Jessica Matten is of Red River Metis-Cree descent and is directly a descendant of Cuthbert Grant, the first rebel Metis leader famously known for the Battle of the Seven Oaks in Canada.
Jessica recently is the star of the yet to be released new Crime Drama "Tribal" coming this 2020 on APTN Network.
Jessica stars in Season 3 of Discovery Canada & Netflix's TV show "Frontier" starring Jason Momoa. She also can be seen in the new CW Network and CBC drama alongside Kristin Kruek in "Burden of Truth". Jessica also can be seen in the upcoming comic adaptation movie "The Empty Man" for 20th Century Fox studios which filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, coming in 2020.
Jessica can be seen on 3 Canadian Screen Award nominated and winning shows: Frontier, Blackstone and Mohawk Girls. Jessica has developed a small cult following in North America for her performance in the starring role of Elle-Maija Tailfeather's short film, "A Red Girl's Reasoning". The film premiered at various festivals in Canada and the United States, taking home awards for "Best Canadian Action Short" at the prestigious ImagineNATIVE Film festival, winner at the Crazy 8s Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, LA Skins Film Fest in Los Angeles, and nominated at the American Indian Film Institute in San Francisco 2012.
Other TV and films include the Gemini award winning show "Blackstone" and "Pilgrims" written and directed by Marie Clements that Jessica starred in, was an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.
Besides acting, Jessica runs an Aboriginal wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where they have helped thousands of Aboriginal people achieve their fitness, wellness and health goals. She also runs the viral campaign #N8Vgirls to help spread awareness globally on the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada.
Jessica ran multiple monthly articles and the magazine "Active Cree" distributed monthly to 60,000 people and 10 communities across the James Bay area throughout Northern Ontario. She is a guest speaker along with her mother across North America called: "Indigenous Women Breaking Barriers: A Mother and Daughter Story". Jessica also instructs acting workshops, and has had many wonderful success stories with the youth over the years.
Jessica Matten has spent her whole life facilitating Indigenous Youth Workshops across Canada and continues to do so through her program www.N8Vgirls.com
To inquire about having her run a workshop in your city or community please submit through the CONTACT FORM below.
Kohner Agency - Los Angelas / The Characters Agency - Toronto