Facts of Morningstar Angeline
|Full Name||Morningstar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa|
|Ethnicity||Navajo, Chippewa, Blackfeet, Shoshone, Latinx|
Navajo, Chippewa, Blackfeet, Shoshone, and Latinx model and filmmaker Morningstar Angeline made her acting debut in 2014 as Nizhoni Smiles in Drunktown's Finest.
The film debuted at Sundance Film Festival, and her role earned her Best Supporting Actor award at American Indian Film Festival.
Also, she rose to fame from her portrayals in shows like Yellowstone, Outer Range, Seeds, Army Of The Dead, etc.
As for her personal life, the actress identifies as queer and uses she/they pronouns. She often uses her popularity to become a voice for the LGBTQIA+ community.
How Tall Is Morningstar Angeline? What Is Her Age?
Morningstar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa was born in Santa Fe, NM, to Rita Rose Wilson and Ethan Shawn Chippewa.
She was raised in Gallup, NM, and Los Angeles, CA. The further details, including her date of birth, is not available to the media; however, she is reportedly in her late 30s or early 40s.
Angeline stands at 5 feet 6 inches or 166cm.
She is an actor of mixed heritage; Navajo, Chippewa, Blackfeet, Shoshone, and Latinx.
She lost her biological father from alcoholism at two and was adopted by Daniel Harold Freeland-her mother's second husband.
"My biological father Shawn Chippewa died from an alcohol-related accident when I was a baby. My mother later remarried a Navajo man named Daniel Freeland and while I had the privilege to be raised in a home filled with traditional teachings, I still felt lost over the loss of my dad Shawn, which took most of my life to unpack."
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Career Highlights- Roles In Yellowstone, Drunktown's Finest, & Outer Range
Morningstar Angeline wanted to be an actor to represent people like her on-screen. In one of her interviews, she said:
"Growing up in Gallup, New Mexico, and not seeing anyone who looked like me on screen made it feel so unrealistic. I participated in drama programs through grade school but it wasn't until I was in high school living in the Los Angeles area that it seemed attainable – a potential career?"
She started acting in Los Angeles following her high school graduation. However, despite working as an actor for several years, she didn't get big opportunities.
In an interview, remembering her strugglings days, Angeline stated:
"Prior to being cast in this film, I had thrown in the towel with acting. After high school, I pursued acting in Los Angeles for a couple of years and felt so disheartened."
"There were few roles for me as a Native and the whole process (like auditions) felt toxic to me. I had been working as a photographer and waitressing when I received the audition and sent in my tape. It was less than a week later that I was on set shooting in Santa Fe, NM."
After being cast in the American drama film Drunktown's Finest as Nizhoni Smiles, her fate changed.
Based on the story of three young Navajo Native Americans, the movie premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Morningstar earned the Best Supporting Actress award at the American Indian Movie Award 2014.
Similarly, she grabbed the role of Doli in the short film Delivery From Earth in the same year.
Later, Morningstar Angeline appeared as Tribal Station Receptionist in the 2015 TV series Longmire.
In 2016, the actress portrayed in the short film I Am Thy Weapon as Daya. She also appeared as Party Guest in Katie Says Goodbye and Jade in Raven.
For the latter, she won Best Acting Performance at the Institute of American Indian Arts, which premiered at the 2017 IMAGINENative Film Festival.
In the same year, she starred in the short film, The Time That Remains as Grace. Likewise, the Indigenous actor Angeline played the role of Sound Engineer in the 2017 Cowboy Drifter.
Also, MorningStar starred as Samantha in the American drama television series Yellowstone in 2018.
The role is very close to her as the show featured many native actors, and her role was also very similar to her real-life tragedies.
In the same year, the actress/filmmaker gave voice to The Local Pedestrian Population in the videogame Red Dead Redemption II.
Likewise, the artist appeared in the films The Kid, Fury, and the TV series Chambers in 2019. Following that, she also starred in Lazaretto, Silt.
In 2022, MorningStar appeared in the recurring role of Martha Hawk in the tv show Outer Range.
Similarly, as a filmmaker, Angeline made a short film titled Yá'át'ééh Abiní in 2019, which is her real-life story.
Following that, she co-direct and produced the short films Seeds, You Can't Have It Both Ways, Carrying The Fire, & Fury.
Additionally, her upcoming projects are Keyhole Garden as Migrant Mother and Frybread face and Me as Ann.
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Why Is She Not Involved In Mainstream Modeling?
Angeline is also into modeling. She has worked for indigenous designers like Keri Ataumbi, Patricia Michaels, Bethany Yellowtail, Loren Aragon, and Justin Louis.
"Modeling is sort of something I fell into. I don't consider myself a model because I don't consider myself very good at [laughs], but it's always an honor when someone asks me to model for them. Over the last year, I've prioritized modeling work that also tells a story because I am most comfortable when my body movement is part of an "act" or a character that I can embody."
The Yellowstone alum Morningstar has revealed that she does not want to involve in mainstream modeling.
According to her, she does not prefer the way big fashion houses use models.
There is also a huge lack of body positivity.
"I think mainstream modeling is something I've avoided because the images that are often in print can be or have been harmful to me in the past, especially as a young girl. I've never been comfortable with my weight and I didn't want to be a part of an industry that I felt contributed to me and other women's toxic body images."
She loves working with indigenous and Native designers, as they focus more on their design and representing their culture than on prioritizing beauty standards.
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How Much Is The Net Worth Of Morningstar Angeline?
As per the sources, the Yellowstone alum Morningstar Angeline is worth around $500k. Her primary income source is her acting career.
The average earning of an actor in the United States ranges from $48k and $71k per year, with a median of $58k annually.
She also makes a decent sum from her modelling career and endorsements, sponsorships, and advertisements.
Is Indigenous Queer Actor MorningStar Angeline Dating Someone?
Being in the limelight comes with repercussions. That is constant media and public eyes on you; while some love the attention, some prefer to stay far away from it, and Angeline is definitely among the latter.
The filmmaker is extremely private, and almost nothing is revealed about her dating life or possible partner.
Since there are no accurate details on her relationship status, we can assume she is single at the moment.
As mentioned earlier, Angeline is queer and uses the she/they pronoun. She uses her popularity to voice LGBTQ+ community rights.