Morningstar
Angeline

THEY/THEM/THEIRS

SHE/HER/HERS

DINÉ (NAVAJO), CHIPPEWA, BLACKFEET, SHOSHONE, & LATINX

SAG-AFTRA ACTOR & FILMMAKER

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 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.

Fellowships include...

2022 NBCU Launch New Mexico Directors Initiative

2022 Fourth World Indigenous Lab

2021 ImagineNATIVE Director's Lab

2020 Vision Maker Media Short Film Fellowship

2020 Native American Feature Writers Lab

2018 Sundance Institute Indigenous Lab

Acting nominations/awards include...

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'

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