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Stacey Thunder to be honored in Tulsa

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm •  Published: September 17, 2009

American Indian actress Stacey Thunder will join the cast of “Crash” in its second season, debuting this Friday, Sept. 18.  The actress will also be honored at the National Center for American Indian Enterprise at the black-tie Native American 40 Under 40 Recognition Reception to be held at the 2009 Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO) in Tulsa on Friday.

Based on the motion picture “Crash,” the TV series stars Dennis Hopper and Jocko Sims.  Along with Thunder, who will play Judith Turandot, new cast members this season include Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”), Linda Park Dana Ashbrook and Jake McLaughlin (“In the Valley of Elah”).

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September 17, 2009 (New York, NY) – Native American actress and host of PBS’ “Native Report” Stacey Thunder joins Dennis Hopper and the cast of Starz’s hit original series “Crash” for its second season, which premieres on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10PM EST. Also on September 18, 2009, in celebration of their 40th anniversary year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will honor Thunder along with 39 other existing and emerging American Indian professionals under the age of 40 at the black-tie Native American 40 Under 40 Recognition Reception to be held at the 2009 Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO) in Tulsa, OK.

New to INPRO this year, the Native American 40 Under 40 awards young American Indian professionals from across the nation who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication to achieve impressive and significant contributions in their businesses, communities, and to Indian Country. Thunders’ selection by the NCAIED into the Native American 40 Under 40 reflects and honors her leadership and dedication to the youth in Indian Country as well as her work in TV/Film and with Eagle Thunder Entertainment, the business she owns with her partner, musician Robby Romero.

Based off of the Academy Award®-winning Best Motion Picture of the same name, Thunder joins the “Crash” cast as “Judith Turandot.” The new season features a diverse mix of actors and characters representing the wide variety of individuals in Los Angeles. Along side Thunder, new cast members joining “Crash”-veterans Dennis Hopper, Jocko Sims, Ross McCall and Moran Atias include Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Linda Park Dana Ashbrook and Jake McLaughlin (In the Valley of Elah).

Also on September 18, 2009, the short film Magic Wands starring Thunder will premiere in Minneapolis, MN rounding out a trifecta of premieres and honors for the actress of Ojibwe descent.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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