Q’Orianka Kilcher

At the age of 14, Q’orianka Kilcher emerged into the forefront of young actors with her portrayal of Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s Oscar-nominated film, “THE NEW WORLD,” opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale. Her performance earned her the National Board of Review’s Best Breakthrough Performance award and the Alma Award for Best Latin American Actress in a feature film, along with numerous nominations and rave reviews. She recently completed filming for the Stephen King adaptation of ‘Life of Chuck’ opposite Tom Hiddleston and the western ‘Unholy Trinity’ opposite Pierce Brosnan and Samuel L. Jackson. She also wrote, produced, and starred in ‘Yesteryear,’ set to release in 2023. Previously, she played the role of ‘Niki’ in the MGM feature film, “DOG,” opposite Channing Tatum. You can currently see her as ‘Angela Blue Thunder’ in Taylor Sheridan’s acclaimed western series, “YELLOWSTONE,” on the Paramount Network. Kilcher’s past credits include portraying the Incan princess ‘Kawillaka’ in the Paramount feature film, “DORA THE EXPLORER,” and ‘Mary Palmer’ in the Golden Globe-nominated series from Anonymous Content, “THE ALIENIST,” opposite Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning. She reunited with Academy Award winner Christian Bale and Wes Studi for the film “Hostiles,” directed by Academy Award-nominated director Scott Cooper. Title roles include “TE ATA,” based on the life and career of the Native American trailblazer Te Ata, which premiered at TIFF, and the title role of “Princess Kaiulani.” She was featured in the award-winning television show “Sons of Anarchy,” the 2015 TIFF Official Selection “Sky” alongside Diane Kruger, “Longmire,” “Shouting Secrets,” and “The Killing” opposite Joel Kinnaman. Her production banner, IQ Films, produced “The Power Of Few,” in which she starred opposite Christopher Walken, Anthony Anderson, and Christian Slater. Q’orianka is a dedicated Indigenous rights activist and frequently lends her celebrity, voice, and energy as a spokesperson and collaborator to numerous notable organizations, such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and countless other large and small community organizations. She has spoken on a wide spectrum of subjects at international conferences and panels, including the Harvard Leadership Conference, the United Nations “Declaration of the Rights Of Indigenous Peoples,” the International Youth Media Summit, the International Forum On Globalization (IFG), Amnesty International Women’s Rights, and Youth Leadership, just to name a few. She has two brothers, Xihuaru and Kainoa Kilcher, with whom she founded the nonprofit Action Hero Network, a “collaboration” for everyday action heroes who she believes are the true front-line soldiers of effective change, one action at a time, multiplied by thousands. Q’orianka’s work in environmental justice was one of the inspirations for James Cameron in creating the character of “Neytiri” in the highly successful film “Avatar.” She has earned the respect of many notable Indigenous leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, Bolivian President Evo Morales, and Indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, among many others. In her free time, she loves to write and play music with her brothers, travel, collaborate, and support the work of small grassroots community projects and youth initiatives in her community and from around the world. She also works directly with the many unsung everyday action heroes who make this world a better place for all.