Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor and stand-up comedian from Chinle, Arizona. He represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations. His most recent credits include the HBO’s limited series I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE directed by Derek Cianfrance, ONCE UPON A RIVER based on the New York Times best seller, THE LIBERATOR, an animated World War II drama series based on the book now airing on Netflix. Means recently finished filming on the Apple feature film KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON with director Martin Scorsese based on the best selling book. You can see Means in the upcoming films CANYON DEL MUERTO, SURROUNDED and The Chickasaw Rancher. Tatanka can also be seen starring in the television movie SAINTS & STRANGERS for the National Geographic Channel, and in the AMC series THE SON.
Aside from acting Tatanka performs stand-up comedy throughout the U.S. and Canada. Means is one of the busiest touring Native American comedians performing today. He travels Indian Country spreading laughter and messages of motivation to all ages entertaining audiences everywhere from casinos and schools to conferences and universities. The National Indian Gaming Association recently honored Tatanka by naming him the Entertainer of the Year. Means is the son of educator & artist Gloria Grant and iconic American Indian activist & actor, Russell Means.