July 03, 2012

Native actress in Baron Ambrosia

Local actress hits national stage

Sheila Hollow Horn featured in upcoming episode of new Cooking Channel series

By David Yankus
In just a few weeks, Native American model, actress, and student Sheila Hollow Horn will make her mainstream acting debut on the television program The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia.

The 26-year-old Flagstaff resident, who is also currently attending Northern Arizona University (NAU), will appear on episode eight of this season of Baron Ambrosia. The episode is entitled "Werefox of Phoenix" and will first air July 20 at 7 p.m. (MST) on the Cooking Channel, part of the Food Network family.
And:Hollow Horn was born and raised in Tuba City, Ariz. and is of Navajo and Lakota descent. Hollow Horn has been working in various Native American publications, magazines, and films since she was eight, including "Women of the Navajo." And as she steps onto a larger stage for the first time on a national television channel she couldn't be any more excited.

"It is such an honor to be a part of this," said Hollow Horn. "My manager Gloria [Dodge] knows a lot of casting directors and production teams, so she was able to get me this role. I auditioned for it, and I got the part."
And:In her episode, Hollow Horn plays the love interest of Baron Ambrosia, whom he intends to marry if he receives her father's permission. However, in order to receive that permission, Ambrosia must find a food delicious enough to convince the local "Werefox" to leave the village in peace.

Each episode features local food and unique dishes. The "Werefox in Phoenix" episode features cuisine such as Native American fry bread and Swedish "Flying Jacob," to name a few.
Comment:  For more on Native food on television, see Okanagan Artist to Make Wild Food and Apaches in No Kitchen Required.

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