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Morningstar
Angeline

THEY/THEM/THEIRS

SHE/HER/HERS

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

SAG-AFTRA ACTOR & FILMMAKER

Morningstar Angeline (they, she) is a queer actor, director, writer, editor and producer. They were born in Santa Fe, NM, and raised in Gallup, NM and the Los Angeles, CA area by their mother Rita Rose Wilson, father Ethan Shawn Chippewa and stepfather, Daniel H. Freeland.

Morningstar's most recent short film, Seeds, enjoyed a critically acclaimed festival run at ImagineNative, SFiFF, Palm Springs International Shorts Fest, National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian, among numerous others. Currently in development are their feature film debut, Rowdy by Nature and feature documentary Borders.

As an actress, she was recently in Frybread Face and Me, which was directed by Billy Luther and executive produced by Taika Waititi, and premiered at SXSW 2023.  She also heavily recurred on Echo for Marvel, Westworld for HBO, Outer Range for Amazon and Yellowstone for Paramount. Other recent credits include Chambers for Netflix, I Know This Much is True for HBO and the Sundance feature, Drunktown's Finest.

Fellowships, Labs + Grants include...

2022 SFFILM Rainin Grant Recipient

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

Nominations and wards include...

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

2024 Native American 40 Under 40 

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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