Kaniehtiio Horn

Kaniehtiio Horn

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Kaniehtiio Horn
Born (1986-11-08) November 8, 1986 (age 31)
Ottawa, Ontario, C


Other names Tiio Horn, Kaniehti:io Horn
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Kaniehtiio Horn (born November 8, 1986) is a Canadian actress. She is often credited as Tiio Horn. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for her role in the television film Moccasin Flats: Redemption. She appeared in the 2009 films The Trotsky, Leslie, My Name Is Evil and The Wild Hunt, and starred in the CBC television sitcom 18 to Life. In 2012, she joined the main cast of the Netflix drama Hemlock Grove, as Destiny Rumancek.

Early life[edit]

Horn is a native of Ottawa, but grew up on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve outside of Montreal in Quebec. Her mother, Kahn-Tineta Horn, is a Mohawk former model and a political activist for the Kahnawake First Nation. Her father, who is of Scottish and German descent, is a lawyer. Growing up, Horn split her time between the reserve and Ottawa, where her father lived.[1] Kaniehtiio has said that “I used to live on a reserve, but I went back and forth between my reserve and Ottawa where my father lived, so I kind of had a double life growing up.”[2] Her sister, Waneek Horn-Miller, was co-captain of the Canadian women’s water polo team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.[3]

Horn decided to be an actress at a young age, but concentrated on swimming and water polo as a teenager. She graduated from Dawson College in 2005 for theatre arts, and appeared in a number of short films.[4]


Horn’s first film acting credit was in 2006 for the CBC television mini-series Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis. Horn was present at the 1990 Oka Crisis at the age of four with her mother and 14-year-old sister.[4] Her sister, Waneek, was stabbed in the chest by a soldier’s bayonet while holding Horn; a photograph of the incident, published on the front page of newspapers, came to symbolize the standoff between Mohawks and the Canadian government.[3][5]

Horn landed a role in the 2007 drama film The Colony, directed by Jeff Barnaby. In 2008, she appeared in the TV film Moccasin Flats: Redemption, and was nominated for a Gemini Award for her role. She also appeared in Journey to the Center of the Earth that year, starring Brendan Fraser.

In 2009, Horn starred in The Trotsky, directed by Jacob Tierney, playing a Montreal high school student. In Web of Lies, a TV movie about a cybersecurity specialist accused of fraud, she played a hacker called Spider. She appeared in The Wild Hunt, directed by Alexandre Franchi and in Reginald Harkema’s Leslie, My Name Is Evil, as a member of Charles Manson‘s death cult.[6] The three Canadian films were selected for the prestigious Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. The Trotsky and The Wild Hunt made the Top 10 Canadian films list at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.[7]

Horn starred in the CBC television sitcom 18 to Life as Monica Bellow. The series was picked up by the CW network and aired in the U.S., beginning in August 2010. Horn filmed a second season in Montreal in mid-2010.[8]

Horn voiced several roles in By the Rapids, an APTN cartoon she made in collaboration with friend Joseph Tekaroniake Lazare. She also shot an APTN television pilot, Escape Hatch, with Mohawk writer-director Tracey Deer. In 2010, Horn again worked with director Jacob Tierney in the film Notre Dame de Grâce.[7] She starred in the low-budget slasher film A Flesh Offering, directed by Jeremy Torrie, playing an artist that gets lost in the woods.[9]

In 2011, Horn starred in the horror anthology film The Theatre Bizarre,[10] and played a priestess in Immortals. She filmed Penthouse North, with Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton, and shot a CBC comedy pilot.[1] In 2012, Horn joined the cast of the Netflix drama Hemlock Grove as Destiny Rumancek, a Gypsy witch-prostitute. She starred alongside Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron and Lili Taylor in the original supernatural series.[11]

Horn voiced the role of Kaniehtí:io, the Native American protagonist’s (Ratohnhake:ton) Mohawk mother, in the 2012 video game, Assassin’s Creed III, developed by Ubisoft. She wrote and directed her debut film that year, The Smoke Shack, in association with the National Screen Institute.[12] In 2013, Horn played Rynn, an Irathient Spirit Rider, on the Syfy TV series, Defiance,[13] and played Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz in “Slumber Party“, an episode of the CW series Supernatural.[14] She also appeared in Embrace of the Vampire starring Sharon Hinnendael, a remake of the 1995 horror film of the same name,[15] in the television special Gavin Crawford’s Wild West and in the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle.

Horn has a recurring role as Tanis in the CraveTV series Letterkenny.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Might of the Starchaser Short film
2006 Montreal Stories: 1971 Young Woman Short film
2007 The Colony Myriam Short film
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Gum-Chewing Girl
2008 South of the Moon Mysterious Woman
2009 Missing Alice Short film
2009 The Trotsky Caroline as Tiio Horn
2009 The Wild Hunt Princess Evlynia/Lyn as Tiio Horn
2009 Leslie, My Name Is Evil Katie also known as Mason, My Name Is Evil
2010 Til Death… Jessica Short film
2010 Good Neighbors Johanne
2010 You Are So Undead Chelsea Short film
2010 A Flesh Offering Jennifer Morrisseau
2011 Gene-Fusion Cho Voice role (animated film)
2011 The Theatre Bizarre The Writer Segment: “Vision Stains”
2011 Voyez comme ils dansent La femme kaska French-language film; as Kanietillo Horn
2011 Immortals High Priestess #3
2012 On the Road Rita Bettancourt as Tiio Horn
2013 Embrace of the Vampire Nicole as Tiio Horn
2014 Penthouse North Blake as Tiio Horn
2017 Mohawk Okwaho


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis Susan Oke Television miniseries
2007 Abducted: Fugitive for Love Mindy Television movie
2007 Too Young to Marry Molly Television movie; as Tiio Horn
2007 Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin Receptioniste Episode: “Rêver en couleur”; French-language TV series
2007 Moccasin Flats: Redemption Kayleigh Television movie
2007 The Terrorist Next Door Angel Television movie
2009 Web of Lies Spider Television movie
2010 Mohawk Girls Bailey Episode: Pilot
2010–11 18 to Life Monica Bellow Main role, 25 episodes; as Tiio Horn
2011 Being Human Lindsey Episode: “It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Wrong”
2011 By the Rapids Bev Littlehorn/Grandma Hazel/Wendy Voice role (animated series); Episode: “Invasion at Turtle Island”
2012 Alphas Trisha Episode: “Alphaville”
2013 Gavin Crawford’s Wild West Shannon Television movie
2013 Supernatural Dorothy Episode: “Slumber Party”; as Tiio Horn
2013–14 Defiance Rynn Recurring role, 6 episodes; as Tiio Horn
2013–15 Hemlock Grove Destiny Rumancek Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–3); 27 episodes
2015 19-2 Sasha Renner 3 episodes; as Tiio Horn
2015 The Fixer Chloe Upcoming television miniseries[16]
2016 The Man in the High Castle Gina 2 episodes; as Tiio Horn
2016-2017 Letterkenny Tanis 7 episodes: as Kaniehtiio Horn
2017 What Would Sal Do?

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Assassin’s Creed III Kaniehtí:io
2013 Defiance Rynn

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