Cherile Maracle portrayed Ms. Cardinal, Grace Cardinal's mother, in Degrassi: Next Class.

Maracle is a multi-award nominated actor/singer/songwriter of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. Cheri has a theatre-trained background and has performed professionally for the past 20 years across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Selected theatre credits include; Paddle Song, One woman show, for High Performance Rodeo 2016, The Road to Paradise (Crow's Theatre), The Road Forward, (Red Diva Projects), The Rez Sisters, (Belfry Theatre), Death of a Chief (The National Arts Centre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre).

Cheri was nominated for the prestigious K.M. Hunter Theatre award 2007, and 2014 for her body of theatrical work, and from 2006-2008 was an artistic associate of the Dora award winning Aboriginal women's theatre company, Turtle Gals. Cheri's role as Sarah Bull, on the critically acclaimed drama series Blackstone, earned her a Canadian Screen Award nomination for best supporting actress in a featured role, 2014.

Selected tv credits include; Degrassi (CTV), Blackstone Three Seasons (APTN), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Moccasin Flats - 2 seasons (APTN, Showcase), Blackfly - 2 seasons (Global), Dead Man's Gun (Showtime), Co-host of the Indspire Awards, 2007 & 2014 (Global, APTN) Indian:suite (film), and award winning feature film Tkaronto (APTN).


  • She is a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, specifically the Mohawk nation.
  • She has known Nikki Gould, who portrayed her character's daughter Grace Cardinal, since she was little.