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Pronounced “No Nigh”

Marla Nauni BIO


(Seneca, Comanche, and Huron Band of Potawatomi Nations)

Ms. Marla Nauni obtained her Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) and Master's in Human Relations (MHR), from the University of Oklahoma.


Ms. Nauni’s accomplishments include "Killers of the Flower Moon," Marvel’s “Echo”, “Lawmen: Bass Reeves,” “Yellowstone,” “Prey,” “Fancy Dance,” “1883,” “Walker,” “Tulsa King,” "Reservation Dogs," Emmy Award Winning Documentary “Back in Time: Osage Murders-Reign of Terror,” and “The Son.”  In the summers, she performs  in the “TEXAS” Outdoor Musical, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX.


Ms. Nauni released her 3rd Album titled "Nauni Legacy" to honor her late father Norman Nauni, Sr. The other Comanche Hymn albums are "Comanche Hymns performed by Marla Nauni," and "Comanche Hymns II."

Ms. Nauni's talents cross boundaries of theatre, music, singing, language, history and culture. She has been involved in researching 1860’s Comanche regalia; assisting with Comanche language translation and spent hours assembling wardrobe to complete actors’ clothing for a film project, “Thistle Creek”. She is set to assist in its final sound track at The Juilliard School in New York City. “Thistle Creek” (Film) premiered in Fort Worth, Texas on December 5, 2020. "Thistle Creek" won "Best Original Score," First Run Film Festival, New York City, NY.  In 2018, she was awarded the Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Humanities Award, from the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council.

Ms. Nauni is an accomplished Recording Artist, Model, and Actress, having modeled at the Grammy’s, NBC Studios Times Square, NYC, and played various roles from Extras to Lead Roles in Independent Films. She plans to continue being a positive role model for all youth, and welcomes any opportunities to perform.

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