His appearance at UNC Pembroke’s is part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, and it is free.
A member of the Ojibwa Nation, Beach is joins UNCP’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
Canadian-born, Beach vaulted into stardom in Sherman Alexie’s award-winning film “Smoke Signals.” His career has crisscrossed screens both small and large.
Beach received a Golden Globe nomination portraying Charles Eastman in the HBO film adaptation of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” That performance was followed by a regular role on “Law & Order: SVU” as Ice-T’s partner, Chester Lake.
At hit with HBO audiences, Beach next joined the case of “Big Love” for the fourth and fifth seasons.
Beach’s work is strongly rooted in his Native heritage, and he brings a unique and diverse perspective to his craft. His commitment to his spiritual development through traditional grass dancing enhances his work.
“Smoke Signals” won the Filmmaker’s Trophy Award and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. After that role, Beach starred opposite Nicolas Cage in John Woo’s “Windtalkers,” the story of the Navajo Code Talkers.
Beach is also known for his work in the CBS mini-series “Comanche Moon,” as Blue Duck opposite a star-studded cast, including Val Kilmer and Steve Zahn. On the big screen, Adam received critical acclaim for his powerful starring turn as Ira Hayes, in “Flags of Our Fathers,” directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Stephen Spielberg.