Who is Paulina Alexis? Age and roles of Reservation Dogs actress revealed

Bruno Cooke August 10, 2021
Who is Paulina Alexis? Age and roles of Reservation Dogs actress revealed
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Paulina Alexis features among the cast of Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s new series Reservation Dogs – what is her age, and what else has she been in?

Meet actress Paulina Alexis

Paulina Alexis is a Canadian actress and a native of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Alberta, which has a population of more than 2,000.

Per Celebsweek, she was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and attended a Native Catholic school. 

Despite having just three acting credits to her name, one of them isn’t even out yet, Alexis has made Hollywood Reporter headlines. She signed with APA, one of the largest talent agencies in the entertainment industry, which has headquarters in Los Angeles.

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What is Paulina Alexis’ age?

Born 7 September, 2001, Alexis is a 19-year-old actress and singer. 

She made her film debut last year, in Tracey Deer’s movie Beans. Deer was the first Mohawk woman to win a Gemini Award – for her 2008 documentary Club Native.

Beans is set during the Oka crisis of 1990 and stars Paulina Alexis as April, a 14-year-old Mohawk, alongside Kiawentiio (as the titular Beans), Violah Beauvais (Ruby), Rainbow Dickerson (Lily) and Reservation Dogs co-star D’Pharaoh Woon-a-Tai (Hank).

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Beans was among films featured at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. It also played at Toronto International Film Festival 2020. 

Who does she play in Reservation Dogs?

Paulina Alexis plays Willie Jack in Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s new comedy series Reservation Dogs. 

Other members of the cast include D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai (as Bear), Elva Guerra (Jackie), Sarah Podemski (Rita), Matty Cardarople (Ansel) and Devery Jacobs (Elora Danan).

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Reservation Dogs | Trailer | FX on Hulu

Reservation Dogs | Trailer | FX on Hulu

Two episodes of the series have aired so far. Audiences have already taken to the use of Native slang, such as “skoden”, “stoodis” and “wado”, and the series’ soundtrack.

Episodes 3 and 4 will air on 16 and 23 August respectively. Salon has described the series as “the new direct of Native storytelling”.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.