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This lithe, strikingly attractive performer of stage and screen achieved celebrity with her fine speaking voice as Disney's animated "Pocahontas" (1995). Prior to that highly touted hit, Bedard drew upon her Native American heritage--she's the daughter of a French Canadian/Cree and an Inupiat Eskimo--to make a powerful impression starring as Mary Crow Dog in the made-for-cable telefilm "Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee" (TNT, 1994). Bedard won raves and several awards for her portrayal of a woman whose spiritual awakening is linked to the violent events of the 1973 siege at the Wounded Knee Reservation in South Dakota. She also donned 17th century period garb to play a supporting role in her feature debut, Disney's live-action adventure "Squanto: A Warrior's Tale" (1994).
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Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Film acting debut, Disney's "Squanto: A Warrior's Tale"
TV acting debut, starred in "Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee", a TNT TV-movie
Hosted the TV special "The Making of Pocahontas: A Legend Comes to Life" on the Disney Channel
Provided the speaking voice of Disney's "Pocahontas" for the animated blockbuster
First TV guest shot, "The Marshall"
Had featured role in "Smoke Signals"