Devery Jacobs to receive Breakthrough Award at ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas

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Mohawk actor Devery Jacobs appears on Elora Danan Postoak in the critically acclaimed series “Reservation Dogs.” [Photo by Ryan RedCorn/FX]

Indigenous Canadian actor, writer and director Devery Jacobs will be honored at the 2024 ATX TV Festival, taking place May 30-June 2 in Austin, Texas.

Jacobs, who is Mohawk, will receive the festival’s annual Breakthrough Award, which recognizes an individual whose creative voice has made a substantial and unique impact on the current moment in TV and whose work exemplifies the emotional, entertaining, and artistic possibilities of the medium, according to a news release.

Jacobs will discuss her career in a one-on-one conversation at this year’s ATX TV Festival, including her multi-hyphenate role as actor, writer and director on FX’s critically acclaimed series “Reservation Dogs.”

The Peabody Award-winning series, which is available to stream on Hulu, has been hailed as the first mainstream TV show on which every writer, director and series regular performer is Indigenous. “Reservation Dogs” debuted its third and final groundbreaking season last fall.

Jacobs recently co-starred in Marvel Studios’ TV-MA series “Echo” and lent her voice to Season 2 of Marvel’s animated anthology series What If…?”

Plus, she has appeared on TV shows like “The Order,” “American Gods” and “Rutherford Falls” and played a guest role on the Netflix animated series “Spirit Rangers.”

Jacobs also starred in and produced the movie “Backspot,” a cheerleader drama co-starring Evan Rachel Wood that premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.

Previous recipients of the ATX TV Festival’s Breakthrough Award include Angelica Ross (“Pose”) and Sydney Sweeney (“The White Lotus,” “Euphoria”).

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