Birth Date: November 21, 1984
Birth Place: Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Height: 5' 7"
Quote: "I started acting as a child because I loved stories and wanted to be part of them. I thought it would be something I could do for a few years, but it shows no sign of going away."
Jena Malone (born November 21, 1984) is an American actress.
Malone was born and raised in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where she lived until she was 10. She began taking an interest in acting after watching her mother, who was involved in community theatre. She briefly moved to Las Vegas, hated it, and persuaded her mother to move on to Los Angeles. Starting off with music videos and commercials, she made the jump to feature films with the 1996 film Bastard Out of Carolina. She was to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries for this role.
From there, her roles grew in stature, including several Hollywood features. In 1997, she won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie, for her role in Hope.
After several years of being homeschooled, she briefly attended the Professional Children's School in New York, but did not last long. In January 2000, Malone won legal emancipation from her mother, barring her from interfering with her career and earnings.
Malone was a co-producer for the 2002 film American Girl, a teen comedy which she also acted in. She was due to feature in the film Vinyl, but had to withdraw due to filming conflicts, and was replaced by Michelle Trachtenberg.
She is currently studying photography and living in Lake Tahoe.
Jena Malone Filmography
Lying (2006) .... Grace
Four Last Songs (2006) .... Frankie
The Go-Getter (2006) .... Joely
- Viagra Blue (2006) TV Episode .... Emily
Container (2006) (voice) .... The Woman/Speaker
Pride & Prejudice (2005) .... Lydia Bennet
... aka Orgueil et préjugés (France)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) .... Red Berry
Corn (2004) .... Emily Rasmussen
Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004) (voice: English version) .... Lettie
... aka Howl's Moving Castle (International: English title) (USA)
Saved! (2004) .... Mary
Cold Mountain (2003) .... Ferry Girl
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) (TV) .... Geli Raubal
... aka Hitler: La naissance du mal (Canada: French title)
The United States of Leland (2003) .... Becky Pollard
American Girl (2002/I) .... Rena Grubb
... aka Confessions of an American Girl (USA: video title)
The Badge (2002) .... Ashley Hardwick
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) .... Margie Flynn
Life as a House (2001) .... Alyssa Beck
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001) (TV) .... California Morning 'Lucy' Whipple
... aka California Gold (New Zealand: English title: video title)
Donnie Darko (2001) .... Gretchen Ross
... aka Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (USA: director's cut)
Cheaters (2000) (TV) .... Jolie Fitch
For Love of the Game (1999) .... Heather Aubrey
"Touched by an Angel"
- Hearts (1999) TV Episode .... Casey
The Book of Stars (1999) .... Mary McGuire
Stepmom (1998) .... Anna Harrison
"Homicide: Life on the Street"
... aka Homicide (USA: informal short title)
- Kellerman, P.I.: Part 2 (1998) TV Episode .... Debbie Straub
- Kellerman, P.I.: Part 1 (1998) TV Episode .... Debbie Straub
Ellen Foster (1997) (TV) .... Ellen Foster
Hope (1997) (TV) .... Lilly Kate Burns
Contact (1997) .... Young Ellie
Hidden in America (1996) (TV) .... Willa
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) .... Ruth Anne 'Bone' Boatwright
- Sweet Surrender (1996) TV Episode .... Stacy Morissey
- Santa Claus (1991) TV Episode .... Little Girl on Santa's Lap
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