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Jena Malone was born in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and was raised by her mother, Deborah, and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has been compared to that of Jodie Foster, herself a former child actress and who has co-starred with Malone in two movies. Jena is often ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Lovesong (post-production)
  Claire (pre-production)
 2013/I The Wait
 2012 For Ellen
 2010 5 Star Day
Sarah Reynolds
 2009 The Soloist
Cheery Lab Tech
 2009/I The Messenger
 2008 The Ruins
 2007 Into the Wild
Carine McCandless / Additional Narrator
 2007 The Go-Getter
 2006 Lying
 2006 Container
The Woman / Speaker (voice)
 2004 Corn
Emily Rasmussen
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Lettie (English version, voice)
 2004 Saved!
 2002 American Girl
Rena Grubb
 2002 The Badge
Ashley Hardwick
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Was a model for the hardcover, paperback and audio editions of Ann M. Martin's novel "Here Today", published by Scholastic Press. See more »

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3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Debbie Malone


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[When told by an interviewer that she has a good head on her shoulders for someone who's grown up in the scary world of Hollywood:] But the scary world is all around us. Whether the walls are Hollywood or the walls are New York or the walls are Afghanistan. It's just a scary world, you have to know what you want from it, what your intentions are, and know that those things continually change. See more »


At the age of 12, she was the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) until 2001 when 7 year old Dakota Fanning was nominated for I Am Sam (2001). See more »


Usually portrays teenage girls in problems or from dysfunctional families

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