ALYSSA WAPANATÂHK

Perseverance Spears

Alyssa is playing the iconic role of ‘Tiger Lily’ in the upcoming Disney Studio reboot of Peter Pan, directed by David Lowery; Jude Law and Yara Shaihidi are also starring in the film. Alyssa is also a young filmmaker, she recently wrote and directed her short film Napes Kasekipatwat/ The Boy and the Braid, a film that earned her the first-ever Telus Indigenous Storyteller Edition Grants. Earlier this year Alyssa played a lead role in Andrew Genaille’s independent feature film, Rehab, and in 2021 she played a supporting role in the highly anticipated Bones of Crows mini-series directed by Marie Clements (CBC). Alyssa belongs to the Cree First Nations and is from Spruce Grove, Alberta.