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Misty Upham (1982–2014)

Misty Anne Upham, born in Kallispell, Montana, grew up in south Seattle, the fourth of five children. She began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined a community theater group, Red Eagle Soaring. What began as a summer workshop soon turned into a full-time job. By the age of fourteen she was writing and directing short skits and ... See full bio »

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 2015 Within (completed)
Tina Walsh
 2014/II Cake
 2013 Without Fire (Short)
 2013 Jimmy P.
 2012 Every Other Second (Short)
Nurse Kelly
 2012 Django Unchained
Minnie (uncredited)
 2011 Mascots (Short)
 2009 Burn the Wagons (Video short)
 2006 Expiration Date
Charlie's Mother
 2003 Edge of America (TV Movie)
 2003 DreamKeeper (TV Movie)
Chief's Daughter
 2002 Skinwalkers (TV Movie)
 2002 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series)
- An Inspector Calls (2002) ... Dawn
- Another Country (2002) ... Dawn
 2002 Skins
Mrs. Blue Cloud
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I don't like interviews. I hate them. I always feel so stupid. I just go blank, even with the simplest questions. I guess it's to do with the fact that I'm a perfectionist. I don't want to say anything that I'll regret in ten years time. And I'm also painfully shy in real life. When I'm in front of the camera, or talking to people as an actress, and not as myself, it's like I become another ... See more »


Gained forty pounds and had a significant amount of her hair cut for her role as Lila, a new mom/widow in Frozen River. Her trademark long and thick hair was previously waist-length. See more »

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