Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation actor hopes to inspire through new role

From Left: D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Lane Factor and Paulina Alexis

Paulina Alexis plays the character Willie Jack on Reservation Dogs

Paulina Alexis always knew she wanted to do something creative but never had any Indigenous TV shows to get inspiration from.

Originally from Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation west of Edmonton, Alexis has been acting since she was 14.

Now the 20-year-old Edmonton actor is starring in one and being an inspiration for the next generation of Indigenous actors.

She plays Willie Jack in Reservation Dogs, a coming-of-age comedy about four teenagers in Oklahoma, with an all-Indigenous cast and crew.

The show was written and produced by Oscar-winner Taika Waititi of Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok fame.  

You can check out Reservation Dogs for yourself starting on September 15th through Disney Plus.


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