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Wes Studi

Actor
Male
Born Dec 17, 1947
Age 66
Hometown Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Other Names Studie, Wesley

Wesley "Wes" Studi is an American actor of Cherokee ancestry, 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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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born on December 17, 1947.

TEENAGE

1967 19 Years Old In 1967, he was drafted into the Army and served 18 months in Vietnam.

TWENTIES

1973 25 Years Old After his discharge, Studi became politically active and participated in the Wounded Knee Incident at Pine Ridge Reservation in 1973. … Read More

FORTIES

1988 40 Years Old Studi became an actor. He appeared in his first film, The Trial of Standing Bear, in 1988.(1988) He is best known for his roles as ruthless Indian warriors, such as the Pawnee in Dances with Wolves (1991), and Magua in The Last of the Mohicans (1992). … Read More
1993 45 Years Old In 1993 Studi had the lead in Geronimo: An American Legend.

FIFTIES

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 the Powhatan chief Opechancanough in The New World, directed by Terrence Malick. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

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, the third episode of five in the PBS series We Shall Remain, portraying critical episodes in Native American history after European encounter. … Read More
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