Jodelle Ferland Biography

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Born: October 09, 1994

JODELLE FERLAND

Date of Birth: October 9, 1994

Just after she turned one, Jodelle landed her first television commercial. In 1998, at the age of four, Ferland's first leading role in the TV movie Mermaid earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special and won her a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Movie.

In 2004 she was nominated for a Leo Award for her guest performance in the television series The Collector. Since then she's been nominated for several more Young Artist Awards, as well as a Genie Award for her starring role in Tideland, directed by Terry Gilliam. In 2008, her leading role opposite Sissy Spacek in the Hallmark feature Pictures of Hollis Woods earned her a Camie Award.

Other credits including the starring role Silent Hill (2006), Case 39 (2009) with Renée Zellweger and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). A book based on her character, a newborn vampire named Bree Tanner, was released just before the movie arrived in theaters. Some of Ferland's other recent titles include The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and a voice-over in ParaNorman (2012).

Jodelle, who was born in Nanaimo, B.C., has an older brother, Jeremy, who is a professional violinist, and an older sister, Marisha. Jodelle can play violin as well, but is currently studying guitar.

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