MorningStar Angeline (she, her, they), born as MorningStar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa, was born in Santa Fe, NM, to Rita Rose Wilson and Ethan Shawn Chippewa. She was later adopted by Daniel Harold Freeland and raised in Gallup, NM. She is a queer Navajo, Chippewa Cree, Blackfoot, and Latinx womxn.
Angeline began acting in theatre as a child and continued studying acting and writing throughout college. In 2014 she made her feature debut as Nizhoni Smiles in Drunktown’s Finest at the Sundance Film Festival. Since then, Angeline has starred in Paramount's Yellowstone, Netflix's Chambers, and HBO's This Much I Know Is True.
Behind the camera, she has worked in AD, camera, casting, and location departments and 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, she (Morningstar Media, LLC.) co-produced Blackhorse Lowe's feature FUKRY. She is a 2018 Sundance Indigenous Lab Fellow for her directorial and writing debut, Yá’át’ééh Abiní.
Most recently Morningstar assisted Zack Snyder on Army of the Dead, is a 2020 Vision Maker Media Shorts Fellow for her co-written script Seeds, and is a 2020 Native American Feature Film Writers Lab Fellow for her script Rowdy by Nature. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the mixed media company Tse’Nato’.
Morningstar is an actress, director, writer, producer, and performer. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM, and Los Angeles, CA.
ACTING AWARDS &
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'
2020 Vision Maker Media Short Film Fellow
Rowdy by Nature
Yá'át'ééh Abiní (short)