Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead won Canada Reads 2021, when it was championed by Devery Jacobs
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.
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