Cheri Maracle is a Haudenosaunee/Irish Actress, Singer, Playwright and Host, of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She has been performing on stages across Turtle Island and abroad for over 25 years and has many tv, stage, and music credits to her name.
Some selected TV/Film credits include: Bones of Crows, (CBC), Alaska Daily (CTV),UNSETTLED (APTN,TVO), The Coroner (CBC), The Parker Andersons (Marble Media), Tribal (APTN), DeGrassi (Netflix, Epitome), and Murdoch Mysteries (CBC). Cheri was nominated for a Best Supporting actress at the CSA’s for her role of Sara Bull, in the series Blackstone (APTN). Cheri also has numerous stage credits to her name and was nominated for Best Solo Performance for her portrayal of Pauline Johnson, in the world premiere of Paddle Song at High Performance Rodeo. She has appeared in selected Theatre pieces: The UNNATURAL & ACCIDENTAL WOMEN (NAC), The Hours That Remain (Theatre Aquarius), Kisaageetin, We Love You (NAC), The Rez Sisters (Belfry Theatre), White Noise (Firehall Theatre) and more…
Cheri has hosted the INDSPIRE AWARDS for Global TV, Planet Indigenous/Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Place/the TU Jazz Fest, Talking Stick Festival Music Night, and at Indigenous Music Awards shows, and events across Turtle Island.
Cheri’s musical background began with handrum music, with Indigenous Women’s group Tiyoweh. She then penned two original albums Closer To Home, and If I Am Water, which garnered several nominations in the Indigenous Music Industry. Her third album Ache of Love is a Jazz compilation, for her forever love Jazz Music. Cheri had the privilege of portraying Mildred Bailey at the First Ladies of Jazz concert, at the Celebration of Nations Gathering in St. Catherines. Most recently Cheri played the Waterloo Jazz Fest, and the TU Jazz Fest in Ontario with her Quintet. Cheri’s music can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
Upcoming Cheri will appear in Women of the Fur Trade at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and Tartuffe at the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver.