Tantoo Cardinal, recently awarded with the Earle Grey Award, honouring her extensive contributions to Film and Television. She is also a Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. She was also inducted in to the CBC/Playback Hall of Fame.
Cardinal has appeared in well over 120 film and television projects over the course of her 40-year career, and has won a number of awards for her performances. Tantoo has appeared in numerous plays, television programs, and films, including Legends of the Fall, Dances With Wolves, Black Robe, Loyalties, Luna, Spirit of the Whale, Unnatural & Accidental, Marie-Anne, Sioux City, Silent Tongue and Mothers & Daughters and Loyalties.
Recent feature films include Hard Powder with Liam Neeson, Angelique’s Isle, Wind River, Through Black Spruce, The Corruption of the Divine, Maina, Chasing Shakespeare and Eden. With her proudest moment playing the central character in the feature Falls Around Her.
Television credits include recurring roles on the series: Westworld, Longmire, Mohawk Girls, Frontier, Blackstone, Arctic Air, The Guard, North of 60 and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman plus Guest Starring on Strange Empire, The Lightening Field, Street Legal, The Campbells, Gunsmoke, Tom Stone, Myth Quest, Lonesome Dove and Renegade Press.com. MOW’s include The Englishman’s Boy, Dreamkeeper and the PBS documentary Nobody’s Girls, the Mini Series Godless and Guest starring on Penny Dreadful.
Theatre work includes playing Gertrude in Hamlet, Regan in the production of King Lear and the role of Pelajia in a production of The Rez Sisters.
She just wrapped the series SEE, alongside Jason Momoa