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Jena Malone

Jena Malone appeared in the Oscar-nominated war drama The Messenger, with Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster, for writer/director Oren Moverman, and alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx in The Soloist. Her upcoming films include the drama For Ellen, with Paul Dano and Jon Heder; The Wait, with Chloƫ Sevigny and Luke Grimes; and Bradley Rust Gray's Jack and Diane.

Malone was previously seen in the acclaimed drama Into the Wild, opposite Emile Hirsch and Marcia Gay Harden, based on the bestselling book by John Krakauer and directed by Sean Penn. She also starred in the thriller The Ruins, about a group of friends whose Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse, and in the independent film The Go-Getter, starring Zooey Deschanel and Lou Taylor Pucci.

Her debut as a sexually abused young girl in Bastard out of Carolina, directed by Angelica Huston, earned Malone her first of three Young Artist Awards, along with nominations for Best Actress in a Miniseries by the Screen Actors Guild, and Best Debut Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards. She was nominated twice in a row for Best Supporting Actress at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and in 1998 earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her work in the television movie Hope, opposite Christine Lahti and directed by Goldie Hawn.

Malone has worked with such industry talents as Jodie Foster in both Contact and The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys, Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts in Stepmom, Kevin Costner in For Love of the Game and Kevin Kline in Life As A House. She also starred in Saved, opposite Mandy Moore; the cult classic Donnie Darko, with Jake Gyllenhaal; The United States of Leland, with Kevin Spacey; and was part of the all-star ensemble in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain.

Her other acting credits include Pride & Prejudice, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Badge, Cheaters, Book of Stars, Origins of Evil, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple and Hidden in America.

Malone debuted on Broadway in the Tony Award- and Pulitizer Prize-winning play Doubt, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Doug Hughes. She is also an accomplished musician and songwriter.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Jena Malone Facts

BirthdayNovember 21, 1984 (39)
BirthplaceLake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Jena Malone compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Into the Wild
The Neon Demon
Pride & Prejudice
Donnie Darko
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
For Love of the Game
Sucker Punch
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