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From Minnesota to HBO series, Indigenous actor is bringing 'my people and my stories with me'


February 27, 2023

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

Isabella Star LaBlanc brings her Dakota storytelling and her Minnesota pride to every set.

Isabella Star LaBlanc keeps running into her 17-year-old self.

The 25-year-old actor was reminded of her on a recent visit home to Minneapolis, on a stop by her old high school. But she's been running into her in Iceland, too. There, LaBlanc is filming the next season of "True Detective," playing Leah, the 17-year-old stepdaughter of Jodie Foster's character, Det. Liz Danvers.

Like LaBlanc, her character is Native American. But unlike LaBlanc at that age, she's proud. Confident.


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