Native American Celebrities

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1. 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 ...

2. 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...

3. Wes Studi

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention ...

4. Benjamin Bratt

Actor | Miss Congeniality

The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He is ...

5. Adam Beach

Actor | Flags of Our Fathers

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 ...

6. Graham Greene

Actor | The Green Mile

Graham Greene was born on June 22, 1952 in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada. He is known for his work on The Green Mile (1999), Wind River (2017) and Dances with Wolves (1990). He has been married to Hilary Blackmore since December 20, 1990.

7. 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).

8. Gil Birmingham

Actor | Wind River

Gil Birmingham is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, best known for his portrayal of Billy Black in the The Twilight Saga film series. Birmingham was born in San Antonio, Texas. His family moved frequently during his childhood, due to his father's career in the military. He learned to play the...

9. Danny Trejo

Actor | Machete

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for ...

10. Chaske Spencer

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Chaske (pronounced Chess-Kay) Spencer was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He lived through his childhood in Montana, Kooskia (pronounced Kooskie), Idaho, Lapwai and Lewiston Idaho. (Lapwai and Lewiston are 20 min apart) He has two younger sisters. His mom is a teacher at a local Alternative High ...

11. Rodney A. Grant

Actor | Dances with Wolves

Native American actor, Rodney Arnold Grant was born the 9th of March, 1959. After his biological parents abandoned him, his grandparents raised him from 6 months of age, up until 1982. Rodney has five adult children: three daughters from his ex-wife, all of which were raised by their mother, and ...

12. 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.

13. Alex Kruz

Actor | Gods Behaving Badly

Alex Kruz is an actor and producer, known for Gods Behaving Badly (2013), Golden Boy (2013) and The Good Wife (2009).

14. Eddie Spears

Actor | DreamKeeper

Eddie Spears was born on November 29, 1982. He is an actor, known for DreamKeeper (2003), Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Into the West (2005).

15. Michael Spears

Actor | Into the West

Born in Chamberlain, South Dakota and resides in Montana he has five brothers, one sister and is Lakota Sioux Tribe. His first role was in the film "Dances With Wolves" as Otter. Michael went onto appear in "Skins", "Into The West", "Yellow Rock", guest role on "Longmire" and in Cyril Morin's "The ...

16. Rudy Youngblood

Actor | Apocalypto

Rudy Youngblood is Native American of Comanche and Cree decent. Growing up, he never called one place home, but went to school and graduated in the small town of Belton,Texas. He is proud of his roots. Prior to making his on-screen debut in Mel Gibson's Oscar nominated film, "Apocalypto"(2006), ...

17. 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 multipe award-winning comedy ...

18. Jay Tavare

Actor | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Jay Tavare describes himself best when he says he is a storyteller and a citizen of the world.

Jay's acting performances in several Oscar winning films--with some of our era's most talented and acclaimed directors and actors--are the natural outcome of his eclectic life experiences and the direct ...

19. 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...

20. 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...

21. Wesley French

Actor | Outlander

Wesley French was born on Good Friday April 13th, 1979 in London, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Chippewas of the Thames 1st Nation reservation in Southwestern Ontario. He is an actor known for Cashing In (2009-2014), Skinwalkers (2006) and In Einem Wilden Land (Wild Land) (2013). He ...

22. Will Finley

Actor | The Bold and the Beautiful

Will Finley is an actor, known for The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), NCIS (2003) and JAG (1995).

23. Zahn McClarnon

Actor | Into the West

Zahn McClarnon was born on October 24, 1966 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Zahn Tokiya-ku McClarnon. He is known for his work on Into the West (2005), Strike One (2014) and Dangerous Minds (1996).

24. Martin Sensmeier

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Martin Sensmeier is an American actor and is of Tlingit, Koyukon-Athabascan, and Irish descent. He was raised in a Tlingit Coastal Community in Southeast Alaska and grew up learning and participating in the traditions of his tribes. He is also an ambassador for The Native Wellness Institute, as ...

25. 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 ...

26. Litefoot

Actor | The Indian in the Cupboard

Litefoot was born on March 1, 1969 in Upland, California, USA as Gary Paul Davis. He is an actor, known for The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) and Adaptation. (2002). He has been married to Carmen Davis since July 11, 1998. They have two children.

27. Taylor Lautner

Actor | Twilight

Taylor Daniel Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Deborah, a software company worker, and Daniel Lautner, a pilot for Midwest Airlines. He, and younger sister Makena, were raised in a well-mannered, Roman Catholic household in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is of English, German, Dutch, and ...

