Native American Actresses

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1. Irene Bedard

Actress | Pocahontas

Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is an Alaska Native actress enrolled in the Native Village of Koyuk who has played many American Indian characters in a variety of television shows and films. She is best known for her voice role as the title character in the Disney animated film "Pocahontas," and ...

Daughter of an Iñupiaq and a French Canadian/Cree.

2. Julia Jones

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Julia Jones was born on January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress, known for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Westworld (2016) and Wind River (2017).

Choctaw and Chickasaw.

3. Kimberly Guerrero

Actress | The Glorias

Kimberly is a Native American actor who works in film, television, and theatre. Some of Kimberly's recent film credits include Julie Taymor's inspirational Gloria Steinem biopic, THE GLORIAS, where Kimberly plays legendary Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller opposite Julianne Moore, the gritty revenge ...

Colville, Salish-Kootenai, & Cherokee Nations.

4. Shauna Baker

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Canadian born, Shauna Baker was raised by her Dené Grandmother on a reservation in northern Canada. Shauna was extensively involved in business before her entertainment career began. Despite her success in the corporate world, she instinctively knew she was not following her dreams. Shauna started ...

Carrier Dene Nation

5. Michelle Latimer

Director | Trickster

Michelle Latimer is a filmmaker, actress and curator. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre performance from Montréal's Concordia University in 1997. Her 2014 short The Underground screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the best short film award at imagine ...

Metis Nation

6. Kaniehtiio Horn

Actress | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kaniehtiio 'Tiio' Horn is a Canadian actress from Kahnawake, the Mohawk reserve outside of Montreal. Since graduating from Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program in 2005 she has established herself as a versatile actress with roles on television including the multiple award-winning comedy ...

Mohawk Nation

7. 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 ...

Quechua & Huachipaeri Nations

8. Karina Lombard

Actress | Legends of the Fall

Karina Lombard is an actor, screenwriter and director. She was born in Tahiti, the youngest of five children, and raised and educated in Spain, Switzerland and Peru. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German. She resides in Venice, California.

She is known for roles in such films...

Lakota Nation

9. 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...

Cree & Metis Nations

10. Elizabeth Frances

Actress | Love

Acclaimed for her grace and charisma both on screen and off, actress Elizabeth Frances, is best known for her countless on camera roles such as troubled girlfriend Angela Maryboy in Drunktown's Finest, produced by Robert Redford which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, rock star Bad Penny in the ...

Cherokee Nation

11. 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...

She is of Native American Lipan Apache and Hispanic heritage and is an enrolled member of the federally recognized Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas.

12. Lily Gladstone

Actress | Certain Women

Born in Montana, Gladstone was raised on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and later near Seattle, WA. She graduated with high honors from the University of Montana in 2008 with a BFA in Acting/Directing, and a minor in Native American Studies.

Gladstone was introduced to audiences in Alex and Andrew...

She has "tribal affiliations, on her father's side, that include Kainai, Amskapi Piikani (aka the Blackfeet Tribe) and Nimi'ipuu First Nations".

13. Karen M. Hudson

Actress | Jackie

Karen, an Iroquois (Mohawk) Native American, was raised in Northern New York on the Akwesasne reservation (AKA, St. Regis Indian Reservation). As a child she used to watch a Canadian TV show called "Story Theatre", where actors would use minimal props and plain costumes to play out their stories, ...

Karen, an Iroquois (Mohawk) Native American, was raised in Northern New York on the Akwesasne reservation (AKA, St. Regis Indian Reservation).

14. Tantoo Cardinal

Actress | Wind River

Actress Tantoo Cardinal, a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honors. The Order of Canada recognizes Cardinal for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada.

Arguably the most widely recognized Native Actress of her ...

Cardinal is Cree and French.

15. Stepfanie Kramer

Actress | Hunter

In her iconic role as Sgt Dee Dee McCall, from 1984 to 1990, she helped to make the NBC hit series "Hunter" a true international hit with a fan base around the world. Her strong portrayal became a powerful positive influence for many women and helped to change how women were seen in crime dramas ...

She is part Native American from her mother's side.

16. Kerry Knuppe

Actress | Pachinko

Kerry Knuppe is an enrolled Oglala Sioux tribal member from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She moved to Los Angeles after breaking into the film industry with her lead performance in SXSW Audience Award winner Skills Like This (2007). Kerry recently filmed Ryan Murphy's new ...

Kerry Knuppe is an enrolled Oglala Sioux tribal member from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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