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Wes Studi Biography

Birth Name:
Wesley Studie
Birth Place:
Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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, alongside 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


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