|Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Quick Info
|5 ft 2 in
|Date of Birth
|August 8, 1993
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a Canadian actor, writer, director, and voice actor who is known for playing Aila in the independent drama film Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Elora Danan in the comedy series Reservation Dogs, Lollipop in the comedy-drama series Mohawk Girls, Lilith Bathory in the horror drama series The Order, Jess Wells in the sitcom Rutherford Falls, James in the horror film Blood Quantum, Claudia Auditore in the miniseries Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, Sam Blackcrow in the fantasy drama series American Gods, Lia in the drama film The Sun at Midnight, and Ista in the short drama film Rae.
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada
Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs has been a student in the correctional intervention program at John Abbott College.
Actor, Writer, Director, Voice Actor
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is of Mohawk descent.
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs Facts
- Kawennáhere uses she/her pronouns.
- She spent her childhood years growing up in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada.
- Alongside Glen Gould and Brandon Oakes, Devery Jacobs co-starred as a teenager named Aila in the 2013 independent drama film Rhymes for Young Ghouls, set in 1976 on the fictional Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation. This role won her the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”.
- She appeared in the music video for the song Sisters by A Tribe Called Red in 2014.
- Devery Jacobs was cast as Lia, a rebellious teenager who has been sent to live with her grandmother following the death of her mother, in the drama film The Sun at Midnight in 2016. She co-starred in the film alongside Duane Howard and for this role, Devery Jacobs won the award for “Best Performance in a Canadian Film” at the Whistler Film Festival in 2016 while she also won the award for “Best Actress” at the American Indian Film Festival in 2017.
- In 2016, she provided vocals to the character named Sam in the video game The Walking Dead: Michonne.
- She worked on the 2017 short film Rae and this won her the Ellen Monague Award for “Best Youth Work” at the 2017 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.
- She speaks French.
- In 2021, Devery Jacobs started playing Elora Danan Postoak in the comedy series Reservation Dogs, a first in its category that features all Indigenous writers and directors, along with an almost entirely Indigenous American cast and production team.
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