He was a co-recipient of a "Bronze Wrangler" at the 1994 Western Heritage Awards for the motion picture Geronimo: An American Legend.
In 2000, the First Americans in the Arts Awards named him Artist of the Decade.
He was invited to MC the 2006 award show in DC for the Native American Management Services.
Wes' first film was Pow Wow Highway.
His favorite colors are black and tan.
His band, Firecat Of Discord, released it's self titled debut CD in 1998.
He has won the First Americans In The Arts Award for 1995, 1998 and 1999.
He has been quite active using his celebrity to keep Native languages from dying out.
He worked for awhile at the Tulsa Indian Times newspaper.
Wes volunteered time while in college to work with the Cherokee Nation.
He also attended Tahlequah University.
He was a member of the American Indian Movement while in college.
His father was a ranch hand.
Studi spent most of his childhood in Northeastern Oklahoma.
Wes is the eldest of four sons.
Wes was advised early on by a teacher to just admit his fate and settle for being a low paying laborer.
Wes is a full blooded Cherokee.
While in the Army, he served 18 months in Vietnam
He was drafted into the Army in 1967
When not acting, he does stone carving
Attended Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma
He has written two children's books
Wes and his wife Maura are in a band called "Firecat of Discord". He plays bass and she is the lead singer.
He plays bass in a band called "Firecat of Discord".
His current wife, Maura, is the lead vocalist for "Firecat of Discord"
Attended Tulsa Junior College
He is over six and a half feet tall.
Wes Studi: What (the Wounded Knee) era did for Indian people was it reawakened an identity that we could be proud of. There were some wrongs to be righted. It was a time where we could stand arm in arm and demand the government and the people of America pay attention to our grievances from the past, as well as to work on the issues of that particular present.
Wes Studi: (On a movie), my most enjoyable moment is when we get the word that everything is greenlighted and we're on the way to shoot.