Jena Malone
Jena Malone

Jena Malone is an American actress and musician. She was born on November 21, 1984, in Sparks, Nevada. Malone has been acting since she was a child, making her film debut at the age of 12 in the movie “Bastard Out of Carolina” (1996).

Acting Career

Malone has had a successful career in film and television, appearing in a wide variety of genres. Some of her most notable roles include Johanna Mason in “The Hunger Games” series, Ruby in “Into the Wild” (2007), and Gretchen Ross in “Donnie Darko” (2001). She has also appeared in several independent films, such as “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” (2005) and “Saved!” (2004).

Malone has received critical acclaim for her performances, including nominations for several awards. She won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie for her role in “Hope” (1997), and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013).

Music Career

In addition to her acting career, Malone is also a musician. She released her first EP, “The Shoe” in 2008, and has since released several more albums and singles. Her music is known for its eclectic mix of styles, incorporating elements of rock, folk, and electronic music.

Malone has collaborated with several other musicians throughout her career, including M. Ward, Herbie Hancock, and Ryan Adams. She has also performed live on stage, including at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2014.


Malone is also known for her activism, particularly in support of environmental causes. She has been involved in several campaigns and organizations, such as the Sierra Club, and has spoken out about climate change and the importance of protecting the planet.

In 2017, Malone participated in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. She also spoke out in support of the #MeToo movement, sharing her own experiences with harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry.


Jena Malone is a talented actress, musician, and activist. Her diverse career and passion for social and environmental issues have made her a respected figure in the entertainment industry. With her talent and commitment, she is sure to continue making an impact in the years to come.

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