Wes Studi

American actor

Wesley Studi (born December 17, 1947) is a Cherokee American actor and movie producer. He was born in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. He is known for his roles of Native Americans in movies.[1][2]

He has appeared in Academy Award-winning movies, such as Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and in the Academy Award-nominated movies Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and The New World (2005).

He is also known for playing Sagat in Street Fighter (1994). In 2019, he will receive an Academy Honorary Award, becoming the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar.


  1. Galbraith, Jane (1993-12-14). "Q&a with Wes Studi: 'I Came Into the Business at the Right Time'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  2. Kevin Carter (22 December 1993). "Actor Champions Indian Heritage". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2010-12-12.

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