Kodie Chartrand in “Burden of Truth”
Sera-Lys McArthurstars as Kodie Chartrand in The CW drama “Burden of Truth.”
McArthur is a Nakota/Assiniboine and German-Canadian actress from Saskatchewan. She trained in musical theatre at AMDA in New York and obtained an MA in Acting with Distinction from East 15 at the University of Essex, UK. McArthur’s acting career began in her early youth when she was cast in the miniseries “Revenge of the Land,” playing the daughter of her fellow “Outlander” season four cast mate, Carmen Moore. Years later, she was cast in another Smith miniseries, “The Englishman’s Boy,” in which she spoke her endangered ancestral dialect for its first time on an indelible form of public media.
McArthur has been acting professionally for 20 years. She appeared in the film “Hard Core Logo II,” (a TIFF official selection), directed by Bruce McDonald, and her additional film credits include roles in: “Robbery,” “The Corruption of Divine,” “Providence,” “Alterscape” and “The First Encounter.” She has been cast in roles in television series such as “Outlander” and “Friends from College,” and has had recurring roles as Hailey in all three seasons of “Arctic Air,” and as Amanda in three seasons of “Hard Rock Medical.”
She was nominated for her work as the lead role in TV-movie Skye & Changat the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. McArthur has co-produced and starred in several short films: “The Wolf of Waubamik Woods,” “Pharmalarm” and “Magic Madeleines.” She is grateful that her career has led her on a path of First Nations cultural education and artistic exploration.