Fast Facts

  • Raised by her mother, who was frequently on welfare.
  • Nominated for a SAG award at age 12 for her role in Bastard Out of Carolina.
  • Won legal emancipation from her mother when she was 15 due to her mother's mismanagement of her career and her earnings.
  • Made her leading-role debut in Saved! in 2004, alongside Mandy Moore.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Doubt opposite Eileen Atkins and Ron Eldard.
  • Sings in a band, Jena Malone and Her Bloodstains, and as part of a duo dubbed the Shoe.

Awards

  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Madison Mae Malone — Half Sister
  • Debbie Malone — Mother

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Details

  • Birth Place: Sparks, Nevada, United States
  • Birthday: November 21, 1984, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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