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Tantoo Cardinal Husband, Children, Family

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Tantoo Cardinal Husband, Children, Family

Tantoo Cardinal Husband, Children, Family

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An ambassador of acting, Tantoo Cardinal rests on one of the highest civilian orders as a member of the Order of Canada.

Considered one of the greatest theatre names of her generation, the Dances with Wolves actress’ 120 acting credits are one of the highest amongst native actors working in mainstream media.

Despite all the success, she is still hungry for more as the Academy Award winner has announced two new projects and is also going through pre-production of four more movies as of 2019.

Married To Husband & Children

In a long-acting span, Tantoo Cardinal has worked with some incredible people and found love amidst the same.

The veteran artist first married a University graduate mathematician named Fred Martin, whom she met at the age of 15. The couple first encountered each other in class and soon began dating. After remaining in a relationship for three years, Tantoo and Fred pronounced one another as husband and wife.

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Together, they also raised a son named Cheyenne Martin - who is a 45-year-old economist - before parting ways in 1976.

Post the split from her first husband, Tantoo remained single for a while before tying the knot with John Lawlor in 1988.

The actress shared a daughter named Riel Cardinal - a medical technician - with John before getting divorced from the actor in 2000.

Interestingly, the 69-year-old is a mother to three children with a third child called Cliff Cardinal - actor & musician by profession - from a previous relationship.

Net Worth Info

With around five decades of experience in acting, Tantoo Cardinal reigns as the undisputed acting prowess in the film industry.

Coming from a place in Canada without even television to embrace acting, the Canadian actress powered her way into the job by appearing in a documentary drama for Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

After getting the first-hand experience of acting, she gradually started working in minor roles in TV shows like Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, North of 60, and Netflix series Frontier.

Tantoo is one of the finest actors that comes in mind when a project requires highly experienced and talented artists. Further, she earns way more than the industry average of $50K. The Outlander star has also accumulated a considerable net worth for herself, which spans up to millions. 

Tantoo Cardinal (left) with the Stumptown family at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 (Photo: Zimbio.com)

As of now, she is on the promotion of her upcoming series Stumptown, which is speculated to get released in late September 2019.

Family, Height 

Tantoo Cardinal comes from a mixed French, Cree, and native American Aboriginal family background. Her birth name is Rose Marie Cardinal, which she later changed into Tantoo.

She grew up in a remote Northern Canadian village with no TV. At the time, native activism was on the rise. Amid the revolutionary campaign, the Fort McMurray native saw acting as the best way to address the situation in the world.

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Taking the spirit in her heart, the 5 feet 11 inches (1.81m) actress acted in a documentary based on Native Communication Society. After getting familiar with the camera and lightning, she went onto be part of epic movies like Silent Tongue, Smoke Signal and Heartwood in her career.

Despite all the experience, it was only in 2018 that she starred in her first leading role in the movie, Falls Around Her.