28. Tokala Black Elk

Actor | Wind River

Tokala Black Elk was born in 1984 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Wind River (2017), The Revenant (2015) and Hostiles (2017).

29. Buffy Sainte-Marie

Soundtrack | An Officer and a Gentleman

Buffy Sainte-Marie was born on February 20, 1941 in Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was previously married to Jack Nitzsche.

30. Buffalo Child

Actor | Dances with Wolves

Buffalo Child is a full-blooded Plains Cree Native American. In addition to television, he has also acted on stage. Both of his parents were raised having traditional lives. Buffalo resided with his maternal grandmother who was a well known medicine woman. His father was an American and his mother ...

31. 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 ...

32. Justin Rain

Actor | Fear the Walking Dead

Justin Rain is an actor, known for Fear the Walking Dead (2015), Lean on Pete (2017) and Mohawk (2017).

33. Jerry Wolf

Actor | Last Patrol on Okinawa

Jerry Wolf is a Native American Actor and current ABC on-air personality on the prime time game show Card Sharks as one of two featured Dealers. Raised in Malibu and based in Los Angeles, Jerry studies acting at Sharon Chatten Studios in Venice while the production company he co-founded in 2011 ...

34. Tyler Christopher

Actor | General Hospital

Tyler Christopher was born on November 11, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois, USA as Tyler Christopher Baker. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Into the West (2005) and Out of the Black (2001). He has been married to Brienne Pedigo since September 27, 2008. They have two children. He was ...

35. Alex Rice

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Alexandria Rice is biologically a Mohawk Aboriginal Canadian through her parents. She continues to be an active and proud member of the Kahnawake First Nation throughout her career. Though Rice was born in Quebec, she spend the majority of her childhood in Brooklyn, New York among a community of ...

36. Brianna Womick

Stunts | SEAL Team

Brianna Womick is an actress, stunt performer, & dancer from Illinois. She has been performing from the time she was 3 years old on stage, on camera, & in front of live audiences in large venues all over the country. Brianna is just as appealing on the inside & as she is on the outside with her ...

37. Althea Sam

Actress | Wind River

Althea Sam is an actress, known for Wind River (2017), Evening Installation (2019) and The Happy Worker.

38. Booboo Stewart

Actor | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Booboo Stewart was thrust into the spotlight with his winning the coveted role of Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and reprising the role in both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012). At age 10 Booboo began his...

39. Ozzie Torres

Actor | Alone Yet Not Alone

Ozzie Dave Torres was born in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 1983. He is the third eldest of six children. He is an indigenous Mexihcah (commonly referred to as the Aztecs) from the Nahua Peoples. Ozzie was trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the Meisner Technique and has ...

40. 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 ...

41. Gail Maurice

Director | Rosie

Gail Maurice is an actress and director, known for Rosie (2018), Assini (2015) and Johnny Greyeyes (2000).

42. Will Strongheart

Actor | The American West

Will Strongheart is an actor, known for The American West (2016), Indian Horse (2017) and Falls Around Her (2018).

43. Forrest Goodluck

Actor | The Revenant

Making his big screen debut, Forrest Goodluck appears opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson and Will Poulter in FOX's epic drama, "The Revenant." Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the movie centers on legendary hunter, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is left for dead by...

44. David Midthunder

Actor | Hostiles

David Midthunder was born on August 8, 1962 in Fort Peck, Montana. He and his family later moved to Farmington, New Mexico. Midthunder graduated from Stewart Indian School in Nevada and went on to pursue a degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Utah. He is best known for playing the ...

45. Kevin Allan Hess

Actor | It Chapter Two

Kevin was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. He is a Native American Bear foot Onondaga of Six Nations. Kevin has been acting a little over 2 years. He is known for It Chapter Two, Designated Survivor season 2, and the YouTube music video Missing You So Bad Clara's Song. Kevin has finished taping...

46. Kiley May

Actress | Coroner

Kiley May is a Hotinonhshón:ni Mohawk multidisciplinary artist from Six Nations reserve and is now settled in Toronto. She is an actor, screenwriter, educator, public speaker and author of the upcoming book How To Love A Trans Girl.

She has a recurring role as assistant pathologist River Baitz on ...

47. Lisa Cromarty

Actress | It Chapter Two

Lisa Cromarty (Anishinaabe) is a First Nations actor born and raised in Northern Ontario. She is a member of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve located on Manitoulin Island. She has trained at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Canada's National Voice Intensive. In addition to acting, she ...

48. Sladen Peltier

Actor | It Chapter Two

Sladen Peltier is an actor, known for It Chapter Two (2019) and Indian Horse (2017).



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