Amber Midthunder (born April 26, 1997) is an American actress. She is known for her regular roles in the FX series Legion and The CW series Roswell, New Mexico, as well as appearances on Longmire, Banshee, and Reservation Dogs. She starred as Naru in Prey, the fifth installment of the Predator franchise.
Midthunder's mother Angelique, who is originally from Thailand of Thai-Chinese ancestry, is a casting director and stunt actress, and her father David is an actor; Angelique and David met while working on the 1995 Japanese film East Meets West. She is an Assiniboine Native American and a citizen of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe. +more She was born in the Navajo reserve of Shiprock, New Mexico, and eventually returned there after spending much of her childhood in Santa Fe, where she attended the Academy for Technology and the Classics and her mother worked in a casting firm.
Midthunder developed an interest in acting as a child, where she would memorize and recite lines from her favorite shows, but disliked her first experience in the job, leading her to take some time before another performance, even considering a career in make-up, where she worked as an intern, or mixed martial arts, having trained and taught Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Her first credit was in 2008's Sunshine Cleaning. +more Midthunder proceeded to work in various productions filmed in New Mexico, before moving to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue more acting opportunities.
|2001||The Homecoming of Jimmy Whitecloud||Little Girl|
|2002||Deadly Species||Calusa Tribe||Direct-to-video film|
|2008||Sunshine Cleaning||Candy Store Girl|
|2008||Swing Vote||Female Student #3|
|2009||Not Forgotten||Amaya Bishop (young)|
|2014||Drunktown's Finest||Model #1|
|2016||Hell or High Water||Vernon Teller|
|2019||Only Mine||Julie Dillon||Direct-to-video film|
|2020||Centurion the Dancing Stallion||Elissa Hall|
|2021||The Marksman||Gas Station Clerk|
|2021||The Ice Road||Tantoo|
|2012-2014||Longmire||Lilly Stillwater||Episodes: "Pilot", "Miss Cheyenne"|
|2014||Banshee||Lana Cleary||Episodes: "The Warrior Class", "Bloodlines"|
|2015||Dig||Starlet||Episode: "Emma Wilson's Father"|
|2016||The Originals (TV series)||Kayla||Episode: "Alone with Everybody"|
|2017-2019||Legion||Kerry Loudermilk||Main role|
|2018||The Misadventures of Psyche & Me||Lizzie||Television miniseries|
|2019-2022||Roswell, New Mexico||Rosalinda "Rosa" Ortecho||Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2-4)|
|2021||Long Gone Gulch||BW||Voice role|
|2022||Reservation Dogs||MissMa8riarch||Episode: "Decolonativization"|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Princess Yue||Post-production; recurring role|