Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

Year

2017

Program

CBC Actors Conservatory

Biography

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a film and television actress, born and raised on the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawake, QC. Her leading role as Aila in the award-winning feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), resulted inJacobs being nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Since then, she has also been featured as the voice of Sam in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016), as well as the television series, Mohawk Girls (2013-2015). Jacobs recently portrayed the supporting role of Andrea in The Land of Rock and Gold (2016), as well as series regular Tina in the go90 web series, COLD (201). She also won Best Performance in a Canadian Film at the 2016 Whistler Film Fest for her work in the feature film, The Sun at Midnight (2016).

Recently, Jacobs has explored the other side of the camera, with her directorial debut of the short film STOLEN (2016). The film discusses the national issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, and won Best Aboriginal Film at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival. Jacobs was also awarded the BravoFact grant for her short film script, Rae (2017), which is currently in post-production.