Jena Malone

Actor
Independent film ingnue Jena Malone began her career at age 12, but avoided the path of preciousness in favor of emotionally challenging roles in often-bleak stories of families in crisis. Her film debut in the gritty ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1984 in Sparks, Nevada, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

10 Cent Pistol 2015 (Movie)

Danneel (Actor)

Angelica 2015 (Movie)

Constance (Actor)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

Johanna Mason (Actor)

Time Out of Mind 2015 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

Hope Harlingen (Actor)

Teenage 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

Johanna Mason (Actor)

The Wait 2014 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

Johanna Mason (Actor)

For Ellen 2012 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Hatfields & McCoys 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

In Our Nature 2012 (Movie)

Andie (Actor)

Jack and Diane 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

5 Star Day 2011 (Movie)

Sara Reynolds (Actor)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

Rocket (Actor)

Lying 2009 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The Messenger 2009 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

The Soloist 2009 (Movie)

Cherry Lab Tech (Actor)

The Go-Getter 2008 (Movie)

Joely (Actor)

The Ruins 2008 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Four Last Songs 2007 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Into the Wild 2007 (Movie)

Carine McCandless (Actor)

Container 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

Lettie (Actor)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Lydia Bennet (Actor)

The Ballad of Jack and Rose 2005 (Movie)

Red Berry (Actor)

Corn 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Saved! 2004 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The United States of Leland 2004 (Movie)

Becky Pollard (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Ferry Girl (Actor)

Confessions of an American Girl 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 (Movie)

Margie Flynn (Actor)

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

Gretchen Ross (Actor)

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

Alyssa Beck (Actor)

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

For Love of the Game 1999 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Book of Stars 1999 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

Anna Harrison (Actor)

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Contact 1997 (Movie)

Young Ellie (Actor)

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaters (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen Foster (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden in America (TV Show)

Actor

Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Hope (TV Show)

Actor

The Badge (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Independent film ingénue Jena Malone began her career at age 12, but avoided the path of preciousness in favor of emotionally challenging roles in often-bleak stories of families in crisis. Her film debut in the gritty memoir of childhood abuse, "Bastard out of Carolina" (Showtime, 1996) immediately earned critical notice and led to a string of acclaimed cable television movies showcasing Malone's remarkably mature performances as resilient young girls. Following a few mainstream offerings including the chick flick "Stepmom" (1998), Malone spent her teens amassing an impressive resume in independent films like the psychedelic "Donnie Darko" (2001), the satirical "Saved!" (2004) and Sean Penn's lauded "Into the Wild" (2007). With "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) and the military drama "The Messenger" (2009), Malone wisely explored her range and made a relatively seamless transition from her troubled onscreen childhood to versatile young adult roles.

Relationships

Deborah Malone

Mother
Jena filed a 1999 lawsuit claiming "excessive spending and mismanagement" by her mother, as well as breach of contract suit settled allowing Malone to become an emancipated minor with Deborah Malone forgoing claims to any and all of her daughter's earnings

Madison Malone

Half-Sister
Born in August 1997

EDUCATION

Earned her GED

Professional Children's School

New York , New York
Attended only briefly

Milestones

2013

Featured in the blockbuster sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

2012

Appeared in the TV miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys"

2011

Co-starred in "Sucker Punch," an action-fantasy film written and directed by Zack Snyder

2008

Co-starred in the horror film "The Ruins," along with Shawn Ashmore and Johnathan Tucker

2007

Portrayed the sister of Emile Hirsch's Christopher McCandless in Sean Penn's adaptation of the non-fiction book, "Into the Wild"

2006

Made her Broadway debut as Sister James in John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

2005

Cast as one of five sisters, opposite Keira Knightley in "Pride and Prejudice"

2004

Starred as a girl attending a Baptist high school who becomes pregnant in "Saved"

2004

Co-starred with Ryan Gosling and Kevin Spacey in "The United States of Leland"

2003

Portrayed Geli Raubal in the television movie, "Hitler: The Rise of Evil"

2001

Acted opposite Mary Stuart Masterson in the drama, "The Book of Stars"

2001

Co-starred as a precocious teenager in "Life as a House"

2001

Starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in "Donnie Darko"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival

1999

Cast as Kelly Preston's daughter in "For Love of the Game"

1998

Played Susan Sarandon's daughter in the family drama, "Stepmom"

1997

Played a young Jodie Foster in the Robert Zemeckis film, "Contact"

1997

Appeared in Goldie Hawn's directorial debut, "Hope" (TNT); nominated for a Golden Globe Award

1996

Cast as Beau Bridges' daughter in the Showtime movie, "Hidden in America"

1996

Made screen debut in Anjelica Huston's "Bastard Out of Carolina" (Showtime); earned nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a SAG Award

Appeared in Michael Jackson's music video "Childhood"

Bonus Trivia

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In January 2000, Malone won legal emancipation from her mother, to bar maternal interference with her career and earnings.

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