Rutina Wesley Voicing Cleveland Show Character

October 23, 2009 by  

Rutina WesleyDuring the long, cold winter of HBO’s True Blood hiatus, Rutina Wesley will be stepping outside her familiar character as Tara Thornton to provide the voice for a character named Yvette on FOX’s The Cleveland Show. The Cleveland Show, recently renewed for a second season, is a spin-off of The Family Guy.

Talking to TV Guide Magazine, Rutina said:

I’m playing Cleveland’s wife’s best friend. They’ve known each other since they were kids. She has a big butt, big earrings and a real big voice. I love her. reports that in the episode, Cleveland is upset when he finds out that Donna is still attending a single mothers’ support group.

Rutina brings such comedy to her role as Tara, who is such a masterfully witty character, this episode should really give her a chance to show off that talent without any limits.  I’ll definitely be setting my DVR.

The episode entitled “Ladies Night” is set to air on Nov. 15.


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