Rutina Wesley Cast in OWN Drama “Queen Sugar”

RUTINA WESLEY CAST IN OWN DRAMA QUEEN SUGARRutina Wesley has landed a role in the upcoming OWN drama Queen Sugar. The series is based off of the Natalie Baszile novel of the same name, and will be helmed by Selma director Ava DuVernay.

Wesley will play Nora Bordleon, a New Orleans-based activist and journalist, whose life is turned upside down when her estranged sister returns from Los Angeles to help the family tend to their sugarcane farm.
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Rutina Wesley Joins Arrow

Rutina Wesley Joins Arrow in Recurring Role

rutina wesley joins arrowRutina Wesley joins Arrow for their upcoming fourth season playing the role of Lady Cop. According to EW, the show plans to put a spin on the DC Comics character, which will be recurring throughout the season.

Rutina was most recently seen on this season of Hannibal, playing Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the eye of serial killer the Tooth Fairy.
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Rutina Wesley Joins the Third Season of ‘Hannibal’

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Former “True Blood” star Rutina Wesley is joining season three of NBC’s psychological thriller “Hannibal,” taking on the role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the eye of Francis Dolarhyde, better known as the Tooth Fairy, a serial killer who really likes to sink his teeth into his victims.

Reba’s romance with Dolarhyde is major component of the Thomas Harris novel “Red Dragon,” just one of the books in which “Hannibal” is based on, and is expected to be given the same significance during season three, notching a reported seven episode arc for both Wesley and Richard Armitrage, the actor hired to play the role of Dolarhyde.
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Tika, Rutina & Naturi’s Glam Photo Shoot

Up and coming actresses Tika Sumpter (Gossip Girl), Rutina Wesley (True Blood), and Naturi Naughton (Playboy) are all featured in a 1970’s inspired photo shoot via the October issue of Essence Magazine.

The editorial was photographed by Tim Petersen, styled by Agnes Cammock and is meant to pay tribute to 1970’s TV sleuths such as ‘Get Christie Love.’

Bianca Lawson Joins ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast

BIANACA LAWSON JOINS QUEEN SUGAR CASTActress Bianca Lawson has been added to the cast of the OWN original series Queen Sugar. The show is based on the book of the same name and centers on the lives of three sisters tasked with running the family sugarcane business after the family matriarch passes way.

As previously reported, Rutina Wesley has already been cast to play the role of one of the sisters; Nora, a New Orleans based activist and photo-journalist.
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Danai Gurira Joins the Walking Dead

Actress Danai Gurira is joining the cast of AMC’s zombie blockbuster “The Walking Dead.”

The 20-something year old actress, best known for her roles on “Treme” and “Law & Order,” will play the katana wielding Michonne, a mysterious character (to those who haven’t read the comic book) who shows up on the scene with two chained zombies in tow.

Danai’s character made her first appearance on tonight’s season finale, but was totally covered up. It wasn’t until series creator Robert Kirkman broke the news on “The Talking Dead” that we knew who had landed the role of the iconic heroine.

The character of Michonne had been a highly sought after role, with actresses Rutina Wesley and Tracie Thoms reportedly vying for the part.

Brown Sistas At The Golden Globe Awards

Beyonce The 2009 Golden Globe Awards were held earlier this evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Not many Brown Sistas were spotted on the red carpet this year- mostly because few were nominated or tapped to present an award. The lone African American female nominee, singer Beyonce, lost the award she was up for to music veteran Bruce Springsteen. Still, the singer can take solace in the fact that she is already topping many lists as the evening’s best dressed female. Other Brown Sista’s to grace the red carpet with their loveliness included actress Taraji P. Henson and television personality Shaun Robinson.
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New Movie: How She Move

Keyshia Cole, Rutina Wesley and Tre Armstrong Handprint Ceremony at Planet Hollywood in New York
What’s the best way to solve life’s problems? Have a dance off of course- and that is exactly what happens in the new film “How She Move”. After her sister’s fatal drug addiction sucks up the family’s private school funds, Raya (Rutina Wesley) is back at public school and needs cash to get out of her dangerous neighborhood. Luckily she’s a master step dancer, and, conveniently, the high-paying Stepmonster team tournament is coming up soon. While Raya trains, her mom (Melanie Nicholls-King) disapproves; estranged friend Michelle (Tre Armstrong) resents her–until she needs Raya to tutor her, of course–and fellow step expert Bishop (Dwain Murphy) tries to show Raya his moves in more ways than one. How She Move opens in theaters nationwide today and is an MTV Production that also features a cameo by singer Keyshia Cole.