Nova, Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar‘s Nova Bordelon, is played by actress Rutina Wesley.  In episode 12 of the show’s first season, “Far Too Long” we see Nova comfort Too Sweet as he continues to struggle the aftermath of the time he spent in jail.  The episode starts with him panicking after having a horrible nightmare.  She tries to get his trial date but she finds out that the New Orleans court system is an absolute mess.

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Later in the episode, Nova has a panel discussion with Melissa Harris-Perry.  Officer Calvin attends the event and the love birds share an intimate stare.  He calls her after to let her know that he got Too Sweet’s charges dismissed due to insufficient evidence.  He tells Nova he loves and that he left his wife.

Nova Queen Sugar
Nova Queen Sugar

Rutina was born on February 1, 1979 and is currently 37-years-old.  She grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Acting came naturally, her father is a tap dancer while her mother worked as a showgirl.  Rutina attended the Las Vegas Academy, a magnet high school located in Downtown Las Vegas.

Wesley isn’t the only talented actor that attended the Las Vegas Academy.  Singer, Ne-Yo attended the academy along with Julianne Hough from Dancing With The Stars.

The cast of Queen Sugar recently appeared on the Steve Harvey Show: