth December 17, 1947
Place Of Birth Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
Height 6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession Actor, Sculptor, Author, Horse trainer, Cattle Rancher, Musician
Education Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, Oklahoma; Northeastern University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; The American Indian Theatre Company, Tulsa
Nationality American
Spouse Maura Dhu Studi (m. 1990), Rebecca Graves (div.)
Children Daniel Studi, Kholan Studi, Leah Studi
Parents Maggie Studie, Andy Studie
Nicknames Wesley Studie , Wes Studie , Wesley “Wes” Studi , Wesley Studi , Wes
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WStudi
Twitter https://twitter.com/wesleystudi
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesugarfilm/
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0836071
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/wes-studi-mn0001714000
Awards American Indian Movie Awards (2008, 2009), First Americans in the Arts Awards (2000, 2003), Golden Boot Awards (2006), Jury Award (2009), Western Heritage Awards – Bronze Wrangler (1994)
Nominations CFCA Award – Most Promising Actor(1993)
Movies “Dances with Wolves” (1990), “The Last of the Mohicans” (1992), “Geronimo: An American Legend” (1993), “The Red Road”, “The Condemned 2”, “The Broken Chain” (1993), “Heat”, “Deep Rising” (1997), “Penny Dreadful” (2014-2016), “Mystery Men” (1999)
TV Shows Penny Dreadful, Kings, Streets of Laredo, Comanche Moon, 500 Nations, Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times
# Quote
1 [on being in Street Fighter (1994)] This is a fun movie about a kind of fantasy land, sort of like Star Trek (1966).
# Fact
1 He has portrayed a number of legendary Indian chiefs such as Geronimo in Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Red Cloud in Crazy Horse (1996) and Cochise in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).
2 In 2013, Wes Studi became only the second Native American to be inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers.
3 On June 11, 2010, Wes Studi visited Yakama Nation Legends Casino, located in Toppenish, Washington to MC the Casino’s Tribal Jam IV event. During his visit Wes met with the Yakama Nation Tribal Council and Legends Casino Board of Directors. Legends Casino is owned and operated by the Yakama Nation.
4 Uncle of Delanna Studi.
5 He attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, Montana, in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.
6 One child, by wife Maura Dhu Studi, named Kholan Garret Studi, born on September 29, 1993, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
7 Plays guitar and bass. Used to perform in a six-piece band called ‘Firecat of Discord’. His wife, Maura Dhu Studi, is a lead vocalist. They primarily performed original music.
8 Attended Chilocco Indian School in northern Oklahoma; studied at Tulsa Junior College.
9 Drafted into the army in 1967, he served 12 months in South Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta.
10 Spoke only the Cherokee language prior to attending grade school.
11 Two children, by wife Rebecca Graves, named Daniel and Leah.
12 Is an American Indian of the Cherokee Nation.


