Highlighting 31 of the best Native American actors in film, TV, and theater history, including OGs like Will Sampson and Graham Greene, and younger indigenous talents like Zahn McClarnon, Amber Midthunder, and Lily Gladstone.
The strong Native American presence on Yellowstone has led to a large number of roles for native actors, something that is unfortunately rare in TV and film today. However, a controversy has erupted over the casting of one of the native parts, showing that inclusion isn't always cut and dried.
When Wes Studi broke through in 'Dances With Wolves' and 'The Last of the Mohicans,' he was cast as a terrifying villain. But for many in the Native community, he was a hero channeling decades of righteous anger. Tommy Orange tells the story of an overlooked icon who forever changed the way Indigenous people are depicted onscreen.
Zahn McClarnon is an actor who has worked in famous movies such as Halfway to Hell (2013), Bloodline (2013), Strike One (2014), and Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2016). He is a kind of actor who is known to many but rarely spoken of as he is mainly seen as a supporting actor in the movies and TV shows he plays. Furthermore, the Native-American actor also made headlines in November 2017