Tanis Parenteau

Tanis Parenteau

TDEP Productions
Actor and Producer

New York City, New York

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January 2015
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About Tanis

Tanis Parenteau is an actor and producer. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta (Cree) from Region VI (Peace River). On screen TV credits include recurring/guest star roles on Billions opposite Paul Giamatti, FBI: Most Wanted opposite Julian McMahon, Designated Survivor opposite Keifer Sutherland, House of Cards opposite Michael Kelly, and an upcoming guest star on Tribal (APTN).

Tanis is on the producing team at Red House Studios developing a drama series called Red House connecting the link between resource extraction and MMIW. The team also has a podcast called "Not Invisible: Native Womxn on the Frontlines", in which Tanis is the narrator. She is on the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee, a member of AMPIA, and a 2021 Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Fellow.

As a producer, her inaugural film A Big Black Space won Best Canadian Short at Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival, won the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival, was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 12th Red Nation Film Festival, and was broadcast briefly on ARTÉ in Germany, France and Belgium.

Next up, she is developing/starring in two Indigenous-led short films (a comedy and a drama), an Indigenous-led thriller/horror feature, and an Indigenous-led comedic web series. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from New School for Drama.



  • Designated Survivor

    Designated Survivor (2018)
    TV Series Actress

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
    Film Actress

  • Cold Side of the Pillow

    Cold Side of the Pillow (2017)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Mystery) Actress "Cold Side of the Pillow" is seen through the eyes of four characters-but is interwoven within 20 stories. The four main stories surround: Elizabeth, a girl who would rather ignore her fears than face them, because facing them mean struggle and self-sacrifice. Edward is plainly content in his life, until a traumatic event changes how he feels about everyone and everything; causing his reactions and opinions to change, and in turn his personality. This affects the rest of the characters sending them into a whirlwind of anger and frustration, leading each one to confront their own demons and each others. While the intense possible romantic situation of Edward and Liz loom in the possible future, Sophie and Darrel struggle with their long term relationship being based on a lie. As she struggles with their commitment to each other, Sophie begins to question which man she really wants. As their lives become more violent, is seems to mirror the past and the possible future; as the parents ... Written by Atka Films

  • Gag

    Gag (2017)
    Film Actress

  • Blood Lineage

    Blood Lineage (2017)
    Film Actress

  • Stuck at Home

    Stuck at Home (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016)
    Television (Comedy, News and Talk-Show) Actress One of the most unique and visible comedic voices on television is coming to TBS in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Breaking up late-night's all-male sausage fest, this new show from the longtime Daily Show correspondent will feature Samantha's nuanced view of political and cultural issues, her sharp interview skills and her repartee with world leaders. Written by TBS

  • Billy & Billie

    Billy & Billie (2016)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress A TV series that follows two step-siblings as they try and navigate their taboo romance.

  • Chaos Corp

    Chaos Corp (2016)
    Film Actress

  • A Big Black Space

    A Big Black Space (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress A Native American woman meets a man at a party and finds out she is just his type.

  • And We Wait

    And We Wait (2015)
    Film (Drama) Actress The story of the women of Vietnam. As a follow-up film to The Battle of Ripcord (2013), we take an intimate look into the lives of those left behind, outcast from their friends, families and communities as the world moved on. The women of Vietnam were in waiting while their husbands, brothers, sons and fathers fault and died in a distant land. During a time of social revolution, the civil rights movement and uncertainty, these brave women could do nothing but wait, pray and hope that they would see their loved ones again. This is their story. Written by Shannon Lanier

  • House of Cards

    House of Cards (2014)
    Television (Drama) Actress Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Written by Jacob Oberfrank

  • November Lies

    November Lies (2013)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Actress NOVEMBER LIES is a film about Damon, a family man with a promising career, but with an equally dark secret. Damon hides behind a web of lies and cannot show his true self to his family, friends or co-workers without his whole world crashing down around him. Unknown to him, there is someone close to him who knows Damon's secrets and is pulling strings that will unravel his web and show the world what lies beneath. Written by Shannon Lanier

  • Parker & Maggie

    Parker & Maggie (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Actress A young couple try to navigate their love life as they navigate the east village, new jobs, new friends, a therapist, and their new life living together.

  • Mask

    Mask (2009)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actress A woman is throwing out, what must go in her life.She lingers for a moment on a framed picture, sad. She picks herself up, continuing on. But then, on a subway platform, when jealous attitudes show up, everything changes.

  • Kayfabe

    Kayfabe (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Actress Ever wonder how on earth somebody actually becomes a professional wrestler? It's a lot less glamorous than you might think... Over the last several decades, for 20 bucks a night in front of crowds of less than 100, the "stars" of the Tri-Cities International Championship Wrestling Federation (TCICWF) have been trying to make it to the big time by performing their own campy brand of sports entertainment. In the process, they have inadvertently offended just about everybody in town. And now that the TCICWF is shutting down forever, these colorful, eccentric, clueless, indie wrestlers have one last chance to show the world that they belong in the big leagues. Kayfabe pulls no punches while revealing the hilarious absurdities of independent professional wrestling. Written by Michael Raven

  • Hank William's First Nation

    Hank William's First Nation (2006)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Eight Below

    Eight Below (2006)
    Film (Adventure, Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone (2003)
    Television (Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actress This second remake of the classic series presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror.

  • The Wretched One

    The Wretched One


  • Best Actress - Tulalip Film Festival

  • Best Canadian Short - Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

  • Award of Recognition - Best Shorts

  • Star Award - The Indie Gathering International Film Festival


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