Hello! I'm Charley.
I'm a Film, TV, and Theater actress and I live in Los Angeles.
People often say I look "ambiguously brown", but I am actually half Oglala Lakota (Pine Ridge) and a quarter Haudenosaunee Kanyen'kehá:ka (AKA Mohawk Iroquois -- from Six Nations) (#NativePride), with a bit of English and Scottish mixed in there.
I attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland to study Computer Science and ended up switching to Film. After college, I worked behind-the-scenes in production, and then moved to NYC to study acting at the T. Schreiber Studio.
Some of my favorite roles include "Rachel" in It Will Be Okay, a young mother who crosses over to the other side after a devastating car crash; "Valentina" in Mummer, a young mail-order bride with a supernatural guardian and a
taste for vengeance; and "Rosie" in Rush, a tough but good-hearted First Nations woman who teaches a naive young woman how to survive in the Yukon during the Gold Rush.
I've also written and directed two short films, I Would Die For You and 1:17 AM, and have had poetry published in Spork Magazine.
My mother raised me with the Indigenous values of honoring the Earth and her peoples (the humans, the animals, the plants) as sacred. This world and this life is a gift from the Creator. We are but one part of this ecosystem, this gorgeous living organism that is our world, our Earth. Because of this, I am a passionate advocate for a healthy environment, healthy water as a human right (#MniWiconi #WaterIsLife), healthy soils, seedkeeping, animal rights, and fair and equitable treatment and respect for all peoples.
Height: 5'9" | Eye Color: Dark Brown | Hair Color: Dark Brown
Native American Actor: Lakota/Mohawk
Toe to Toe | Co-Star | Netflix
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED #21.3 | Co-Star | Fox TV
CHINA WHITE | Lead | Dir/Writers: The Robinson Bros
IT WILL BE OKAY | Lead | Dir/Writer: Stephen Kinigopolous
MUMMER | Lead | Dir/Writer: Dom Hilton
DAMAGE DONE | Lead | Maple Avenue Productions
ONE EVENING | Lead | Dir/Writer: Isaiah Headon
1:17 AM | Lead | Dir/Writer: Charley Flyte
I WOULD DIE FOR YOU | Lead | Dir/Writer: Charley Flyte
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Titania/Hippolyta | South Dakota Shakespeare Festival 2019
PARENTS WEEKEND | Maeve | Native Voices at The Autry Short Play Festival 2018
CHILE LOVER | Carla | Native Voices at The Autry Short Play Festival 2018
RUSH | Rosie | Dir: Christopher Diercksen, Writer: Callie Kimball, Team Awesome Robot, NYC
BELLA'S DREAM | Lucy | Dir: Jesse Friedman, Writer: Dana Boll, Jewish Theater Workshop, Baltimore, MD
UNDER A BIG SKY (Workshop) | Ronnie | Dir. Craig A. Miller, Writer: Randy Reinholz
THE ABSENTEE (Workshop) | The Operator (Lead) | Portland Stage Little Festival of the Unexpected, Dir. Todd Backus, Writer: Julia Doolittle, Portland, ME
KING FISH (Reading) | Gwen | Dir. LA Williams, Writer: Pia Wilson, NYC
FENCES (Reading) | Rose | Winters Lane Theater
Acting, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
IMPROV 101 | Sarah Claspell | Upright Citizens Brigade (LA)
SCENE STUDY | Terry Schreiber | T. Schreiber Studio (NYC)
ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE | Peter Miner | T. Schreiber Studio (NYC)
AUDITION TECHNIQUE | Karen Kohlhaas | Atlantic Theater School (NYC)
COLD READING TECHNIQUE | Loren Chadima | Intentional Acting
Beginner Spanish, Beginner French, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Rock Climbing, Computer Programming, Painting, Drawing, Teleprompter
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