Jodelle Ferland

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Jodelle Ferland
Jodelle Ferland 2, 2011.jpg
Ferland at the 2011 Leo Awards.
BornJodelle Micah Ferland
(1994-10-09) October 9, 1994 (age 19)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present
 
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Jodelle Ferland
Jodelle Ferland 2, 2011.jpg
Ferland at the 2011 Leo Awards.
BornJodelle Micah Ferland
(1994-10-09) October 9, 1994 (age 19)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present

Jodelle Micah Ferland (born October 9, 1994) is a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayals of Sharon/Alessa in the 2006 horror film Silent Hill, Mary Jensen in the 2004 miniseries Kingdom Hospital and Bree Tanner in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Life and career[edit]

Ferland was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, the daughter of Valerie and Marc Ferland.[1] Her siblings are actress Marisha Ferland and musician Jeremy Ferland.[1]

Ferland started her career in commercials at the age of two. She made her movie debut at age 4 in the TV-movie Mermaid, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination, making her the youngest nominee in Emmy history. She has since made guest appearances in several televisions series, including Stargate Atlantis, Dark Angel, Stargate SG-1, Smallville and Supernatural, and has appeared in films including They and Trapped. In 2005, she starred in the Terry Gilliam drama Tideland, for which she received a Genie Award nomination in the Best Actress category. Later, she appeared in the 2006 film Silent Hill, an adaptation of the well-known video game, and had a supporting role in Good Luck Chuck for Lions Gate Entertainment. In 2007, she filmed the movie Case 39 opposite Renée Zellweger, however, due to a lengthy post-production, it was not released until 2010. She played Bree Tanner in the third film of the Twilight series, titled Eclipse. She has stated "Usually I read the script before I take a role, but I haven't read this one," she explained. "It's Twilight, of course I'm going to take it."[2] She also provided the voices of the little sisters for the videogame BioShock 2, and appeared in the SyFy movie Ice Quake. Other projects include a short film titled Monster, the drama Mighty Fine,[3][4][5] the horror film The Tall Man,[6] Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods, the TV movie Girl Fight,[7] and Midnight Stallion.[8] She was going to appear in the independent comedy Locked in a Garage Band, but due to a conflicting filming schedule, she had to drop out. In November 2012, she had her first starring role in a comedy, in Home Alone: The Holiday Heist as Alexis Baxter.[9]

Upcoming projects include the international thriller 400 Boys from British director Alastair Paton,[10] a short film titled The Goodbye Girl,[11] a film by Robbie Bryan titled Black Hat,[12] and a film by Mike Le Han titled The Peppercorn Chronicles, based on Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
2000MermaidDesiree Leanne 'Desi' GillTV
The Linda McCartney StoryHeather (age 5-6)as Jodelle Micah Ferland
Special DeliverySamantha BeckTV
2001Deadly Little SecretsMadison
The Miracle of the CardsAnnieTV
2002TheySarahas Jodelle Micah Ferland
TrappedHeatheras Jodelle Micah Ferland
CarrieLittle CarrieTV
2003Mob PrincessYoung PattiTV
2004Kingdom HospitalMary JensenMiniseries
10.5Little 'Wow!' GirlMiniseries
Too Cool for ChristmasAlexaTV
2005TidelandJeliza-RoseVoices of Sateen Lips, Glitter Gal, Mustique and Baby Blonde
2006Silent HillSharon DaSilva/Alessa
Amber's StoryNichole Taylor Timmonsas Jodelle Micah Ferland
Swimming LessonsZoeShort Film
The Secret of Hidden LakeYoung Maggie DolanTV
2007The MessengersMichael Rollins
SeedEmily BishopDetective Bishop's daughter
Good Luck ChuckLila Carpenteras Jodelle Micah Ferland
Pictures of Hollis WoodsHollis WoodsTV
BloodRayne II: DeliveranceSallyMinor role
2008CélineYoung CélineTV
Wonderful WorldSandra
2009Everything's Coming Up RosieRosie
2010Case 39Lillith SullivanFilmed in 2006 [1]
The Twilight Saga: EclipseBree Tanner
Ice QuakeTia WebsterTV
2011Girl FightHaley MacklinLifetime movie
2012Mighty FineNatalie Finelimited release
The Tall ManJenny
The Cabin in the WoodsPatience BucknerReleased April 13, 2012[14]
ParaNormanAggie[15]animated
Home Alone: The Holiday HeistAlexis BaxterPart of ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas
2013Midnight StallionMegan ShepardFormerly titled Midnight Rider
MonsterHannahShort Film; released August 26, 2013[16]
2014The Goodbye GirlShort Film; post-production
Black HatDandiLead role; in production
400 BoysFridaypre-production
The Peppercorn ChroniclesEloisepre-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Cold SquadHailey HatcherEpisodes: "First Deadly Sin" and "Deadly Games: Part 2"
2000Higher GroundYoung JulietteEpisode: "Innocence"
2000Sole SurvivorNina CarpenterMiniseries
2001Wolf LakeLily KellyEpisode: "Unaired Pilot"
Dark AngelAnnabelle AnselmoEpisode: "Red"
The Lone GunmenMary the Little GirlEpisode: "Cap'n Toby"
So WeirdMariaEpisode: "Annie's Song"
2002Special Unit 2Focus Group GirlEpisode: "The Piper"
John DoeJenny NicholsEpisode: "Pilot"
2003SmallvilleEmily Eve DinsmoreEpisode: "Accelerate"
Dead Like MeKirstiEpisode: "Pilot"
2004The CollectorThe Devil/Little GirlEpisodes: "The "Prosecutor" and "The Rapper"
2005SupernaturalCameo in a family portraitEpisode: "Pilot"
2006SupernaturalMelanie MerchantEpisode: "Provenance"
Stargate SG-1Adria (age 7)Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
Masters of HorrorLisaEpisode: "The V Word"
2007Stargate AtlantisHarmonyEpisode: "Harmony"[17]
2011R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourAliceEpisode: "My Sister the Witch"
2012R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourSaraEpisode: "The Most Evil Sorcerer"[18][19][20] (2 parts)
2013SupernaturalMelanie MerchantEpisode: "Clip Show" (only archive footage, uncredited)
Video Games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2010BioShock 2Little Sistersvoice role

