Canada Reads

Devery Jacobs

The actor and filmmaker is championing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead on Canada Reads 2021.

Championing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Devery Jacobs is championing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead. (Submitted by Devery Jacobs)

Devery Jacobs is championing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead on Canada Reads 2021.

Canada Reads will take place March 8-11. The debates will be hosted by Ali Hassan and will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Devery Jacobs

Devery Jacobs was born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk territory and is an award winning actor and filmmaker. Her breakout leading role in Rhymes for Young Ghouls landed her a nomination for a Canadian Screen Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role. Since then, Jacobs is mainly known for her performances in Netflix's The Order, CTV's Cardinal and Amazon Prime Video/STARZ's American Gods. Jacobs has also recently been announced as one of the leading roles in Taika Waititi's new FX series Reservation Dogs.

Alongside acting, Jacobs is also an accomplished filmmaker. Her short film Rae was an official selection of the 2018 Palm Springs Shortfest and won Best Youth Work at the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film Festival. Jacobs was also a participant of the 2020 imagineNATIVE Indigenous Screenwriters Intensive, where she completed her feature film script, High Steel. Jacobs' debut feature film as a co-writer, This Place, is set to release in 2021.  

Jacobs was named one of Canada's Rising Breakout Stars by the Hollywood Reporter and was honoured by Telefilm Canada at the 2017 Birks Diamond Tribute, celebrating women in film. Jacobs was also a TIFF Rising Star at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. 

Interviews with Devery Jacobs

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is an actress and activist from the Kanien'kehá:ka Mohawk Territory in Quebec. For National Indigenous History Month this month, she's partnered with a Canada-wide project called MADE, which is putting a spotlight on Indigenous actors, writers, filmmakers and other creators. She joined Tom Power to tell us more. 16:33
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is one of the breakout stars at this year's imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. She's got three projects in the festival, two as an actress and and one as a director. 6:03

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