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Born in Ashern, Manitoba, Canada, on Nov. 11, 1972, Adam Beach belongs to the Saulteaux First Nation, one of Canada's indigenous peoples. After losing both of his parents in tragic accidents, he was raised by his aunt and uncle.

Inspired by the career of Johnny Depp, who is part Cherokee, Beach pursued his passion for theater, dropping out of high school to perform with the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. He went on to star in the independent drama Dance Me Outside, which led to a spot on the Canadian television spinoff "The Rez."

Since then, Beach has distinguished himself as one of Hollywood's most recognized North American Indian actors. Notable credits include Smoke Signals, Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and a featured role in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." In 2007, he earned a Golden Globe nod for his work in the HBO movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Adam Beach in Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

2016 PG-13

In this thrill-packed visit to the dark side of the DC Comics universe, a covert government organization drafts a team of jailed supervillains to carry out black ops missions in return for clemency.

  • Adam Beach in Cowboys & Aliens Cowboys & Aliens
  • Adam Beach in Diablo Diablo
  • Adam Beach in Flags of Our Fathers Flags of Our Fathers
  • Adam Beach in Reel Injun Reel Injun
  • Adam Beach in Joe Dirt Joe Dirt
  • Adam Beach in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  • Adam Beach in Skinwalkers Skinwalkers
  • Adam Beach in Into the Grizzly Maze Into the Grizzly Maze
  • Adam Beach in A Thief of Time A Thief of Time
  • Adam Beach in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Adam Beach in Windtalkers Windtalkers
  • Adam Beach in American Mystery! Coyote Waits American Mystery! Coyote Waits
  • Adam Beach in The Big Empty The Big Empty
  • Adam Beach in Older Than America Older Than America
  • Adam Beach in Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
  • Adam Beach in The Stranger The Stranger
  • Adam Beach in Ice Soldiers Ice Soldiers
  • Adam Beach in A Fighting Man A Fighting Man
  • Adam Beach in Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years
  • Adam Beach in Luna: Spirit of the Whale Luna: Spirit of the Whale
  • Adam Beach in A Warrior's Heart A Warrior's Heart