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Charley Flyte is an American actress based in Los Angeles. She is Lakota and Mohawk, and is enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


She studied Film at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and acting at the T. Schreiber Studio in NYC.  She currently resides in Los Angeles.  

She was recently seen as a young Crow basketball player gone missing, "Jessica" in the short film Not Afraid, which received the Indigenous Film and Culture Award from The Windrider Institute and screened at The Windrider Summit & Sundance Film Festival Experience in Park City, Utah; as young Regan's tough but kind Native auntie "Sue" in Rutherford Falls on Peacock, and as a Reporter on American Crime Story: Impeachment on FX.


Some of her favorite roles include Rachel in It Will Be Okay, a young mother who crosses over to the other side after a devastating car crash, and must convince her husband to stay alive for the sake of their daughter.  In Mummer, she played a (seemingly) sweet young mail-order bride with a supernatural guardian and a hidden taste for vengeance. In Rush, she played a tough but good-hearted First Nations woman, Rosie, tasked with teaching a delicate and naive young woman how to stay alive in the unforgiving Yukon. 

She has also written and directed two short films, I Would Die For You and 1:17 AM, and was a participant in the inaugural Filmmakers in Indigenous Leadership & Managment Business Affairs (FILMBA) program at Capilano University in 2021. 

Her short film script, CHARLA, was a Finalist for the 2019 Sundance Native Filmmaker Fellowship Lab.


Her poetry has been published in Spork Magazine and Ice Floe Press, and her poem Afterschool Special was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2021.

She was raised with the Indigenous values of honoring the Earth and her peoples (the humans, the animals, the plants), and of being a "good relative."  This world and this life is a gift from the Creator.  We are but one part of this ecosystem, this gorgeous living organism that is our world, our Earth.  Because of this, she is a passionate advocate for a healthy environment, healthy water as a human right (#MniWiconi #WaterIsLife), healthy soils, seedkeeping, animal rights, and fair and equitable treatment and respect for all peoples. 


She enjoys painting, drawing, writing poetry, genealogy, yoga, running, and rock climbing in her spare time. 

(Tribal enrollment documentation is available

upon request and at Ms. Flyte's discretion.)

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