IRENE BEDARD as Mrs. Alma
Irene Bedard (Mrs. Alma) was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She began a career in film and television and has over 45 credits including Lakota Woman for which she was nominated a Golden Globe, Grand Ave produced by Robert Redford, Into The West a Steven Spielberg miniseries, the cult classic Smoke Signals, and the voice of Disney's Pocahontas. She has received much critical acclaim for her performances and garnered numerous Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards from such organizations as First Americans In The Arts, American Indian Film Festival, NAMIC VISION AWARDS, Diversity Awards, LA Film Festival, and Sundance Audience Award.
She is currently President of Native American majority owned, Sleeping Lady Films/Waking Giants Productions with past productions Ron and Laura Take Back America, NANow( a Native American variety/talk show), and Rezervations Not Required (An Indigenous travel,culture and culinary show)and is in post and pre production on several projects including the documentary series, All My Relations: Mending the Sacred Hoop, a documentary on the Standing Rock #NoDAPL protests, and feature films Two Old Women, The Wind of Heaven, A Thousand White Women, and Touchdown on the Tundra. As an actor, she is currently on the Netflix original series Longmire and the Spike TV Stephen King series, The Mist and two recent films Songs My Brothers Taught Me and Spreading Darkness.