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Alex Rice      

Actress Known for Her Role as Sue Clearwater in "The Twilight Saga"

By birth, actress Alex Rice is a Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk) and continues to be an active and proud member of the Mohawk Nation from Kahnawake throughout her career.

Though she was born on the Kahnawake reserve located in present day Quebec, Canada, Rice spent the majority of her childhood in Brooklyn, New York among a community of Mohawk ironworkers, where she trained to become a professional dancer. Little did she know that her life would change forever when she landed a part in an educational video produced at her grammar school. She discovered her true passion -- acting.

Since then, she has successfully worked in the world of entertainment where she is known for the role of Janet Pete (opposite Adam Beach and Wes Studi) in the continuing PBS Mystery Series based on the famous Tony Hillerman novels, executive produced by Robert Redford and directed by Chris Eyre "Skinwalkers," "Coyote Waits" and "A Thief of Time").

In addition to mainstream television, credits for guest-starring-roles on "Spin City," "Strong Medicine," "C.S.I.," "The Sopranos," "Wonderfalls," and the ABC miniseries "Dreamkeeper," she has also starred in several critically acclaimed independent features including "On the Corner" and as Sacajawea in the IMAX adventure, "Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West."

Special honors and awards include the Motion Pictures Award presented by the American Indian Film Institute for Best Actress (2003) for her reprisal of Janet Pete in "Coyote Waits" and the First American Award (2005) for her work in "A Thief in Time," presented by the First Americans in the Arts Committee.

Rice played Sue Clearwater in the third, fourth and fifth installment of "The Twilight Saga".

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