Jena Malone

Jena Malone was born on November 21, 1984. She was born in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and was raised by her birth mother Deborah Malone and her mother's girlfriend at the time who she has called Godmom. Not much is known about her biological father other than his surname was Berge or Bergen, and that he was of part Norwegian descent. She has one younger sister, Madison Mae Malone.

By the age of 9, she had already lived in 27 different locations. Malone eventually persuaded her mother to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting.  Malone and her mother struggled for money. Malone dropped out of high school and became legally emancipated in January 2000. She eventually obtained her GED.

She studied photography at a community college in northern California beginning in the fall of 2002. She plays the accordion and guitar. Her debut movie was Bastard Out of Carolina, She's also appeared in Donnie Darko, as well as The Hunger Games series.