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Tantoo Cardinal


Tantoo Cardinal was born on July 20, 1950 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as Rose Marie Cardinal. She is an actress and director, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Legends of the Fall (1994) and Black Robe (1991). She was previously married to John Lawlor and Fred Martin. See full bio »
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 2013 Rez Carz (Short) (completed) (voice)
 2012-2013 Blackstone (TV Series)
Wilma Stoney
- Burn Baby Burn (2013) ... Wilma Stoney
- Still My Kid (2013) ... Wilma Stoney
- Never Gonna Stop (2013) ... Wilma Stoney
- Bull in a China Shop (2013) ... Wilma Stoney
- Some Things Never Change (2013) ... Wilma Stoney
 2013/I Pilgrims (Short)
Big Girl
 2013 Maïna
Tekahera
 2013 Arctic Air (TV Series)
Aunt Mary
- Skeletons in the Closet (2013) ... Aunt Mary
 2013 From Above
Older Venus
 2012 The Killing (TV Series)
Hooker
- Keylela (2012) ... Hooker
 2012/I Eden
The Nurse
 2011 Shouting Secrets
June
 2010 Shattered (TV Series)
Carol
- Out of Sorrow (2010) ... Carol
- Stairways to Perceptions (2010) ... Carol
 2010 Fathers & Sons
Gordon's Sister
 2010 Every Emotion Costs
Aunt Marcy
 2009 Dear Prudence (TV Movie)
Ruth Vigil
 2009 Walking on Turtle Island
Lodge Wife
 2009 Water Under the Bridge (Short)
Neighbor
 2009 Tales of an Urban Indian (TV Movie)
Dianne
 2008 Mothers&Daughters
Celine
 2008 Mom, Dad and Her (TV Movie)
Heather
 2008 Ancestor Eyes (Short)
Verna
 2008 The Englishman's Boy (TV Mini-Series)
Little Soldier's Wife
- Part Two (2008) ... Little Soldier's Wife
- Part One (2008) ... Little Soldier's Wife
 2008 Older Than America
Auntie Apple
 2008 The Guard (TV Series)
Ursula
- The Beacon (2008) ... Ursula
- Coming Through Fog (2008) ... Ursula
- Live Free (2008) ... Ursula
- Waheguru (2008) ... Ursula
 2007 Luna: Spirit of the Whale (TV Movie)
Gloria Maquinna
 2006 Unnatural & Accidental
Aunt Shadie / Rita
 2006 The Road to Christmas (TV Movie)
Sioux Woman
 2003-2006 Moccasin Flats (TV Series)
Betty Merasty
- The Other Side (2006) ... Betty Merasty
- Hide and Seek (2006) ... Betty Merasty
- Whose Team Are You On? (2006) ... Betty Merasty
- Pay the Piper (2006) ... Betty Merasty
- Smoke Signals (2006) ... Betty Merasty
 2006 Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (TV Mini-Series)
 2004 H2O (TV Movie)
Grand Chief Katie Blackfire
 2004 A Thief of Time (TV Movie)
Irene Musket
 2004/I Memory (Short)
Ida
 2004 Windy Acres (TV Series)
Aunt Laura
- We've Got Guests (2004) ... Aunt Laura
- There's Still Winter (2004) ... Aunt Laura
- The Frickin' Epiglottis (2004) ... Aunt Laura
- Kissing the Flatlander (2004) ... Aunt Laura
- Feed Chicks (2004) ... Aunt Laura
 2003 DreamKeeper (TV Movie)
Old Pawnee Woman
 2002 A Day Out with Gordy (Short)
Woman
 2002 Tom Stone (TV Series)
Judge Crowfoot
- Royalty (2002) ... Judge Crowfoot
 2002 How the Fiddle Flows (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2002 Edge of Madness
Ruth
 2001 MythQuest (TV Series)
Walloha
- Red Wolf's Daughter (2001) ... Walloha
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Grant
- Americans (2001) ... Mrs. Grant
 2001 Dodson's Journey (TV Movie)
Waitress
 2000 The Lost Child (TV Movie)
Aunt Mary
 2000 Blood River (Short)
Claire / Mattie
 2000 Postmark Paradise
Reenie
 2000 Navigating the Heart (TV Movie)
Mary
 2000 Canada: A People's History (TV Series)
Plains Storyteller
- When the World Began (2000) ... Plains Storyteller
 1999 In Jest
 1999 A Stranger in the Kingdom
Heaven Fontaine
 1999 The Hi-Line
Singing Bird
 1998 Heartwood
Violet Boucher
 1998 Cold Squad (TV Series)
Theresa Sandiman
- Salty Cheever (1998) ... Theresa Sandiman
 1998 Big Bear (TV Mini-Series)
Running Second
 1997 Silence
Dolores
 1994-1997 North of 60 (TV Series)
Betty Moses
- Walking with Ghosts (1997) ... Betty Moses
- A Safe House (1996) ... Betty Moses
- The Weight (1995) ... Betty Moses
- The Gift (1994) ... Betty Moses
- You Can't Get There from Here (1994) ... Betty Moses
 1996 Grand Avenue (TV Movie)
Nellie
 1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Series)
Gabe LaRoche's Mother
- Bounty (1996) ... Gabe LaRoche's Mother
 1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie)
Turtle Mother
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series) (voice)
 1994 Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (TV Movie)
Mary's mother
 1994 Sioux City
Dawn Rainfeather
 1993 Mustard Bath
Sister Amantha
 1993 Spirit Rider (TV Movie)
Marilyn St.Claire
 1993 Harts of the West (TV Series)
Helen
- Auggie's End (1993) ... Helen
 1993 Silent Tongue
Silent Tongue
 1992 By Way of the Stars (TV Mini-Series)
Franoise
 1992 Street Legal (TV Series)
Renee Stonehouse
- The Phoenix (1992) ... Renee Stonehouse
- November (1992) ... Renee Stonehouse
- Breach of Trust (1992) ... Renee Stonehouse
- Children's Hour (1992) ... Renee Stonehouse
 1991 Lightning Field (TV Movie)
Vivian
 1991 Black Robe
Chomina's Wife
 1990 The Campbells (TV Series)
Maria Brant
- Miles to Go (1990) ... Maria Brant
 1990 Divided Loyalties
Molly Brant
 1988 War Party
Sonny's Mother
 1987 Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (TV Movie)
Little Doe
 1987 Loyalties
Rosanne Ladouceur
 1987 Candy Mountain
Annie
 1986 Places Not Our Own
Rose
 1984 Spirit Bay (TV Series)
Annie
 1983 Running Brave
Caroline (as Tantoo Martin)
 1982 New Day - New Horizon (Short)
 1981 Death Hunt
Indian Woman (as Tantoo Martin)
 1978 Marie Ann
Tantou, Indian princess (as Tantoo Martin)
 1975 He Comes Without Calling (Short)
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I got into acting through my political involvement, through a sense of justice. I wanted to see things change, to offset some of the lies that have been told about us throughout history. The attitude of the public back in the '60s was so backward and ill-informed. By the time I found out about our history and how we were treated, I was in a rage. It was really a time of darkness and great ... See more »

Trivia:

She is "métis," the French cognate of Spanish "mestizo," indicating a person of mixed American Aboriginal and European ancestry (usually an Algonquian ethnic group and a Celtic and/or French ethnic group). Cardinal is Cree and French. See more »

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