|Kiawentiio Tarbell Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||April 28, 2006|
Kiawentiio Tarbell is a Mohawk actress, singer-songwriter and visual artist who came into prominence as a child after playing the part of Ka’kwet in the CBC series Anne with an E (2019). She gained further recognition by starring in numerous other television shows like the Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls (2021) and by getting featured in various films including the drama movie Beans (2020), in which her stellar performance in the title role fetched her the Vancouver Film Critics Circle award in 2019 that declared her to be “One to Watch”. Kiawentiio has released a number of EPs such as In My Head (2021) as well as many singles like Light at the End (2020). She has amassed more than 150k followers on Instagram, where along with photographs of herself, she has also uploaded her paintings and drawings.
Kiawenti:io Tarbell, Kia Wentiio
Akwesasne, Ontario, Canada
She went to Akwesasne Freedom School.
Actress, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist
- Father – Corey
- Mother – Barbara
2401236 Records DK
5 ft or 152.5 cm
45 kg or 99 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Mohawk descent.
- Fuller lips
- Freckles on her face
Kiawentiio Tarbell Favorite Things
- Hobbies – Playing softball, volleyball, and ping-pong
Source – Fandom
Kiawentiio Tarbell Facts
- Her first name stands for a nice morning in Kanienʼkéha.
- She was brought up in a house on the Kawehno:ke island.
- Kiawentiio has spoken Mohawk and has been known for being a Mohawk indigenous youth. She had uploaded an image of her grandparents on Instagram in April 2019.
- Kiawentiio had first begun to gain attention for her paintings as well as handmade jewelry in 2017 when she got covered in an article in the Indian Time.
- She performed the number My Baby Girl live, at Cornwall Ribfest Idol in 2018.
- Tarbell has been based between Ottawa, Montreal, and New York with her dual citizenship between America and Canada.
- She has recalled that for her first acting role as the Mi’kmaq girl Ka’kwet in the TV series Anne with an E, she had to learn to talk in the Miꞌkmaq language and acquire a clear understanding of their tribe, history, and tradition.
- Kiawentiio has affirmed that her experience working for Anne with an E had been a lot of fun. She had never imagined that she would ever be on a program on the small screen and she had the most incredible time while filming for it. Kiawentiio has recounted that in one scene, she had to run down a snowy hill with the main character Anne in order to see their reflections in icy water. She has stated that moment to have been one of her most memorable ones as it had involved constant tripping and falling. As the shows in the early 19th century were not very grippy and basically banana skins, they had gone down that hill and kept on falling.
- Kiawentiio has been grateful that the showrunner of Anne with an E, Moira Walley-Backett, included the true history of Canada at the time that the show is set, that is the late 1800s. She has been proud of how her character started to introduce the fans of the program to the historical realities of the time.
- Tarbell has longed to work on the television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, having dreamed of being the water-bending master Katara and essaying her fierce and heroic journey.
- She has preferred the forest to the beach.
- She has liked calling instead of texting.
Featured Image by Kiawentiio Tarbell / Instagram