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResultRole
2001Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or YoungerWonDesi Gill in Mermaid
Emmy AwardOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialNominated
2004Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young ActressNominatedEmily Eve Dinsmore in Smallville
Leo AwardDramatic Series: Best Guest Performance by a FemaleNominatedThe Devil/Little Girl in The Collector
For episode "The Prosecutor"
2005Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or YoungerNominatedMary Jensen in Kingdom Hospital
2007Genie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNominatedJeliza-Rose in Tideland
Saturn AwardBest Performance by a Younger ActorNominated
2008Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV movie, miniseries, or special - Leading Young ActressNominatedHollis Woods in Pictures of Hollis Woods
CAMIE AwardsLead Performance in a TV Movie, Series, or SpecialWon
2009Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young ActressNominatedYoung Céline in Céline
2010Leo AwardBest Performance by a Female in a Short DramaNominatedRosie in Everything's Coming Up Rosie
2011Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominatedLillith Sullivan in Case 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jodelle Ferland Biography (1994-)". Filmreference.com. 1994-10-09. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  2. ^ Randy Shore (2009-08-07). "Canadian teen actor lands dream job in Twilight: Eclipse". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / Jodelle Ferland: Sitting at the airport, ea". Twitter.com. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Twitter / Jodelle Ferland: Busy filming Mighty Fine i". Twitter.com. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / Jodelle Ferland: In Dallas doing a huge Twi". Twitter.com. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / Jodelle Ferland: @IAmCalledMuchie You might". Twitter.com. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  7. ^ "Girl Fight star Jodelle Ferland LOVES Sophyto! | Sophyto Blog". Sophyto.com. 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  8. ^ "Blog Archive » Jack Nasser, Master Storyteller, Does It Again". My Take On TV. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  9. ^ "Jodelle just...". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  10. ^ "British Filmmaker Eyes Far East for First Thriller". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  11. ^ Doupe, Tyler (2012-09-25). "Shock Interview: Jodelle Ferland Talks The Tall Man". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  12. ^ "Twitter / RobbieBryan: SO please to announce our leading". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  13. ^ http://screeninvasion.com/2013/05/the-peppercorn-chronicles-jodelle-ferland/
  14. ^ The Cabin in the WoodsAboutTimelineAbout (2009-08-20). "The Cabin in the Woods - Résumé". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  15. ^ "Twitter / jodellemicah: Just got back from the". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  16. ^ http://vimeo.com/72796409
  17. ^ "Stargate Atlantis Season Four: "Harmony"". GateWorld. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  18. ^ The Most Evil Sorcerer: Part 1
  19. ^ The Most Evil Sorcerer: Part 2
  20. ^ "Hey everyone! Got...". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

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