List of Famous people named Wes

Often it's a shorthand for Wesley. Similar names: Wesley, Wiz. Here are some famous Weses:

Wes Anderson

Wesley Wales Anderson
First Name Wes
Last Name Anderson
Born on May 1, 1969 (age 55)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Wesley Wales Anderson is an American filmmaker. His films are known for their symmetry, eccentricity and distinctive visual and narrative styles, and he is regarded by some critics as a modern-day example of the auteur. Three of his films – The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel – appeared in BBC Culture's 2016 poll of the greatest films since 2000.

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Wes Bentley

First Name Wes
Last Name Bentley
Born on September 4, 1978 (age 45)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Wesley Cook Bentley is an American actor best known for his roles as Ricky Fitts in American Beauty (1999), which earned him a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Supporting Actor, Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games (2012), Doyle in Interstellar (2014) and Erik in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. He was one of four subjects in the documentary My Big Break (2009), which covered his fame after American Beauty and struggles with substance abuse. Rebuilding his career, he starred in the premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives in the off-Broadway production in 2010. His other film roles include The Four Feathers (2002), Ghost Rider (2007), P2 (2007), and Pete's Dragon (2016).

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Wes Welker

First Name Wes
Last Name Welker
Born on May 1, 1981 (age 43)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Wesley Carter Welker is an American football coach and former player who is the wide receivers coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach for the Houston Texans. He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Welker went on to also play for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and St. Louis Rams.

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Wes Studi

Wesley Studie
First Name Wes
Last Name Studi
Born on December 17, 1947 (age 76)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Wesley Studi is a Cherokee American actor and film producer who has won critical acclaim and awards, particularly for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in Academy Award-winning films, such as Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and in the Academy Award-nominated films Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and The New World (2005). He is also known for portraying Sagat in Street Fighter (1994). Other films he has appeared in are Hostiles, Heat, Mystery Men, Avatar, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the television series Penny Dreadful. In 2019, he received an Academy Honorary Award, becoming the first Native American and the second North American Indigenous person to be honored by the Academy. In 2020, The New York Times ranked him #19 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.

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Wes Unseld

Westley Sissel Unseld
First Name Wes
Last Name Unseld
Born on March 14, 1946
Died on June 2, 2020 (aged 74)
Height 201 cm | 6'7

Westley Sissel Unseld was an American professional basketball player, coach and executive. He spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets. Unseld played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals and was selected with the second overall pick by the Bullets in the 1968 NBA draft. He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player during his rookie season and joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in NBA history to accomplish the feat. Unseld won an NBA championship with the Bullets in 1978. After retiring from playing in 1981, he worked with the Bullets/Wizards as a vice president, head coach and general manager.

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Wes Morgan

Westley Nathan Morgan
First Name Wes
Last Name Morgan
Born on January 21, 1984 (age 40)
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Westley Nathan Morgan is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for and is captain of Premier League club Leicester City and formerly the Jamaica national team.

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Wes Brown

First Name Wes
Last Name Brown
Born on October 13, 1979 (age 44)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Wesley Michael Brown is an English professional footballer who last played as a defender for Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC.

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Wes Scantlin

Wesly Reid Scantlin
First Name Wes
Last Name Scantlin
Born on June 9, 1972 (age 51)

Wesley Reid Scantlin is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and only constant member of rock band Puddle of Mudd. He was named one of the "Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists" by Hit Parader.

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Wes Edens

First Name Wes
Last Name Edens
Born on October 30, 1961 (age 62)
Net Worth $1.2B

Wesley Robert Edens is an American billionaire businessman best known for co-founding Fortress Investment Group. He established Fortress in 1998, took it public in 2007 and sold the firm to SoftBank for $3.3 billion in 2017.

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Wes Brown

First Name Wes
Last Name Brown
Born on January 26, 1982 (age 42)

James Wesley "Wes" Brown is an American actor.

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