Tatanka Means is an award-winning comedian & actor and one of the YOUNGEST Native American COMEDIANS performing today. He has shared his comedy and motivational messages all over North America. He represents the Oglala Lakota, Omaha and Navajo Nations from Chinle Arizona.
Tatanka was recently voted BEST COMEDIAN of 2013 by Albuquerque The Magazine in their Best of The City issue. He has performed stand-up comedy internationally throughout the U.S. and Canada. You can catch him touring with the HILARIOUS Native American Comedy group, 49 Laughs Comedy.
Aside from comedy Tatanka is an award-winning actor. His most recent movie credits include feature films The Host, A Million Ways to Die in The West with director Seth Macfarlane, and in his role as “Wolf” in, Tiger Eyes, based upon the acclaimed novel by best-selling author, Judy Blume. Reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine called Tatanka the “Game Changer.” His performance for this breakout role won Means Best Actor awards at multiple film festivals. Tatanka can also be seen this year guest starring in the upcoming new second season of Banshee on Cinemax, NBC’s The Late Shift and ABC’s new drama, Killer Women by executive producer Sofia Vegara.
Means has also developed and launched his own screen printing company, Tatanka Clothing. Apparel designed and created to uplift and inspire cultural awareness.
Tatanka was recently recognized and awarded for his dedicated efforts with the Entrepreneur of The Year Award by the American Indian Business Leaders.
Tatanka’s ambition and perseverance has taken him from his home on the reservation to traveling across the country. He has become a much-needed role model for all American Indian youth. Tatanka is proud to be an alcohol & drug-free sober performer.