Jena Malone

Jena Malone

Cheaters (2000)

Role: Jolie Fitch
Screen Time: 70%
Age: 15 years old
The Book of Stars

The Book of Stars (1999)

Role: Mary McGuire
Screen Time: 80%
Age: 14 years old

Stepmom (1998)

Role: Anna Harrison
Screen Time: 50%
Age: 13 years old
Ellen Foster

Ellen Foster (1997)

Role: Ellen Foster
Screen Time: 95%
Age: 12 years old
Bastard Out of Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Role: Ruth Anne 'Bone' Boatwright
Screen Time: 70%
Age: 11 years old


Jena Malone


Rating: 7.44 (9 votes)
Birth: 11/21/1984
Current Age: 36 years old


Jena Malone's Biography

A child actress who made her film debut as the star of Anjelica Huston's 1996 adaptation of Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina, Jena Malone has appeared in films ranging from Contact (1997), in which she played the younger version of Jodie Foster's character, to Stepmom (1998), which featured her as one of Susan Sarandon's children.

Widely touted as one of the finest actresses of her generation, it is easy to see why Jena attracts Oscar winning talent. Her debut in "Bastard Out of Carolina" earned Jena her first of three Young Artist Awards, along with nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries by the Screen Actor's Guild, and Best Debut Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards. Jena was nominated twice in a row for Best Supporting Actress at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and in 1998 Jena earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her work in the television movie "Hope."

A native of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, where she was born November 21, 1984, Malone was influenced to become an actress by her mother, who was active in community theatre. After persuading her mom to move to L.A., the aspiring actress began working in commercials and music videos. Following her debut in Bastard out of Carolina, she went on to do steady work, and in 2000, she starred in Christmas with J.D., which also featured Devon Sawa, Neve Campbell, and Christian Campbell.

That same year, the young actress made headlines when she filed charges against her mother accusing her of squandering her earnings; the lawsuit resulted in Malone's legal emancipation from her mother, who was forbidden from interfering with her daughter's career and earnings. Coming out on the up side of the bitter family feud, Malone could next be seen in both the slightly surreal teen fantasy Donnie Darko and the bittersweet family drama Life as a House (both 2001). Following future appearances in The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys and The United States of Leland (both 2002), Malone would announce her intentions of studying photography at a northern California community college in the fall of 2002.





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