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Jena Malone

Lowest Rated:   23% Sucker Punch (2011)
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Birthplace:   Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
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. She had a key role in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys in 2002, and the next year had a cameo in Cold Mountain. In 2005 she was one of the younger sister in Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, and two years later she was the younger sister in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. She had a brief but memorable turn as the ex-girlfriend of a soldier in The Messenger, and in 2011 she was one of the kick-ass girls at the center of Sucker Punch. In 2012 she appeared in Hatfields & McCoys as one of the McCoy clan. In 2013, she joined the Hunger Games series as fan-favorite Johanna Mason, appearing in Catching Fire and Parts 1 and 2 of Mockingjay. Malone was cast as Barbara Gordon in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), but her scenes were ultimately cut in the editing room, and she only appeared in the home version of the film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary
  • Gretchen
$0.2M 2017
78% Lovesong
  • Mindy
$11k 2017
No Score Yet Bottom of the World
  • Scarlett
2017
57% The Neon Demon
  • Ruby
2016
No Score Yet The Hunger Games: Complete 4-Film Collection
  • Actor
2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
  • Johanna Mason
$254.7M 2015
79% Time Out Of Mind
  • Maggie
2015
43% 10 Cent Pistol
  • Danneel
2015
74% Inherent Vice
  • Hope Harlingen
$6.2M 2015
66% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • Johanna Mason
$295.5M 2014
75% Teenage
  • American Girl
$20k 2014
25% The Wait
  • Angela
2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Johanna Mason
$336.7M 2013
50% In Our Nature
  • Andie
$6.7k 2012
66% For Ellen
  • Susan
2012
41% Five Star Day
  • Sarah Reynolds
2011
23% Sucker Punch
  • Rocket
$36.4M 2011
89% The Messenger
  • Kelly
$1.1M 2009
56% The Soloist
  • Lab Technician
$31.7M 2009
42% The Go-Getter
  • Joely
2008
48% The Ruins
  • Amy
$17.5M 2008
82% Into the Wild
  • Carine McCandless
$18.2M 2007
No Score Yet Container
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Lying
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs
  • Frankie
2006
85% Pride and Prejudice
  • Lydia Bennet
$38.3M 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Red Berry
$0.6M 2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an American Girl
  • Producer
  • Rena Grubb
2004
No Score Yet Corn
  • Emily Rasmussen
2004
91% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
  • Actor
$0.6M 2004
61% Saved!
  • Mary
$8.8M 2004
34% The United States of Leland
  • Becky Pollard
$0.3M 2004
71% Cold Mountain
  • Ferry Girl
2003
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil
  • Geli Raubal
2003
33% The Badge
  • Ashley
2002
77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
  • Margie
$1.6M 2002
47% Life as a House
  • Alyssa
$15.5M 2001
No Score Yet The Book of Stars
  • Mary McGuire
2001
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Lucy Whipple
2001
86% Donnie Darko
  • Gretchen
2001
80% Cheaters
  • Jolie Fitch
2000
46% For Love of the Game
  • Heather
1999
44% Stepmom
  • Anna Harrison
1998
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Ellen
1997
No Score Yet Hope
  • Lily Kate Burns
1997
62% Contact
  • Young Ellie
1997
100% Bastard out of Carolina
  • Ruth Anne `Bone' Boatwright
1996
No Score Yet Hidden in America
  • Willa
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
65% Hatfields & Mccoys
2012
  • Nancy McCoy
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Michelle Landon
  • 2008

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