Grace Dove
Grace Dove
as Rosalind "Roz" Friendly

Actor Biography

Grace Dove is an Indigenous actress and director who has embraced a responsibility to lift up her audience and her community.

In 2015, she co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in the Oscar®-winning film "The Revenant." Other recent film credits include the Netflix thriller "How It Ends" (2018), where she starred alongside Academy Award®-winning actor Forest Whitaker and Theo James. In 2020, she appeared in her first leading role in the feature film adaptation of Eden Robinson's novel "Monkey Beach." Her past television credits include Syfy series "Resident Alien" and the Netflix series "The Order."

That same year, Dove made her directorial debut with the poignantly beautiful and visually stunning short film "Kiri and The Girl," which is currently streaming on Apple TV. The well-received short screened at St. John's International Women's Festival, American Indian Film Festival SF, San Diego International Film Festival and Victoria Film Festival after debuting at the Vancouver International Film Fest.

Dove recently wrapped filming the five-part limited series "Bones of Crows," where she stars as Cree matriarch Aline Spears. "Bones of Crows" tells the story of Spears' childhood as she survives Canada's residential school system to continue her family's generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism and sexual abuse. She uses her uncanny ability to understand and translate codes into working for a special division of the Canadian Air Force as a Cree code talker in World War II. The story unfolds over 100 years with a cumulative force that propels us into the future.

When the red carpet is rolled up and tucked away, she facilitates her youth-empowerment program Thunderbird Dreams in communities directing short films that are unique to each Nation. "I had the dream of becoming an actress and to tell stories of Indigenous resilience. I created the vision, and I didn't let anyone tell me it's not possible."