Q'orianka Kilcher

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Q'orianka Kilcher

Kilcher in January 2004
Born Q'orianka Waira Qoiana Kilcher
February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11) (age 24)
Schweigmatt, Germany
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, producer
Years active 2000–present

Q'Orianka Kilcher (born February 11, 1990 in Schweigmait, Germany) German-born American actress. She was raised in Hawaii. Q'Orianka's father is from Peru and he belongs to the Quechua/Huachipaeri, while her mother is of Swiss descent by way of Alaska. Her movie credits include the live action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the starring role of Pocahontas in The New World.

She is a cousin of pop singer Jewel.[1]

On June 1, 2010, Kilcher and her mother were arrested. Kilcher chained herself to the gates in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. Her mother poured black paint on her to signify oil. Kilcher was against President Barack Obama's meeting with Peruvian President Alan García. She said Garcia sold land in the Amazon rainforest to corporations while suppressing indigenous protests.[2] She and her mother were charged with disorderly conduct.[3] The charges were dropped on June 6, 2011 after they completed community service.[4]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Movie Role Director Other notes
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Little Choir Member Ron Howard
2002 Madison Heights Maria Betancourt Sharon Miller, Keith Shelton Episode: "Small World"
2005 The New World Pocahontas Terrence Malick
2009 The People Speak Herself Tony Sacco Documentary
2009 Princess Kaiulani Princess Ka'iulani Marc Forby
2010 The Power of Few TBA Leone Marucci also producer
2010 Sons Of Anarchy (Television) Kerrianne Larkin Kurt Sutter -- FX
2011 Shouting Secrets Pinti Korinna Sehringer
2011 Neverland Aaya Nick Willing
2012 Blaze You Out Demi Mateo Frazier, Diego Joaquin Lopez Post production
2012 Firelight (Television) Caroline Darnell Martin ABC (Hallmark)
2012 The Killing (Television) Mary ----- AMC
2013 Tarantula Gabby Oley Sassone Pre production

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Movie Result
2005 NBR Award Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress The New World Won
WAFCA Award Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
2006 ALMA Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actress Nominated
Critics Choice Award Best Young Actress Nominated
CFCA Award Most Promising Performer Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. "Anchorage Daily News". Another Family Star. Archived from the original on February 6, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20060206120457/http://www.adn.com/life/story/5839782p-5757836c.html. Retrieved March 15, 2006.
  2. "democracynow.org". Actor Q'orianka Kilcher Arrested at White House Protest - Democracy NOW!. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj0KzVZ1_Fw. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  3. "nbcwashington.com". "Pocahontas" Paints With All the Color of Oil. http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/celebrity/Pocahontas-Paints-With-All-The-Colors-of-Oil-95383814.html. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  4. Charge dropped in actress' White House protest, Associated Press, June 6, 2011

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