ACTRESS. PRODUCER. INDIGENOUS.
Top 15 Rising Talent to Come Out of Canada" - The Hollywood Reporter, 2019
"One of Canada's Greatest Performances of 2020" - The Globe and Mail, John Doyle
"100 Greatest Moments of the Last 100 Years" - University of Alberta Alumni Magazine, 2020
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.
Most recently, Jessica is set to star in Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and Graham Roland's produced "Dark Winds" television series opposite Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon for the AMC Network this Fall 2021.
Jessica is the star and Associate Producer of the new critically acclaimed Crime Drama "Tribal" Season 2 the 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 Disney/20th Century Fox studios.
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".
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 Indigenous wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where they have helped thousands of Indigenous 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.
She is currently in development with Herd of 1 Media with Julian Black Antelope creating an Indigenous Film Academy. The Counting Coup Indigenous Film Academy (“CCIFA”) is a progressive, state-of-the-art, holistic educational environment for intense creative work, where emerging and aspiring First Nations artists can effectively and successfully gain expertise and experience and establish the foundations of a professional film career.
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 Fitness and Wellness Youth Workshops across Canada and continues to do so through her program.
She is also a TV/Film producer currently in development of several projects: www.7forwardentertainment.com
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