Native and Indigenous Women in Hollywood - Actress Circle
Founder of NWIFTV in All Media
Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache Dinétah Paiute and is SpanishSephardic. A relative of Pawnee Pojoaque Southern Ute Lakota and Haudenosaunee.
Oyate Wayanaka Po Win / People Who See This Woman.
Humanitarian, Producer, Director, Actress, Founder NWIFTV in All Media. A Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Short-Listed for an Academy Award
Romero received the Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award for “the vision to see the truth…and the courage to speak it” (Arpa International Film Festival)
K.O. Mequininoag Reis Cohen
Actress Pro Boxer
Cherokee, Nipmuc, and Seaconke Wampanoag
An American professional boxer. She is a world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBA female Light welterweight title since 2020; the IBO female light welterweight title since May 2021; the WBO female light welterweight title since November 2021; and previously the WBC female middleweight title in 2016. She also challenged Cecilia Brækhus for the undisputed female welterweight title in 2018.
Debut role in 2021 feature film Catch the Fair One receiving critical acclaim.
Choctaw and Mexican
Born and raised in Los Angeles by her mother Maria Teresa Martinez and her paternal grandfather, Donald Dale. She is one of four sisters, and comes from a long line of Matriarchs. Nora is featured in season 4 of the hit show “Yellowstone”, as well as an upcoming project called “Severance” directed by Ben Stiller, which will premiere on AppleTV on Christmas Day. She also starred as the co-lead in the feature “The Oath” out next Summer, featuring stars like Billy Zane and Eugene Braverock.
Actress and associate professor at UC Riverside in the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production, current artistic director
Colville Indian Tribe and Salish-Kootenai
Award-winning Actress. 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 thriller and winner of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, CATCH THE FAIR ONE, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky, and THE DARK DIVIDE, a poignant independent film about renown butterfly expert, Robert Pyle, starring David Cross and Debra Messing. Kimberly can also be seen in the Taika Waititi/Sterlin Harjo FX on Hulu hit comedy, RESERVATION DOGS, Peacock’s lauded sitcom, RUTHERFORD FALLS, and the compelling YA Amazon series, THE WILDS. Additionally, she appears in the poetically epic MONTANA STORY opposite Owen Teague and Haley Lu Richardson, and just completed shooting Hugo Blick’s fresh take on the classic western, THE ENGLISH, starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer. On stage, Kimberly originated the role of “Johnna” in Tracy Letts’ Tony Award-winning play AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Chicago, Broadway, London, Sydney) and also starred in MANAHATTA (The Public Theater, NY) and THE FRYBREAD QUEEN (Native Voices, LA). Kimberly serves as the Artistic Director at UC Riverside, where she is an Associate Professor in the department of Theater, Film and Digital Filmmaking. Kimberly is an enrolled member of the Colville Tribes and also has Salish-Kootenai heritage, and is married to composer and musician, Johnny Guerrero. The couple have worked for years in tribal communities mentoring youth and supporting wellness through the creation of original films, online content, and music.
First Nation Cree
Award-winning Actress, who is extremely proud to be a part of the film called Monkey Beach in which she starred as Ma-Ma-Oo. Monkey Beach has an amazing cast of First Nations actors including Adam Beach, Grace Dove, Glen Gould and Nathanial Arcand.
Tina also starred in the film Circle of Steel alongside Chantelle Han and Duncan Ollerenshaw. It did the Film Festival Circuit and won Audience Choice Award at the Calgary Film Festival 2018.
Tina attended Theatre Arts at Grant McEwan College in 1989. She also attended Film Acting Classes in 1991 at Zocalo Theatre in Edmonton. Her first role was in 1992 in the movie Road to Saddle River, a small part with no lines. She helped write and co-starred in a play in the 1994 Edmonton Fringe Festival for Azimuth Theatre called Running Through The Devils Club that was very well received. She has since moved on to bigger roles in many other productions. Tina was cast as the Female Lead (Josie) in the TV Series Mixed Blessings.
Tina has worked in both film and on stage in her career and has a natural talent for Comedy which she believes she has inherited from her Cree family. She is currently working on writing scripts and honing her skills in that area of the Entertainment Industry.
Alex Rose Holiday
Dinétah Navajo Nation and Slovakian
Traditional Singer – Model
I grew up on the Navajo Nation, near Shiprock, NM. I’m 24 years old and I’m a singer, motivational speaker, and artist. I am Tóáheedlíinii (water flows together clan). I compose songs in my Diné language to inspire all generations of native people to learn their culture & language. Music is our universal language, it will speak to you even when you don’t understand the words through the melodies and the beat. My goal is to share what I’ve learned from my time on Mother Earth to inspire my people to connect with their roots. I give presentations on traditional stories, traditional foods & utensils, mental health, & balancing tradition with modern society. My ultimate goal is to spark interest in all people to learn about their culture as well as others, to plant the seed & let their curiosity lead them back to their roots.