Wes Studi

Born Dec 17, 1947

Wesley "Wes" Studi 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 (1992), the award-winning Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and the Academy Award-nominated film The New World (2005).… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on December 17, 1947.


1964 16 Years Old He attended Chilocco Indian Agricultural School for high school and graduated in 1964; his vocational major was in dry cleaning.
1967 19 Years Old In 1967, Studi was drafted into the Army and served 18 months in Vietnam. … Read More


1973 25 Years Old He participated in the Wounded Knee Incident at Pine Ridge Reservation in 1973. … Read More


1988 40 Years Old Studi appeared in his first film, The Trial of Standing Bear, in 1988. … Read More
1993 45 Years Old In 1993 Studi had the lead in Geronimo: An American Legend.


1999 51 Years Old He showed a talent for comedy as the superhero Sphynx in the 1999 film Mystery Men.
2002 54 Years Old In 2002, Studi brought to life the character of Lt. Joe Leaphorn, for a series of PBS movies based on Tony Hillerman's novels set in the Southwest among the Navajo and Hopi. … Read More
2005 57 Years Old 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 61 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 20, 2009 Studi appeared as Major Ridge, a leader of the Cherokee before removal to Indian Territory, in Trail of Tears. … Read More
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