Hottest Native American Indian First Nations Indigneous Actors & Actresses

by dBegay96 | created - 16 Aug 2014 | updated - 06 Mar 2016 | Public

No particular order - except for the first 5 :p

1. Marisa Quintanilla

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

A dedicated performer, visual artist, & creative producer, Marisa is best known for her role as "Huilen" - a pivotal character in the Box Office hit Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

She is a graduate of the esteemed Brown University, and as part of her Ivy League undergraduate experience she had...

Twilight Actress, from a reservation

2. Dyami Thomas

Actor | Truth

Dyami Thomas is an actor, known for The Virus (2014), Runestone (2019) and Runestone: Sizzle Reel (2015).

Attended a tribal college and is from the reservation

3. Kiowa Gordon

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Kiowa Gordon was born on March 25, 1990 in Berlin, Germany as Kiowa Joseph Gordon. Moved to the States shortly after to live on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Peach Springs, AZ and moved around quite a bit growing up until settling down in Phoenix, AZ where he landed the role of Embry Call in ...

The Lesser Kind

4. Shannon Baker

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Shannon Baker is Carrier Dene of the Stellat'en First Nation reservation in northern British Columbia. She has an identical twin sister named Shauna. She resides in Los Angeles, California. Her and her twin sister are collectively known as 'The Baker Twins'. As an actor, model, and spokesperson ...

5. Amber Midthunder

Actress | Legion

Amber Midthunder is a Native New Mexican actress who uncovered a deep love for the art of acting at a very young age. Growing up with an actor father and casting director mother, she began her own on-screen career early in life. Her first speaking role was opposite Alan Arkin in the indie hit ...

Sunshine Cleaners actress, lives on the reservation

6. Julia Jones

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Julia Jones was born on January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011), Wind River (2017) and Westworld (2016).

Hell Ride

7. Dakota Brown

Actress | Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Dakota Brown is an actress, known for Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015).

Native Actress

8. Tonantzin Carmelo

Actress | Into the West

Carmelo began her career as a native dancer and musician, recording 3 CDs with Canyon Records. She honed her acting craft in a myriad of professional theater productions, and is a member of the LA based professional theater company Native Voices, most recently as Lisa Yellowtree in the world ...

into the west

9. Tinsel Korey

Actress | The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Canadian-born actress/singer-songwriter Tinsel Korey is best known for her role as "Emily" in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

Korey's career started after her passion for performing skits as a young child led her to pursue her dream to be a professional actress. As a teen she...

10. Alex Rice

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

By birth, actress Alex Rice is a Mohawk. She continues to be an active and proud member of the Kahnawake First Nation throughout her career.

Though she was born in Quebec, Alex spend the majority of her childhood in Brooklyn, New York among a community of Mohawk iron workers, where she trained to ...

Twilight Actress

11. Inez Jasper

Actress | Shi-Shi-Etko

Inez Jasper is an actress, known for Shi-Shi-Etko (2009), Rebel Music (2014) and Beyond Words (2006).

12. Q'orianka Kilcher

Actress | The New World

At fourteen years old, Q'orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actresses with her portrayal of Pocahontas opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's 'The New World', an epic about the encounter between English and North American societies in the early 1600s. Her ...

Activist for Native Rights

13. Crystle Lightning

Actress | Prey

Crystle Lightning is everything that her given name implies: a clear bolt of penetrating energy. This vivacious young beauty co-stars in the fourth installment of the American Pie movie franchise American Pie 4: Band Camp and is on track to become one of the most talked about young women in ...

American Pie

14. Jamie Loy

Actress | The Veil

Jamie Loy is an American actress known for her role as Elizabeth Canoe in the feature film The Cherokee Word for Water and as Tara in the short Running Deer.

Jamie was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma as the second of three children of James and Annie Loy. She grew up in the country near many small towns...

15. Sterlin Harjo

Director | Mekko

Sterlin Harjo is a director and producer, known for Mekko (2015), Barking Water (2009) and Four Sheets to the Wind (2007).

16. Tatanka Means

Actor | The Son

Tatanka Means was born on February 19, 1985 in Porcupine, South Dakota, USA as Tatanka Wanbli Sapa Xila Sabe Means. He is known for his work on The Son (2017), Saints & Strangers (2015) and Tiger Eyes (2012).

17. Tinsel Korey

Actress | The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Canadian-born actress/singer-songwriter Tinsel Korey is best known for her role as "Emily" in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

Korey's career started after her passion for performing skits as a young child led her to pursue her dream to be a professional actress. As a teen she...

