- Birthday:July 20, 1950
- Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
- Biography:Indie queen Tinsel Korey is a Canadian actress/singer-songwriter who plays the beautifully scarred character in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Korey beat out 800 other actresses for the role of a lifetime - playing Sam Uley's fiancée and soul mate from the neighboring Makah Tribe-a pivotal role in Stephanie Meyers' worldwide franchise. Tinsel also has the lead in the psychological thriller "Stained," and the science fiction theatrical feature Avarice alongside Kevin Sorbo, Patricia Richardson and Jason London due out early 2012. Tinsel has stayed busy this fall filming the comedy Fishing Naked in Colorado and spearheading the Do Something organization's Make.Save.Art campaign. Known for her incredible presence in numerous independent film roles, Korey started performing skits as a young child and that passion for her craft led her to pursue her dreams as a professional actress. As a teen, she appeared in many commercials, like the 'Stop the Racism' campaign for Much Music. In 2003, she landed her first professional television role, playing a bridesmaid named Jen on the FOX series "Tru Calling" starring Eliza Dushku. In 2004, while shooting Spielberg's TNT mini-series "Into the West," she composed a song of the same title that became an underground hit. The song eventually caught the attention of actor/producer Jennifer Podemski (Dance Me Outside, The Rez) who invited Korey to perform it on the 2008 Aboriginal Achievement Awards. That year, she traveled throughout the southwest performing in various venues. Korey's independent film "Mothers & Daughters," directed by Carl Bessai (who she had also worked with on "Unnatural & Accidental" in 2006) was completely improvised by the cast, which also included Tantoo Cardinal and Babs Chula, and included in the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. Tinsel's films range from Wyvern, Scott Frank's "The Lookout" starring Jeff Daniels and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "Hybrid," to "The Quality of Life." Her television credits include shows such as "Da Vinci's Inquest," "Godivas," "Intelligence," "The Guard," "Sanctuary" and "Rabbit Fall." In her free time, Korey enjoys working with youth, and is involved with DoSomething.org as well as in politics and native issues. She travels all throughout North America teaching acting and music to Native American youth who have interest in the entertainment industry. Her course focuses on an art aspect, helping them bring out their own unique talents. Korey also enjoys boxing, watching hockey, UFC and playing guitar and piano. She also paints as well as writes and performs her own music. She released her first single entitled "Letter," in 2011, which she wrote and composed herself, and released independently. Produced by Stevie Salas (Mick Jagger, George Clinton, Rod Stewart), it is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon worldwide. She now makes her home in Los Angeles, California.