Title Year Status Character
Fearless Heart 2017 pre-production Dr.John Sheffield
Candles 2017 filming Medicine Man Gray Hawk
Hostiles 2017 post-production Chief Yellow Hawk
Into the Fire 2017 announced Fire Captain Don Knight
Stark Raving Normal announced Russ (rumored)
Terra Infirma pre-production
Penny Dreadful 2016 TV Series Kaetenay
The Pipeline 2016 Samuel Horse
The Condemned 2 2015 Video Cyrus Merrick
SuperMansion 2015 TV Series Hawk Feather
Ronnie BoDean 2015 Short Ronnie BoDean
The Red Road 2015 TV Series Chief Levi Gall
Planes: Fire & Rescue 2014 Windlifter (voice)
A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 Cochise
Gaming 2014 Short Wes Begay
Road to Paloma 2014 Numay
Killer Women 2014 TV Series White Deer
Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health 2013 Short Wes Studi (voice)
Destination Planet Negro 2013 Native American Chief
Battledogs 2013 TV Movie Captain Falcons
Sugar 2013/I Bishop
The Boston Post 2013 Short Bill
In Plain Sight 2012 TV Series Chief Pierce
Being Flynn 2012 Captain
Hell on Wheels 2011-2012 TV Series Chief Many Horses
The Dome of Heaven 2011 DeWayne Moses
Die neue Burg 2011 Short Prison Guard #5
Ink: A Tale of Captivity 2010 King Philip
The Mentalist 2010 TV Series Joseph Silverwing
Freedom Riders 2009 TV Series
Avatar 2009 Eytukan
21 and a Wake-Up 2009 General Gleason
The Undying 2009 Lt. Frank Wascoe
Saving Grace 2009 TV Series Bobby’s Dad
Kings 2009 TV Series General Linus Abner
Call of the Wild 2009 Hatcher
American Experience 2009 TV Series documentary Major Ridge / Warrior in Canoe
The Only Good Indian 2009 Sam
The Hunter’s Moon 2009 Cherokee Jack
Older Than America 2008 Richard Two Rivers
Three Priests 2008 Ben
El camino 2008/III Dave
Comanche Moon 2008 TV Mini-Series Buffalo Hump
Cosmic Radio 2007 Sherriff Mike Nighthorse
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 2007 TV Movie Wovoka / Jack Wilson
Seraphim Falls 2006 Charon (as Wes Studie)
The New World 2005 Opechancanough
Miracle at Sage Creek 2005 Chief Thomas
Animal 2005 Video Creeper
Into the West 2005 TV Mini-Series Black Kettle
Echoes from Juniper Canyon 2004 Short Grandpa
A Thief of Time 2004 TV Movie Joe Leaphorn
A Warrior in Two Worlds 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Edge of America 2003 TV Movie Cuch
Coyote Waits 2003 TV Movie Joe Leaphorn
The Ugly One: Thor’s Revenge 2003 Father Mike
The Lone Ranger 2003 TV Movie Kulakinah
Skinwalkers 2002 TV Movie Lt. Joe Leaphorn
Undisputed 2002 Mingo Pace
Superfire 2002 TV Movie Joe Nighttrail
UC: Undercover 2002 TV Series Armando Uribe
Road to Redemption 2001 Frank Lightfoot
Christmas in the Clouds 2001 Bingo Caller
Ice Planet 2001 Commander Jonah Trager
Wind River 2000 Pocatello
Streets of Laredo 1999 TV Mini-Series Famous Shoes
Mystery Men 1999 Sphinx
Andrew Jackson White Elk 1998
Soundman 1998 Terry Leonard
Deep Rising 1998 Hanover
Promised Land 1997 TV Series Jesse Rainbird
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1997 TV Series Scarface
The Killing Jar 1997 Cameron
Lone Justice: Showdown at Plum Creek 1996 One Horse
Crazy Horse 1996 TV Movie Red Cloud
Lone Justice 2 1995 One Horse
Heat 1995 Casals
500 Nations 1995 TV Mini-Series
Wolfridge 1994
Street Fighter 1994 Victor Sagat
The Broken Chain 1993 TV Movie Seth / Chief / Speaker for the Tribes
Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Geronimo
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1993 TV Series One Horse
Highlander 1992 TV Series Sheriff Benson
The Last of the Mohicans 1992 Magua
The Doors 1991 Indian in Desert
The Flash 1990 TV Series Roller
Dances with Wolves 1990 Toughest Pawnee
Powwow Highway 1989 Buff
The Trial of Standing Bear 1988 TV Movie Long Runner (as Wes Studie)


Title Year Status Character
Goodnight My Zombie 2009 Short


Title Year Status Character
Goodnight My Zombie 2009 Short


Title Year Status Character
The Only Good Indian 2009 executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Love 2015/I Documentary short grateful thanks
The Making of ‘Heat’ 2005 Video documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Made in Hollywood 2014 TV Series Himself
Pie Lady of Pie Town 2014 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Capturing Avatar 2010 Video documentary Himself
The Making of ‘Last of the Mohicans’ 2010 Video documentary Himself
Reel Injun 2009 Documentary Himself
Making ‘The New World’ 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy 2006 Video Himself – Presenter
The Making of ‘Miracle at Sage Creek’ 2005 Video Himself
Sze Bei 2001 Documentary Narrator
The Directors 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Politically Incorrect 1999 TV Series Himself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Way West 1995 TV Movie documentary Voice
The Making of ‘Street Fighter’ 1994 Documentary short Himself
Indian America: A Gift from the Past 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself – Narrator
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Presenter

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