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Martin Sensmeier is an Alaska Native actor of TlingitKoyukonAthabascan descent. He is one of the stars of the 2016 remake The Magnificent Seven.
He was born in Anchorage, Alaska to Raymond and Eva Sensmeier, but was raised in Yakutat. His father is Tlingit and his mother is KoyukonAthabascan from Ruby on the Yukon River.

He began his professional career as a welder before working on an oil rig for Doyon Drilling. He eventually quit to pursue an acting career in Los Angeles. Sensmeier began work as a professional model before entering into acting. His first feature film was an indie thriller called False Memory Syndrome, which has yet to be released. He was cast in a leading role in the movie The Magnificent Seven, alongside big names such as Denzel WashingtonChris PrattEthan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio.

As of 2016, Sensmeier is in a relationship with Navajo Native American vocalist Kahara Hodges. He is a member of the Native Wellness Institute, a youth advocacy, and is proud of his Alaska Native heritage.

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