Wes Studi

  • Birth Name: Wesley Studie
  • Birth Place: Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Raised speaking Cherokee at home; didn't learn English until he started school.
  • Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 and served 18 months in Vietnam.
  • Started acting with the American Indian Theatre Company in Tulsa.
  • Wife Maura Dhu Studi is the daughter of actor Jack Albertson.
  • Plays bass in the band Firecat of Discord, along with his wife Maura, the lead singer, and his brother Bob, the drummer. 
  • Wrote two children's books for the Cherokee Bilingual Cross Cultural Education Center.


  • Maura Dhu Studi — Wife
  • Andy Studie — Father
  • Andy Lee Studie — Brother
  • Daniel Studi — Son
  • Kholan Garret Studi — Son
  • Rebecca Graves — Ex-wife
  • Leah Studi — Daughter
  • Maggie Studie — Mother
  • Bob Studie — Brother
  • Calvin Studie — Brother


  • Attended Tulsa Junior College, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States; attended Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States