|Born on November 21, 1984, Jena Malone is already recognized as an
excellent young actress. She is also collecting an adoring group of loyal
The Howie Mandel Show - Jena Malone will be
a guest on The Howie Mandel Show Tuesday,
January 19. Check local listings for station/time.
Jena was born in Lake Tahoe Nevada and moved to Southern California. Her
mother was active in community theater so Jena got very comfortable around
the theater at an early age. She will next move to New York to attend the
Professional Chidren's School.
Interests - Jena loves math and has a great
interest in the Renaissance. She also loves the music of all the
great composers. Jena is homeschooled and feels that it has helped
her to excel in all of her subjects. She also loves to kickbox and likes
to figure out her computer. She spends hours on the Internet.
Goal - Jena's main goal is to be a director.
She feels that as a director you can put a little of yourself into every
Family - She has a baby sister (born in
Golden Globe - 1998 - Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie
Independent Spirit Award - 1997 - Best Debut Performance
- "Bastard Out of Carolina"
SAG Award - 1997 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
in a TV Movie or Miniseries - "Bastard Out of Carolina"
1998 - Saturn Award - Best Performance by a Younger
Actress - "Contact"
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November 21, 1984
Lake Tahoe, NV
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8942 Wilshire Boulevard
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1998 -------------------- as Anna
"Ellen Foster" - Jena played the role of Ellen Foster,
a brave, motherless, little girl who overcomes terrible abuse from members
of her family to find happiness.
Ellen Foster - 1997 (TV) ---------- as Ellen Foster
Hope -1997 (TV) ------------------- as Lilly Kate Burns
Contact - 1997 ---------------------- as Young Ellie
Bastard Out of Carolina -1996 ---- as Bone
Hidden in America - 1996 (TV) --- as Willo Januson
"Hope" - Taking place in the 50s, Jena plays Lilly Kate Burns,
a girl entering her teens. If she wants to realize her dreams, she
must leave the little town of Hope. Lilly Kate is intrigued when
a young black man arrives in town.
"Contact" - Jena studied ham radio for her role as
the young Ellie, the main character, who grows up to become a radio astronomer.
Jodie Foster played Ellie grown up.
"Bastard Out of Carolina" - Jena won critical acclaim
for her powerful portrayal of Bone, a victim of child abuse.
"Stepmom" - 25 December
1998 release by Sony. Cast: Liam Aiken, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Julia Roberts,
Susan Sarandon. Directed by Chris Columbus. Filming started on 22 September
1997 in New York and New Jersey but has since been completed. Comedy drama.
"The Books of Stars" - 1999 release. Cast:
Jena Malone, Mary Stuart Masterson, D.B. Sweeney.
"For Love of the Game" - 1999 release. Cast:
Kevin Costner, Brian Cox, Carmine Giovinazzo, Richard T. Jones, Jena Malone,
Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly.
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