Malone, Jena 1984–
Malone, Jena 1984–
Born November 21, 1984, in Sparks, NV; raised in Lake Tahoe, NV; daughter of Deborah Malone. Education: Attended college and the High School of the Performing Arts, New York City; attended acting seminars. Avocational Interests: Reading, bowling, shopping.
Addresses: Agent—Allison Band, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Career: Actress. Some sources cite Malone as the founder of the production company Spilt Milk.
Member: Screen Actors Guild.
Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best debut performance, Independent Features Project/West, 1996, Young Artist Award, best performance by a young actress in a television movie or miniseries, Young Artist Foundation, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries, Annual CableACE Award nomination, best actress in a movie or miniseries, National Cable Television Association, and YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a made-for-television movie, Hollywood Reporter, all 1997, all for Bastard out of Carolina; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, International Press Academy, 1997, for Hidden in America; Saturn Award, best performance by a younger actor or actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, 1998, for Contact; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, and YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a miniseries or made-for-television movie, both 1998, for Hope; Young Artist Award, best performance by a leading young actress in a television movie, pilot, or miniseries, Young Artist Foundation, 1998, for "Ellen Foster," Hallmark Hall of Fame; YoungStar Award, best performance by a young actress in a dramatic film, Young Artist Award, best performance by a leading young actress in a feature film, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actress—drama, all 1999, for Stepmom; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a supporting young actress in a feature film, YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a motion picture drama, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actress—drama or romance, all 2000, for For Love of the Game; Video Premiere Award, best supporting actress, DVD Exclusive awards, 2001, for The Book of Stars; Imagery Honors, Sonoma Valley Film Festival, 2004; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, 2005, for Saved!
Young Ellie, Contact, Warner Bros., 1997.
Anna Harrison, Stepmom (also known as Class Divided and Good Night Moon), Columbia/TriStar, 1998.
Heather Aubrey, For Love of the Game, Universal, 1999.
Mary McGuire, The Book of Stars, Showcase Entertainment, 1999.
Alyssa Beck, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001.
Gretchen Ross, Donnie Darko, Newmarket Films, 2001, also released as Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut.
Margie Flynn, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, ThinkFilm, 2002.
Rena Grubb, American Girl (also known as Confessions of an American Girl and Lifers' Picnic), New Line Cinema, 2002.
Becky Pollard, The United States of Leland, Paramount, 2003.
Ferry girl, Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003.
Emily Rasmussen, Corn, Revere Pictures, 2004.
Mary, Saved!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.
Voice of Lettie for English version, Hauru no ugoku shiro (anime; also known as Howl's Moving Castle), Buena Vista International, 2004, Japanese version originally released by Toho Company, 2004.
Lydia Bennet, Pride & Prejudice, Focus Features, 2005.
Pregnant toga girl, Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas, Depth of Field/Pillar Squared/The Sagan Company, 2005.
Red Berry, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, IFC Films, 2005.
Frankie, Four Last Songs, Capitol Films, 2006.
Grace, Lying, Curiously Bright/PCH Film, 2006.
Joely, The Go-Getter, Et Cetera Films/Two Roads Entertainment, 2006.
The woman and voice of the speaker, Container, Trust Film Sales, 2006.
Some sources cite an appearance in the student film Sunday's Child, University of Southern California.
Coproducer, American Girl (also known as Confessions of an American Girl and Lifers' Picnic), New Line Cinema, 2002.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Geli Raubal, Hitler: The Rise of Evil (also known as Hitler: La naissance du mal), CBS, 2003.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Ruth Ann "Bone" Boatright, Bastard out of Carolina, Showtime, 1996.
Willa Januson, Hidden in America, Showtime, 1996.
Lilly Kate Burns, Hope, TNT, 1997.
Jolie Fitch, Cheaters, HBO, 2000.
California Morning "Lucy" Whipple, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (also known as California Gold), CBS, 2001.
Ashley Hardwick, The Badge, Starz!, 2002.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Herself, Labor of Love: The Making of "Bastard out of Carolina," Showtime, 1996.
Title role, "Ellen Foster," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1997.
The Making of "Life as a House," 2001.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
Presenter, The 19th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1997.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Little girl on Santa's lap, "Santa Claus," Roseanne, ABC, 1991.
Stacy Morrissey, "Sweet Surrender," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.
Debbie Straub, "Kellerman, P.I.: Parts 1 & 2," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1998.
Casey, "Hearts," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.
Herself, "Saved!," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel, 2004.
Guest, Dennis Miller, CNBC, 2004.
Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.
Guest, Punk'd, MTV, 2004.
Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004.
Herself, "Pride & Prejudice," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.
Emily, "Viagra Blue," Big Love, HBO, 2006.
"The Member of the Wedding," The Play's the Thing, L.A. Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2000.
Sister James, Doubt, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, c. 2005–2006.
Radio Appearances; Episodic:
"The Member of the Wedding" (a production of L.A. Theatre Works), The Play's the Thing, KPCC-FM Radio, recorded live at Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2000.
Girl, "Childhood" music video, Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film—Volume II, Sony Music, 1997.
Character Building: Inside "Life as a House," New Line Home Video, 2001.
"Donnie Darko": Production Diary, Metrodome Distribution, 2004.
Michael Jackson, "Childhood," 1995.
The Member of the Wedding, L.A. Theatre Works, 2001.
Interview, March, 2002, pp. 128-33.
LA Weekly, June 16, 2000, pp. 22-32.
Los Angeles Times, October 18, 1997, pp. F6, F21.
Newsweek, May 24, 2004, p. 61.
Parade, May 14, 2000, p. 15.
People Weekly, December 15, 1997, p. 17; December 10, 2001, pp. 77-78.
Premiere, May, 2003, p. 75.
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