18. Bronson Pelletier

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Canadian film and television actor, Bronson Pelletier, got his start as the host of popular children's show, "Art Zone". His first big break occurred through his role as Jack Sinclair in Renegadepress, a Canadian series for which he received Gemini and Leo nominations. After filming several ...

20. Alex Meraz

Actor | The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Alex Meraz was born on January 10, 1985 in Mesa, Arizona, USA as Alejandro Meraz. He is an actor and writer, known for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and Suicide Squad (2016). He has been married to Kim since December 31, 2007. They have two children.

21. Tanaya Beatty

Actress | Yellowstone

Tanaya Beatty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Yellowstone (2018), Through Black Spruce (2018) and Hostiles (2017).

22. Roseanne Supernault

Actress | Blackstone

Roseanne Supernault is an Actress originally from East Prairie Metis Settlement, Canada. Born in northern Alberta to a Politician Father and Artist Mother, her eclectic upbringing included classical training in art, theatre, and dance; practicing and sustaining her cultural hunting & land rights as...

23. Devery Jacobs

Actress | American Gods

Devery Jacobs was born on August 8, 1993 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada as Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs. She is an actress and writer, known for American Gods (2017), Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) and Cardinal (2017).

The Blanketing

24. Will Finley

Actor | The Bold and the Beautiful

Will Finley is an actor, known for The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), JAG (1995) and The Jinn (2007).

25. Grace Dove

Actress | The Revenant

Grace Dove is an Indigenous actress based in Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles, CA. She reached an international spotlight as Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in "The Revenant" directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Dove is Secwépemc First Nation from Tsq'escen' (Canim Lake Band) near 100 Mile House, BC. She...

26. Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Actress | A Red Girl's Reasoning

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, also known as Maija Tailfeathers, is a writer, director, producer and actor. She is both Blackfoot from the Kainai First Nation as well as Sámi from Norway. She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School's Acting Program and also has a bachelor's degree from the University of ...

27. Robin Maxkii

Director | Blood Quantum

Robin Maxkii was born as Robin McGee Máxkii. She is known for her work on Blood Quantum (2016), Autopsy (2008) and A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2008).

Ms AIHEC and Navajo actress

28. Shayna Jackson

Actress | Jew in Choctaw Country: Part 4

Shayna Jackson is an actress, known for Jew in Choctaw Country: Part 4 (2015), Open Call (2012) and Jew in Choctaw Country Pt 3 (2014).

29. Irene Bedard

Actress | Pocahontas

Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is a Native American actress who has played many Native American characters in a variety of films. She is perhaps best known for her voice role as the title character in the 1995 animated film Pocahontas.

In 2012, she started "Sleeping Lady Films" and "Waking Giants...

Pocahontas!

30. Courtney Lameman

Actress | Blackstone

Courtney Lameman is an actress, known for Blackstone (2009).

31. Michelle Thrush

Actress | Pathfinder

Michelle Thrush was born on February 6, 1967 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is known for her work on Pathfinder (2007), Blackstone (2009) and Dead Man (1995).

32. Lisa Charleyboy

Actress | You Are Here

Lisa Charleyboy is a writer and actress, known for You Are Here (2010), Kimi (2012) and Murdoch Mysteries (2008).

Runs a native magazine

33. Carmen Moore

Actress | Blackstone

Carmen has had an extensive career in film and television for over 20 years, with prominent roles in many successful shows, both Canadian and US.

With a start in local theatre in Vancouver Carmen quickly gained recognition with a couple of Jesse nominations. Auditions for film started a slew of ...

34. Jerry Wolf

Actor | Last Patrol on Okinawa

Jerry Wolf is an actor and producer, known for Last Patrol on Okinawa (2018), The Paramour (2018) and The Hand Bra by Rebecca Romijn (2013).

35. Irene Bedard

Actress | Pocahontas

Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is a Native American actress who has played many Native American characters in a variety of films. She is perhaps best known for her voice role as the title character in the 1995 animated film Pocahontas.

In 2012, she started "Sleeping Lady Films" and "Waking Giants...

36. Adam Beach

Actor | Windtalkers

Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to ...

37. Nataanii Nez Means

Actor | Cowboy Up

Nataanii Nez Means was born on January 8, 1991 in the USA. He is an actor, known for Cowboy Up (2001) and Drunktown's Finest (2014).



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