Q’orianka Kilcher: Place of Birth, Career, Other Facts

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Q'orianka Kilcher

Q’orianka Kilcher spent most of her childhood dancing and winning awards. Then she became an actress, a transition so easy she could have been an actor in her previous life. She has captured the hearts of fans on screen and series. Here we bring you details about her career and other facts you need to know.

Q’orianka Kilcher: Place of birth

Q’orianka Kilcher was born on February 11, 1990, in Schweigmait, Germany. Her father is of Quechua-Huachipaeri descent from Peru and mother of Swiss-German heritage. Kilcher moved to the United States as a two years old and now holds a US citizenship.

Is Q’orianka Kilcher a Native American. Her name Q’orianka’s name means “Golden Eagle” in a native Peruvian tongue. Her father has indigenous Peruvian blood in him, a heritage which makes Q’orianka technically a native American.

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Raised in Hawaii, Q’orianka fell in love with the culture and by the age of five, she has already perfected the “hula” dance. She was also good in Tahitian dance, West African, ballet, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance that before the age of seven, she has already snatched an award at the Ballet Hawaii’s Young Choreographer Award.

Her mother continued to play a major role in her upbringing until she landed a spot to participate in the international Tahitian Dance Competition in California in 1996 and 1997 where she performed in more than 50 professional dances.

Q’orianka Kilcher: Career

Q’orianka made her film debut in the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” as Choire at the age of Nine. Then in 1999, her mother decided to move the family to California, perhaps after she saw the love her daughter had developed for the screen.

At 12, Q’orianka was given a full scholarship to the Hollywood Musician Institute. This quickened her journey in search of Hollywood fame. In 2005, she appeared in the film “The New World”. The reviews were nothing short of outstanding but the movie made little profit in the box office because it only showed in 811 theaters worldwide

The film solidified her fan base and people spoke highly of her as she went on to win her first National Board of Review’s Award and Alma Award.

In 2009, she featured in the documentary film named “The People Speak”. Q’orianka has appeared in other films including “Shouting Secrets”, “Unnatural”, “Hostiles”, “Neverland”, “Running Deer”, “Sky”, “The Vault” and “Dora and the lost city of gold” a 2019 film.

Other career facts

Q’orianka started with dancing and moved to explore some of her other talents. She’s a Blackbelt in Wushu, Kung Fu, and a Stunt performer and she has trained at the National Wushu Training Center and Impact Stunts. Q’orianka is also a songwriter and voice performer having studied vocal performance and music theory in Hollywood’s Musician Institute.

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In 2015, Kilcher released a song named “Love Song to the Earth” alongside Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Paul McCartney, Christina Grimmie, Nicole Scherzinger, and Victoria Justice and many more.

Q’orianka as an activist/controversies

Q’orianka uses her celebrity to speak up on certain issues bothering humanity. She has given keynote speeches on several international platforms, received awards from Amnesty International. Also, Q’orianka founded a human rights organization named “On-q Initiative” to connect young Hollywood with youth activist leaders and projects in support of environmental sustainability, corporate accountability, and basic human rights.

On June 1, 2010, Q’orianka and her mother were arrested in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. Q’orianka chained herself to the gates in front of the White while her mother poured black paint on her to signify oil. Q’orianka was against President Barack Obama’s meeting with Peruvian President Alan García. She said Garcia sold land in the Amazon rainforest to corporations while suppressing indigenous protests. She and her mother were charged with disorderly conduct.

The charges were dropped on June 6, 2011, after they completed community service.


First, let’s mention that Q’orinka is related to Jewel Kilcher the song-star with ver 30 million album copies sold. The two Kilchers are cousins.

Q’orianka lives a private life. She has not posted anyone’s picture on social media and no one has posted hers to claim romantic ties. The blogs, too, are quiet about this. However, silence is no admission of absence as the actress might be dating someone. Not many celebrities want their relationship affair to be a topic on blogs.

On the other hand, Q’orianka might be single but she has never complained that enjoying her $3 million net worth alone in Los Angeles hurt her so much.

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