Michelle Thrush

Active - 1984 - 2013  |   Born - Feb 6, 1967 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Western

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  • A member of the Cree, known for her roles in movies concerning indigenous peoples, including Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, which was nominated for Palme D'Or and César awards.
  • Gave out hugs on the streets of Calgary for "Hug a Non-Native Day," an event she created to promote race understanding.
  • Served as Artistic Director of the Crazy Horse Aboriginal Theatre Company.
  • Spoke at oil company meetings about concerns with oil exploration in the Amazon.
  • Traveled with actress Emma Thompson and their daughters on a Greenpeace Save the Arctic campaign.