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Jena Malone

Jena Malone

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. 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. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, All Movie Guide


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When was Jena Malone born?
Jena Malone was born on November 21, 1984

What role did Jena Malone portray in Confessions of an American Girl?
Jena Malone played Rena Grubb in Confessions of an American Girl

Who did Jena Malone play in Saved!?
Jena Malone was Mary in Saved!

Who did Jena Malone portray in The Ruins?
Jena Malone was Amy in The Ruins

Who did Jena Malone play in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys?
Jena Malone was Margie Flynn in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Who did Jena Malone portray in Donnie Darko?
Jena Malone was Gretchen Ross in Donnie Darko

Who did Jena Malone play in The Book of Stars?
Jena Malone was Mary in The Book of Stars

Who did Jena Malone play in Cheaters?
Jena Malone was Jolie Fitch in Cheaters

Who did Jena Malone play in The Go-Getter?
Jena Malone was Joely in The Go-Getter

Who did Jena Malone play in Hitler: The Rise of Evil?
Jena Malone was Geli Raubal in Hitler: The Rise of Evil

Who did Jena Malone portray in Bastard out of Carolina?
Jena Malone was Bone in Bastard out of Carolina

What role did Jena Malone portray in Into the Wild?
Jena Malone played Carine McCandless in Into the Wild

Who did Jena Malone play in Four Last Songs?
Jena Malone was Frankie in Four Last Songs

What role did Jena Malone play in The United States of Leland?
Jena Malone played Becky in The United States of Leland

Who did Jena Malone play in Life as a House?
Jena Malone was Alyssa in Life as a House

Who did Jena Malone portray in For Love of the Game?
Jena Malone was Heather Aubrey in For Love of the Game

Who did Jena Malone play in Stepmom?
Jena Malone was Anna in Stepmom

Who did Jena Malone play in The Ballad of Jack & Rose?
Jena Malone was Red Berry in The Ballad of Jack & Rose

Who did Jena Malone play in Pride & Prejudice?
Jena Malone was Lydia Bennet in Pride & Prejudice

Who did Jena Malone play in Contact?
Jena Malone was Young Ellie in Contact


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