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Michael Greyeyes Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Charles Greyeyes
Birth Place:
Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Is Plains Cree, his mother is from the Sweetgrass First Nation, and his father is from the Muskeg Lake First Nation
  • Apprenticed with The National Ballet of Canada after graduating from there and later joined the company as a Corps de Ballet member in 1987
  • Acting career began when he was cast as Juh in the 1993 TV movie Geronimo
  • Directed and choreographed the first Cree language opera, Pimooteewin a
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  • The Journey, with music by Melissa Hui and libretto by Tomson Highway for Soundstreams Canada in 2008
  • Founded the company Signal Theatre, which explores intercultural and transdisciplinary live performance, in 2010


  • 2021Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner


  • Eva Rose -- Daughter
  • Lilia Frances Jean -- Daughter
  • Nancy Latoszewski -- Wife