This young girl from Fort Worth, Texas has amazed film audiences and impressed critics alike with her memorable lead role of Dot Gilkeson in Ron Howard's western-thriller The Missing, alongside of Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones. Boyd previously worked with Tommy Lee Jones in the William Friedkin film The Hunted, in which she played the surrogate daughter of Benicio Del Toro's character. Boyd also starred in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, opposite David Spade.
In addition to her highly regarded film work, Boyd has landed guest-starring roles in the groundbreaking shows Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Just Shoot Me and HBO's Carnivale, as well as the film Mary Christmas, opposite John Schneider. In 2004, she was selected as Best Performance by a Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film by the Young Artist Award committee for her lead role in The Missing. Boyd was recently selected for the Hollywood Reporter's Ones to Watch special issue honoring young actors.
Boyd has a genuine love for figure skating as well as acting. She has been skating for eight years and has earned numerous gold medals. She has finally conquered the axle and will next compete with her double jumps. When not skating, Boyd is fulfilling her responsibilities as student council president and founder of her spy club. When looking to the future, she sees herself as actress, accomplished figure skater and an orangutan specialist.
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Jenna Boyd Facts
|Birthday||March 4, 1993 (24)|
|Birthplace||Bedford, Texas, USA|