Elaine Miles

Elaine Miles

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elaine Miles (born April 7, 1960 in Pendleton, Oregon) is an American actress best known for her role as Marilyn Whirlwind in the television series Northern Exposure. Elaine Miles was born in Pendleton, Oregon, of Cayuse/Nez Perce ancestry, and lived to the age of three on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon. Her family then moved to Renton, Washington where her father was a Boeing machinist. She learned many of the traditional skills in her youth-storytelling, beading, pottery and weaving-and is a prize-winning traditional dancer. Miles was offered the role of Marilyn Whirlwind when she was spotted in the waiting room at an audition. This came as a surprise as she had not come with any intent to audition - she was only there to give her mother, Armenia Miles, a ride. She had no previous acting experience. She gained respect in the American Indian community not only for portraying a Tlingit woman, but for her efforts to make sure the character was a culturally accurate representation. Miles was named Native American Woman of the Year in 1993, and America's Celebrity Indian of the Year in 1995.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136713187
  • 9786136713182