Home   >   Movie Stars   >   B   >   Jenna Boyd

Jenna Boyd

Jenna Boyd is proving that big things come in small packages. At the young age of twelve, she has a very impressive career that is getting her noticed.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Jenna Boyd Facts

BirthdayMarch 4, 1993 (28)
BirthplaceBedford, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

The Missing
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
American Psycho 2
The Hunted
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
A Hint of Nuts
Dickie Roberts
Continue » Find more details on the Jenna Boyd Movies page