DINÉ (NAVAJO), CHIPPEWA, BLACKFEET, SHOSHONE, & LATINX
SAG-AFTRA ACTOR & FILMMAKER
BIOGRAPHY Morningstar Angeline (they, she), born as Morningstar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa, is a queer Navajo, Chippewa, Blackfeet, Shoshone, and Latinx actor and filmmaker. Born as Morningstar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa in Santa Fe, NM, to Rita Rose Wilson and Ethan Shawn Chippewa. They were later adopted by Daniel Harold Freeland and raised in Gallup, NM and Los Angeles, CA. As a child, Morningstar began acting in theatre and continued studying acting and writing throughout their schooling. In 2014 they made their feature debut as Nizhoni Smiles in Drunktown's Finest at the Sundance Film Festival. Since then, they have starred in feature films such as 2022's Keyhole Garden, 2019's The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, and television series including Amazon's Outer Range, Paramount's Yellowstone, Netflix's Chambers, and HBO's Westworld. Morningstar's directing filmography includes short films Seeds, Can't Have It Both Ways, and Yá’át’ééh Abiní, as well as the upcoming feature documentary, Borders. Currently in development is her narrative feature film debut, Rowdy by Nature. In addition, they have worked in AD, camera, casting, and location departments and have received awards from the American Indian Film Festival, Institute of American Indian Arts and was honored by the New Mexico Film and TV Hall of Fame. In 2019, they co-produced and starred in Blackhorse Lowe's feature FUKRY and assisted Zack Snyder on his 2021 film Army of the Dead. Morningstar is a 2018 Sundance Indigenous Lab, 2020 Native American Feature Writers Lab, and a 2021 ImagineNATIVE Director's Lab Fellow and serves on the Board of Directors of the mixed-media company Tse'Nato'.
ACTING RESUME FILM: Frybread Face and Me Ann | Dir. Billy Luther Silt (short) Emery | Dir. Emilie Upczak Lazaretto (short) Nora | Dir. Demetrius Wren Keyhole Garden Migrant Mom | Dir. Marco Perego-Saldana FUKRY Dawn | Dir. Blackhorse Lowe The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw Mitzi Bearclaw | Dir. Shelley Niro Without a Darker Reflection (short) Bea | Dir. Gabriel Mozart Steven Abeyta The Kid Young Whore | Dir. Vincent D’Onofrio Raven (short) Jade | Dir. Razelle Benally Cowboy Drifter Sound Engineer #2 | Dir. Michael Lange I Am Thy Weapon (short) Daya | Dir. Razelle Benally Katie Says Goodbye Party Guest #1 | Dir. Wayne Roberts Story of Stopping Bull (short) Grace | Dir. Ron Weisberg Delivery From Earth (short) Doli | Dir. Michael Becker Drunktown’s Finest Nizhoni Smiles | Dir. Sydney Freeland TELEVISION Westworld TBA Outer Range Martha Hawk | Dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios, Amy Seimetz I Know This Much Is True Nabby Drinkwater's wife | Dir. Derek Cianfrance Chambers Store Owner | Dir. Ti West Yellowstone Samantha Long | Dir. Taylor Sheridan Longmire Station Receptionist | Dir. Michael Offer VOICE: Red Dead Redemption II (Video Game) The Local Pedestrian Population
Morningstar Angeline for Marie Claire magazine June, 2017 by Joel Barhamand
Morningstar Angeline by Ungelbah Davila
FELLOWSHIPS 2022 Fourth World Indigenous Lab Fellow 2021 ImagineNATIVE Director's Lab Fellow 2020 Vision Maker Media Short Film Fellow 2020 Native American Feature Writers Lab Fellow 2018 Sundance Institute Indigenous Lab Fellow
ACTING AWARDS 2022 C&I Movie Awards Best Actress Nominee for 'The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw' 2020 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Best Leading Actress Nominee for 'The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw' 2019 American Indian Film Festival Best Actress Nominee for 'The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw' 2018 New Mexico Film & TV Hall of Fame ‘Rising Star’ Honoree 2017 IAIA Cinema Showcase Best Acting Performance for 'Raven' 2014 American Indian Film Festival Best Supporting Actress for 'Drunktown’s Finest'