Misty Upham

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Misty Upham
Born Misty Anne Upham
(1982-07-06) July 6, 1982 (age 32)
Kalispell, Montana

Misty Anne Upham (born 1982) (Blackfoot) is a Native American actress best known for her role in the 2008 film Frozen River, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. She appeared with Benicio del Toros in Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (2013).

Background[edit]

Misty Upham was born on July 6, 1982 in Kalispell, Montana but raised in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe.[1]

Career[edit]

Upham's film credits include Expiration Date, Edge of America, Skins and Skinwalkers. In 2010, she appeared on HBO's Big Love. In 2013, she played a major supporting role in Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, selected in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 66th Festival de Cannes.[1] She played housekeeper Johnna in August: Osage County. She also played Liz in Cake with Jennifer Aniston.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
2002 Skins Mrs. Blue Cloud Chris Eyre
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Dawn Paul Seed TV Series (2 Episodes)
Skinwalkers Nina Chris Eyre (2) TV Movie
2003 Dreamkeeper Chief's Daughter Steve Barron TV Movie
Edge of America Shirleen Chris Eyre (3) TV Movie
2006 Expiration Date Charlie's Mother Rick Stevenson
2008 Frozen River Lila Littlewolf Courtney Hunt American Indian Film Festival - Best Supporting Actress
Alliance of Women Film Journalists - Best Newcomer
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated - Central Ohio Film Critics Association - Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Utah Film Critics Association - Best Supporting Actress
2010 The Dry Land Gloria Ryan Piers Williams
Big Love Leila Stilwell Adam Davidson
David Petrarca
TV Series (2 Episodes)
2011 Mascots Karen Scott Aaron Hartmann Short
2012 Django Unchained Minnie Quentin Tarantino
Every Other Second Nurse Kelly Harrison Sanborn Short
2013 Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian Jane Arnaud Desplechin
August: Osage County Johnna Monevata John Wells Hollywood Film Festival - Ensemble of the Year
Capri Ensemble Cast Award
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Without Fire May Eliza McNitt Short
2015 Cake Liz Daniel Barnz
Crawlspace Tina Walsh Phil Claydon

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