Blu Hunt (born July 11, 1995) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Inadu/The Hollow in The CW supernatural drama series The Originals (2017) and as August Catawnee in the Netflix science fiction drama series Another Life (2019–present).
Blu Hunt was born in Sacramento, California and grew up in a suburban environment. She is Native American and a descendant of the Lakota tribe. Her grandmother is part of the Oglala Lakota Tribe and was from the Pine Ridge Reservation. Her great-grandfather was Apache. She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Hunt made her acting debut in the 2015 short film One Block Away.
In 2016, she had roles in the television series This Is It and Girl on Girl.
In 2017, Hunt received further recognition for her recurring role as powerful witch Native American Inadu (The Hollow) Labonair in the fourth season of The CW supernatural drama series The Originals.
Hunt made her feature film debut as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage in the superhero horror film The New Mutants, which is part of the X-Men film series. The film was originally intended for release in April 2018, but suffered several delays. It was released on August 28, 2020.
In 2020, Hunt gave an in depth interview on podcast The Ion Pod.
Hunt identifies as “super queer.” She admitted that the best part of her leading role in The New Mutants, in which her character is of Native American descent and becomes romantically-involved with another woman, was “knowing that I got to be queer and that I got to represent the Indigenous community.” Her brother's name is Kai.
|2015||One Block Away||Erica||Short film|
|2020||The New Mutants||Danielle Moonstar / Mirage||Main cast|
|2016||Girl on Girl||Blu||Episode: "Assumptions"|
|2016||This Is It||Layla||Unaired pilot|
|2017||The Originals||The Hollow / Inadu Labonair||6 episodes in The Originals (season 4)|
|2019–present||Another Life||August Catawnee||Main role; 10 episodes|
|2019||Stumptown||Nina Blackbird||Episode: "Forget It Dex, It's Stumptown."|
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