Tantoo Cardinal


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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 generation; Tantoo has appeared in numerous plays, ... See full bio »

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Wind River Alice Crowheart
(2017)
Dances with Wolves Black Shawl
(1990)
ARQ The Pope
(2016)

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  Ghostkiller (announced)
Aunt Rosie Stillwind (rumored)
  ADANATA (pre-production)
Ayashi
  The Beast, Heroes of the Wildfire (Short) (filming)
Mrs. Grey Horns
 2019 See (TV Series)
The Dreamer
- The River (2019) ... The Dreamer
- Fresh Blood (2019) ... The Dreamer
- Message in a Bottle (2019) ... The Dreamer
- Godflame (2019) ... The Dreamer
 2019 Stumptown (TV Series)
Sue Lynn Blackbird
- Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll (2019) ... Sue Lynn Blackbird
- Bad Alibis (2019) ... Sue Lynn Blackbird (credit only)
- Family Ties (2019) ... Sue Lynn Blackbird
- Rip City Dicks (2019) ... Sue Lynn Blackbird
- Missed Connections (2019) ... Sue Lynn Blackbird (credit only)
 2019 Red Snow
Grandmother Ruth
 2018 Outlander (TV Series)
Adawehi
- Savages (2018) ... Adawehi
- Common Ground (2018) ... Adawehi
 2016-2018 Frontier (TV Series)
Kamenna
- All For All and None For One (2018) ... Kamenna
- Satanazes (2018) ... Kamenna
- Devil's Bargain (2018) ... Kamenna
- The Low Road (2018) ... Kamenna
 2018 Hold the Dark
Illanaq
 2018 Falls Around Her
Mary Birchbark
 2018 The Grizzlies
Janace
 2018 Through Black Spruce
Mary-Lou
 2018 Westworld (TV Series)
Ehawee
- The Riddle of the Sphinx (2018) ... Ehawee
 2018 Cardinal (TV Series)
Nookomis
- Northwind (2018) ... Nookomis
- Toof (2018) ... Nookomis
 2017 The Great Northern Candy Drop (TV Short)
Narrator / Louisa (voice)
 2014-2017 Mohawk Girls (TV Series)
Zoe's Mom
- You In or You Out? (2017) ... Zoe's Mom
- Defending My Turf (2016) ... Zoe's Mom
- Fauxhawk (2016) ... Zoe's Mom
- Dating Mohawk Style (2014) ... Zoe's Mom
- Building the Nation (2014) ... Zoe's Mom
 2017 Godless (TV Mini-Series)
Iyovi
- Homecoming (2017) ... Iyovi
- Shot the Head off a Snake (2017) ... Iyovi
- Fathers & Sons (2017) ... Iyovi
- Wisdom of the Horse (2017) ... Iyovi
- The Ladies of La Belle (2017) ... Iyovi
 2015-2017 Longmire (TV Series)
Crow Medicine Woman
- Goodbye Is Always Implied (2017) ... Crow Medicine Woman
- The Eagle and the Osprey (2017) ... Crow Medicine Woman
- Shotgun (2015) ... Crow Medicine Woman
- What Happens on the Rez... (2015) ... Crow Medicine Woman
 2017 Bull (TV Series)
Chief Tsosie
- Play the Hand You're Dealt (2017) ... Chief Tsosie
 2017 Wind River
Alice Crowheart
 2016 ARQ
The Pope
 2016 On the Farm (TV Movie)
Ada Taylor
 2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Old Native American Woman
- Predators Far and Near (2016) ... Old Native American Woman
 2012-2015 Blackstone (TV Series)
Wilma Stoney
- Flat Line (2015) ... Wilma Stoney
- The River's Edge (2015) ... Wilma Stoney
- Back in the Saddle (2015) ... Wilma Stoney
- The Worm Has Turned (2015) ... Wilma Stoney
- Beginning of the End (2015) ... Wilma Stoney
 2015 Hope Bridge
Lana
 2014 Down Here
Stella Mitchell
 2014 Strange Empire (TV Series)
Pichette
- Lonely Hearts (2014) ... Pichette
 2014 Rez Carz (Short) (voice)
 2013/I Pilgrims (Short)
Big Girl
 2013 Maïna
Tekahera
 2013 From Above
Older Venus
 2013 Arctic Air (TV Series)
Aunt Mary
- Skeletons in the Closet (2013) ... Aunt Mary
 2012 The Killing (TV Series)
Hooker
- Keylela (2012) ... Hooker
 2012/I Eden
The Nurse
 2011 Shouting Secrets
June
 2010 Every Emotion Costs
Aunt Marcy
 2010 Shattered (TV Series)
Carol
- Out of Sorrow (2010) ... Carol
- Stairways to Perceptions (2010) ... Carol
