Tonantzin Carmelo

Tonantzin Carmelo

    Tonantzín Carmelo is an American actress. Descending on her mother's side from Tongva and Kumeyaay Native Americans of Southern California, she grew up performing in a Native American dance troupe led by her mother, Virginia Carmelo. 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, 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.

    Starring Tonantzin Carmelo on Plex


    Acting (6 Credits)

    2020A Soldier's Revenge as Alpana
    2015Entertainment as Teresa
    2009Shadowheart as Miakoda
    2007Imprint as Shayla Stonefeather
    2007Unearthed as Nodin
    2005Into the West as Thunder Heart Woman


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