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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 7, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pendleton, Oregon, USA Profession: actor

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Stout Native-American actress known for her portrayal of Marilyn Whirlwind on the series "Northern Exposure". Miles, who is one-half Cayuse and one-half Nez Perce, began her acting career after her mother auditioned for the part of Marilyn, and the producers felt that her daughter would better suit the role. Miles' ability to convey emotions without having to say much serves as a change of pace on a show where being verbal is being seen.

Stout Native-American actress known for her portrayal of Marilyn Whirlwind on the series "Northern Exposure". Miles, who is one-half Cayuse and one-half Nez Perce, began her acting career after her mother auditioned for the part of Marilyn, and the producers felt that her daughter would better suit the role. Miles' ability to convey emotions without having to say much serves as a change of pace on a show where being verbal is being seen.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wyvern (2009)
2.
 Tortilla Heaven (2007)
4.
 Skins (2002) Rondella Roubaix
5.
 Smoke Signals (1998) Lucy
6.
 Scattering Dad (1998) Elaine
7.
 Mad Love (1995) Housekeeper
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Grew up as a member of the Umatilla tribe, one of three living on her reservation
1990:
Made acting debut as receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind on CBS "Northern Exposure"
1995:
Feature acting debut as the housekeeper in "Mad Love"
1998:
Played supporting role in "Smoke Signals", the first mainstream feature written, directed and starring American Indians, directed by Chris Eyre and screened at Sundance
1998:
Had featured role in the CBS movie "Scattering Dad"
2002:
Appeared in "Skins", helmed by Chris Eyre and screened at Sundance
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mother:
Armenia Miles. Actor. Auditioned for the role of Marilyn but lost to her daughter; cast instead in the recurring role of Mrs. Anku on "Northern Exposure".

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