 2010 Fathers & Sons
Gordon's Sister
 2009 Dear Prudence (TV Movie)
Ruth Vigil
 2009 Walking on Turtle Island (Short)
Lodge Wife
 2009 Water Under the Bridge (Short)
Neighbor
 2009 Tales of an Urban Indian (TV Movie)
Dianne
 2008 Mothers&Daughters
Celine
 2008 Changing Climates, Changing Times (TV Movie)
Grace Lajoie
 2008 Just Breathe (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 Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2006)
- Episode #1.1 (2006)
- Episode #1.4 (2006)
- Episode #1.3 (2006)
 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
 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
 2004 H2O (TV Series)
Grand Chief Katie Blackfire
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Grand Chief Katie Blackfire
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Grand Chief Katie Blackfire
 2004 A Thief of Time (TV Movie)
Irene Musket
 2004/I Memory (Short)
Ida
 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 Canada: A People's History (TV Series documentary)
Plains Storyteller
- When the World Began (2000) ... Plains Storyteller
 2000 Blood River (Short)
Claire / Mattie
 2000 Postmark Paradise
Reenie
 2000 Navigating the Heart (TV Movie)
Mary
 1999 Stories from the Seventh Fire (Short)
Mother Earth
 1999 A Stranger in the Kingdom
Heaven Fontaine
 1999 In Jest
 1999 The Hi-Line
Singing Bird
 1998 Big Bear (TV Mini-Series)
Running Second
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Running Second
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Running Second
 1998 Heartwood
Violet Boucher
 1998 Honey Moccasin
Honey Moccasin
 1998 Cold Squad (TV Series)
Theresa Sandiman
- Salty Cheever (1998) ... Theresa Sandiman
 1998 Smoke Signals
Arlene Joseph
 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
 1993-1995 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Snow Bird
- Washita: Part 2 (1995) ... Snow Bird (credit only)
- Washita: Part 1 (1995) ... Snow Bird
- Indian Agent (1995) ... Snow Bird
- The Offering (1994) ... Snow Bird
- Sanctuary (1993) ... Snow Bird
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series)
- Clash of Cultures (1995) ... (voice)
- The Ancestors (1995) ... (voice)
- Mexico (1995) ... (voice)
 1994 Legends of the Fall
Pet
 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
 1992-1993 By Way of the Stars (TV Mini-Series)
Franoise
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Franoise
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Franoise
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Franoise
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Franoise
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... 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 Dances with Wolves
Black Shawl
 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 Candy Mountain
Annie
 1987 Loyalties
Rosanne Ladouceur
 1986 Places Not Our Own
Rose (as Tantoo Martin-Cardinal)
 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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Life in the business is also highly challenging. Sometimes you are dissatisfied, it's difficult sometimes. You're always thinking of how it could be better. It's a 20-legged race, you don't work alone. There are so many others working to tell the same story. We as Indian artists don't have the luxury of being individuals. We represent ages and ages. The work of an artist is a highly responsible ... See more »

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Moved to Lyndonville, Vermont, USA in 1994 after shooting the movie Where the Rivers Flow North (1993). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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