Tonantzin Carmelo

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Tonantzin Carmelo
OccupationFilm, television actress

Tonantzín Carmelo[ pronunciation? ] is an American actress. Descending on her mother's side from Tongva Native Americans of Southern California[ citation needed ], she grew up performing in a Native American dance troupe led by her mother, Virginia Carmelo.[ citation needed ] Branching out into acting during college, she has since appeared in theater productions and independent films. A graduate of UC Irvine. Her acclaimed stage roles include Anita in the play Exmagare, [1] Christina Kahlo/Paula in Frida Kahlo, and multiple characters in Malinche. She is in national commercials and starred in the feature film King Rikki with Jon Seda and Mario López. Carmelo is a traditional Aztec dancer and pre-Columbian musician, recording 3 CDs with Canyon Records. She is an Emerging Voice with the California Indian Storytellers Association and a mentor for the Native Voices Youth Playwright Project. She has recently provided her likeness and voice for the character Kendra Daniels in EA's survival horror video game Dead Space .

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Awards and nominations

YearFilmAward
2006 Into the West Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress
Western Heritage Award shared with cast and crew
2007 Imprint American Indian Film Festival Award for Best Actress

Partial filmography

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  1. https://articles.latimes.com/2002/may/03/entertainment/et-stage3