Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (born August 8, 1993), occasionally credited as Devery Jacobs, is a Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk) actress. She garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actress at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards for her performance in Rhymes for Young Ghouls.
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
Jacobs in 2017
|Other names||Devery Jacobs|
|Known for||Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Mohawk Girls|
|Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance in a Canadian Film, Best Actress, Best Aboriginal Film, Ellen Monague Award for Best Youth Work|
In 2013, Jacobs played the lead character in Rhymes for Young Ghouls which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. For her work in the film, Jacobs was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a leading role.
In 2014, she appeared in the music video for A Tribe Called Red's "Sisters".
In the 2019, second season of American Gods, she plays a young Cherokee college student, Sam Black Crow, who self-identifies as "two-spirited". In an interview she says, "I identify as queer, and not two-spirited, because I’m Mohawk and we don’t have that" and that Neil Gaiman (author of the novels on which the series is based) advocated strongly for her to be cast in the role.
|2007||The Dead Zone||Monique||TV series|
|2009||Assassin's Creed: Lineage||Claudia Auditore||TV miniseries|
|2012||Exploding Sun||Nourhan||TV film|
|2013||The Blanketing||Seniya||Short film|
|2013||Rhymes for Young Ghouls||Aila|
|2013–2015||Mohawk Girls||Lollipop||TV series|
|2015||A Big Black Short||Jess||Short film|
|2016||The Sun at Midnight||Lia|
|2016||The Land of Rock and Gold||Andrea|
|2016||Running Eagle||Judith||Short film|
|2016||The Walking Dead: Michonne||Sam||Video game|
|2019||American Gods||Sam Black Crow||TV series; recurring role|
|2019–present||The Order||Lilith Bathory||TV series; recurring role|
|2014||Canadian Screen Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role||Won||Rhymes for Young Ghouls|
|2016||Whistler Film Festival: Best Performance in a Canadian Film||Won||The Sun at Midnight|
|2017||American Indian Film Festival: Best Actress||Won||The Sun at Midnight|
|2017||Yorkton Film Festival: Best Aboriginal Film||Won||Stolen|
|2017||ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival: Ellen Monague Award for Best Youth Work||Won||Rae|
|2018||Palm Springs Shortfest||Shortlisted||Rae|
- "Canadian Screen Awards recognize Aboriginal talent". CBC News. January 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014.
- Radish, Christina (March 24, 2019). "'American Gods' Season 2: Devery Jacobs on Bringing Sam Black Crow to Life". Collider. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- "'American Gods' Casts Mr. Town, Sam Black Crow & New Media Roles For Season 2 On Starz". Deadline.com. June 4, 2018. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
- Ellenbogen, Rachael (March 6, 2019). "Meet 'The Order' Cast Before Netflix Series Premiere". International Business Times. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Ghoul Power!: Actress Devery Jacobs Discusses Her 'Badass' New Movie". Indian Country Today. October 18, 2013. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013.
- "Previous Winners". Whistler Film Festival. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Theatrical, Awards & Festivals". The Sun At Midnight Movie. February 26, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "2017 Winners & Nominees". Yorkton Film Festival. March 22, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Festival 2017 Winners — imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival". January 9, 2019. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- Jacobs, Devery. "Devery Jacobs: The Indigenous Actress You Need to Know". Reader's Digest Canada. Retrieved October 29, 2019.