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.[1]

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
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Jacobs in 2017
Born (1993-08-08) August 8, 1993 (age 27)
Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian Kanien'kehá:ka
Other namesDevery Jacobs
Years active2007–present
Known forRhymes for Young Ghouls, Mohawk Girls
AwardsBest Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance in a Canadian Film, Best Actress, Best Aboriginal Film, Ellen Monague Award for Best Youth Work


Jacobs has appeared in the films South of the Moon and Assassin's Creed: Lineage, as well as the television series Stephen King's Dead Zone, Being Human and Mohawk Girls.

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.[2][3]

Also in 2019, she played a recurring role as Lilith Bathory[4] in the first and second season of Netflix series, The Order.

Personal lifeEdit

Jacobs is Mohawk.[5] At the time of her performance in Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Jacobs was a student in the correctional intervention program at John Abbott College.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
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 Another WolfCop Daisy
2016 Level 16 Vivien
2016 The Walking Dead: Michonne Sam Video game
2016 Stolen Director Short film
2018 The Lie Brittany
2019 American Gods Sam Black Crow TV series; recurring role
2019–present The Order Lilith Bathory TV series; recurring role
2019 Blood Quantum James


Year Award Result Film
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[6] Won The Sun at Midnight
2017 American Indian Film Festival: Best Actress[7] Won The Sun at Midnight
2017 Yorkton Film Festival: Best Aboriginal Film[8] Won Stolen
2017 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival: Ellen Monague Award for Best Youth Work[9] Won Rae
2018 Palm Springs Shortfest[10] Shortlisted Rae


  1. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards recognize Aboriginal talent". CBC News. January 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Radish, Christina (March 24, 2019). "'American Gods' Season 2: Devery Jacobs on Bringing Sam Black Crow to Life". Collider. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "'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.
  4. ^ Ellenbogen, Rachael (March 6, 2019). "Meet 'The Order' Cast Before Netflix Series Premiere". International Business Times. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Ghoul Power!: Actress Devery Jacobs Discusses Her 'Badass' New Movie". Indian Country Today. October 18, 2013. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Previous Winners". Whistler Film Festival. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Theatrical, Awards & Festivals". The Sun At Midnight Movie. February 26, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "2017 Winners & Nominees". Yorkton Film Festival. March 22, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Festival 2017 Winners — imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival". January 9, 2019. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  10. ^ Jacobs, Devery. "Devery Jacobs: The Indigenous Actress You Need to Know". Reader's Digest Canada. Retrieved October 29, 2019.

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