November 21, 1984
36 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
33-26-35 in | 84-66-89 cm
53 kg | 117 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Jena Laine Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, United States, on November 21, 1984, is an American actress.
Young Jena Malone started her career as a child actress in Los Angeles.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) in her breakthrough role as Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright, at the age of 12.
She got her television debut in CBS medical drama series Chicago Hope (1996) in episode "Sweet Surrender" in role as Stacy Morissey.
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Doubt" (2006) in role as Sister James.
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, a Satellite Award for Best Actress and a Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for her role as Ruth Anne "Bone" Boatwright in drama film Bastard Out of Carolina (1996).
She played Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games film series:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), for which she won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer
She won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for her role as Hope Harlingen in neo-noir crime movie Inherent Vice (2014).
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture for her performance as Mary Cummings in satirical comedy film Saved! (2004).
She won the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for her role as Young Ellie Arroway in science fiction drama film Contact (1997).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film for her role as Anna Harrison in comedy drama film Stepmom (1998).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress for her role as Heather Aubrey in sports drama film For Love of the Game (1999).
Donnie Darko (2001) science fiction psychological thriller opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Drew Barrymore
Into the Wild (2007) biographical adventure drama with Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn and Catherine Keener
The Messenger (2009) war drama opposite Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Steve Buscemi
The Neon Demon (2016) psychological horror opposite Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman and Abbey Lee
Life as a House (2001) drama with Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Hayden Christensen
The United States of Leland (2003) drama opposite Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle and Kevin Spacey
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) comedy drama with Vincent D'Onofrio, Jodie Foster and Kieran Culkin
Sucker Punch (2011) psychological fantasy action opposite Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish and Vanessa Hudgens
Stardust (2020) biographical drama with Johnny Flynn and Marc Maron
Antebellum (2020) thriller opposite Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange and Jack Huston
Porcupine (2021) drama with Emily Kuroda and Will Rogers
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Lilly Kate Burns in television drama film Hope (1997).
She won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Pilot or Miniseries – Leading Young Actress for her role as Ellen Foster in made-for-television movie Ellen Foster (1997).
Homicide: Life on the Street (1998) NBC police procedural series in role as Debbie Straub
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) Canadian television miniseries in role as Geli Raubal
Hatfields & McCoys (2012) Western miniseries in role as Nancy McCoy
Too Old To Die Young (2019) Amazon crime drama miniseries in role as Diana
Goliath (2020) Amazon Prime Video legal drama series in role as Samantha Margolis
Attended Professional Children’s School, New York.
Studied photography at a community college in Northern California.
Has younger sister, Madison Mae Malone.
Has Norwegian and Irish ancestry.
She formed musical duo "The Shoe" in 2008, they released three music videos in 2014: "Dead Rabbit Hopes", "Broken Hearted Love Song" and "His Gorgeousness".
Featured in music videos for:
Michael Jackson "Childhood" (1995)
Harper Simon "Berkeley Girl" (2010)
Dirty Vegas "Electric Love" (2011)
Sky White Tiger "Time" (2011)
Death Grips "True Vulture" (2012)
Kevin Morby "Harlem River" (2014)
Henry Wolfe "Encino" (2014)
She directed music video for Lavender Diamond "I Don't Recall" (2013).
She played Lavinia Mannon in Off-Broadway play "Mourning Becomes Electra" (2009).
Lives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
She dated M. Blash (2013-2014), Galen Pehrson (2011-2013) and Erik von Detten (1999-2000).
Has been engaged to photographer Ethan DeLorenzo (2016-2017) they have one son, Ode Mountain.
She started dating singer-songwriter Alex Ebert in 2019.