Jodelle Ferland filmography and biography
Date of birth: 9 October 1994, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Jodelle Ferland biography
Jodelle Micah Ferland has built up an impressive resume filled with
roles in film, television and, at the beginning of her career,
commercials. Born on October 9, 1994, she got her start in an episode
of CTV's Cold Squad, before landing the lead role in
her first film, Mermaid (2000) (TV) at an early age. Her
portrayal of the heartbroken "Desi" earned her a Daytime Emmy Award
nomination, making her the youngest nominee in history, as well as a
Young Artist Award.
Since then, she has appeared in films including They, Trapped (2001) (TV) and Carrie (2002) (TV), and has made appearances on Smallville, Dark Angel and The Collector. She can also be seen starring in Stephen King (I)'s Kingdom Hospital, playing a tortured young girl who haunts the hospital's halls. In 2004, she landed the lead role of "Jeliza-Rose" in Terry Gilliam's Tideland, a film about a disturbed young girl who finds solace in her own imagination after the death of her parents. Several roles have followed, including taking on three characters in the horror, Silent Hill, a despondent foster child in Hallmark's Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007) (TV), starring with RenÃ©e Zellweger in Case 39, Matthew Broderick (I)'s dour daughter in Wonderful World, and a surprise character in Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods. Her latest role is playing the newly-turned vampire, "Bree", on the highly anticipated "Twilight" movie, Eclipse (2010/I).
When not performing, Jodelle spends her time in gymnastics and art. She played violin when she was younger but now is learning guitar. She also loves to hang out with her family and friends.
Jodelle Ferland trivia
- Friend of actors Cameron Bright Jake D. Smith and Benjamin B. Smith.
- Siblings: an older brother, Jeremy, who is a professional violinist and an older sister, Marisha, who has studied make-up artistry.
- The proud winner of a 2008 Camie Award for her lead performance as "Hollis" in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007) (TV).
Jodelle Ferland quotes
- "They like to cast me for scary roles. I think it's because they want you to be scared, but also to like the little girl."