Amber Midthunder

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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.

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Early life

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.

Career

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.

Awards

In 2022, Midthunder received the Breakthrough Performance Award as part of the Saturn Awards.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001The Homecoming of Jimmy WhitecloudLittle Girl
2002Deadly SpeciesCalusa TribeDirect-to-video film
2008Sunshine CleaningCandy Store Girl
2008Swing VoteFemale Student #3
2009Not ForgottenAmaya Bishop (young)
2014Drunktown's FinestModel #1
2015Spare PartsNikki
2015BareMalyaUncredited
2016Hell or High WaterVernon Teller
2016PricelessMaria
201814 CamerasDanielle
2019Only MineJulie DillonDirect-to-video film
2019She's MissingHoney
2020Centurion the Dancing StallionElissa Hall
2021The MarksmanGas Station Clerk
2021The Ice RoadTantoo
2021The WheelAlbeeCo-producer
2022PreyNaru

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012-2014LongmireLilly StillwaterEpisodes: "Pilot", "Miss Cheyenne"
2014BansheeLana ClearyEpisodes: "The Warrior Class", "Bloodlines"
2015DigStarletEpisode: "Emma Wilson's Father"
2016The Originals (TV series)KaylaEpisode: "Alone with Everybody"
2017-2019LegionKerry LoudermilkMain role
2018The Misadventures of Psyche & MeLizzieTelevision miniseries
2019-2022Roswell, New MexicoRosalinda "Rosa" OrtechoRecurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2-4)
2021Long Gone GulchBWVoice role
2022Reservation DogsMissMa8riarchEpisode: "Decolonativization"
Avatar: The Last AirbenderPrincess YuePost-production; recurring role

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