Irene Bedard

Irene Bedard


7/22/1967, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Irene Bedard is an American actress who was born on July 22, 1967 in Anchorage, Alaska. She is a descendant of the Inupiat Inuit and Metis tribes, allowing her to portray Native American characters in several films. She took up Musical Theater at the University of the Arts…more


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  • Trivia

    • Irene was the model for the animated title character in Disney's Pocahontas.

    • In 2003, Irene formed a band with her husband, musician Deni Wilson, called Irene Bedard and Deni. Their first release was called Warrior of Love.

    • In 2004, Irene won both the "Best Actress" and "Best Supporting Acress" awards at the American Indian Film and Television Awards.

    • In 1995, Irene was selected as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."

    • Irene is best known as the voice of the title character in Disney's Pocahontas.

    • Height
      5' 0½" (1.54 m)--

      Denny Wilson (1993 - present)--

      Daughter of an Inupiat Eskimo and a French Canadian/Cree--

      Spouse Wilson is an Irish American from Buffalo, NY--

      Eskimo name is Goodiarook, which means "someone who dropped."--

      She was the physical model for the Pocahontas character in the Disney films.--

      Husband Denny Wilson is a member of the band Irene and Deni. They are both currently in the band. Irene is the singer and Deni (or Denny) plays the guitar and writes the music.

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