Jodelle Ferland is one of many young talents in the entertainment industry. She started her career as a child actor, model, and dancer and has gradually established herself in the industry, making appearances in commercially successful films and television shows over the years.
She gained worldwide fame after she performed well in the French-Canadian horror film ‘Silent Hill’ (2006) playing three different characters: Da Silva, Alessa Gillespie, and Dark Alessa. Since then, Jodelle has left nothing to chance as she strives to be at the zenith of her career.
Jodelle Ferland’s Acting Career Began At The Age Of 2
Jodelle Micah Ferland was born in the East Coast of Vancouver Island known as Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada on the 9th of October 1994. She has two older siblings, a sister and a brother, with whom she grew up in Canada. At the tender age of two, Jodelle started acting and appearing on television. Soon enough, she had her chance as a TV model doing commercials for companies. Jodelle also enrolled in a music class where she learned how to play the violin and guitar.
In 1999, the future television star made her debut appearance in two episodes of Cold Squad as Hailey Hatcher. Her first film feature was Mermaid (2000), where she exhibited her raw talent as an actress.
Thereon, she appeared in several TV shows like Dark Angel, The Lone Gunmen, So Weird, John Doe, Special Unit 2 and several others. While her filmography grew with multiple appearances in TV shows, Jodelle Ferland also made appearances in numerous TV movies. Since her debut in Mermaid, she had starred in others like Trapped, Special Delivery, Sole Survivor, Carrie, and more.
She Has Made Fan Favourite Appearances Across Film and Television
Jodelle Ferland, like many child actors, can be said to have grown up on screen. Though not by starring in a long-running series, but via consistent appearances across various films and TV shows. Through that, Jodelle has been a part of several popular titles on the big and small screen, and, in some cases, become a beloved character.
Some of them include her roles in the Stargate franchise productions – Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate SG-1 as Harmony as well as Kingdom Hospital as Mary Jensen, Dark Matter as Five, and R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour as Sara/Alice.
In film, she played Bree in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series. She also appeared in ParaNorman and The Cabin in the Woods.
Her work is not limited to just film and TV; she is also notable for her voice work as ‘Little Sister’ in the BioShock game series which has also made her a darling of her audience. All in all, Jodelle Ferland’s filmography has more than 72 credits across film, TV shows, video games and short films.
The Best Works In Jodelle Ferland’s Filmography So Far
Out of her 72+ credits, Jodelle Ferland has received critical and audience recognition in at least ten of them. Her first was the performance in the TV movie, Mermaid, where she played the lead role as Desi, a four-year-old girl that receives a reply after sending her dead father a letter.
The TV film got three award nominations, including a Young Artist Award win for Jodelle for Best Performance in a TV Comedy or Drama. She also received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination, becoming the youngest actress to be nominated for the award.
Her performances as Emily Dinsmore in Smallville and Mary Jensen in Kingdom Hospital also earned her Young Artist Award nominations for Best Performance in a TV Series. Her acting in another episodic role for The Collector also earned her a Leo Award nomination, for Best Guest Performance by a Female.
As Jodelle Ferland grew older, her skill as an actress grew, bringing her further critical recognition. She also received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from Young Artist Awards for Celine in 2009, and another for Leading Young Actress for the film, Pictures of Hollis Woods, in 2008.
Jodelle has done a lot of work in the horror and science fiction genre, and she is not only recognized for her repeated appearances in them, but also the quality of her work.
Her role as Five in Dark Matter earned her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in 2016. She received another nomination for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for her work in the film, Tideland.
Other critically appreciated works include Case 39, Silent Hill, The Tall Man, and the 2007 comedy, Good Luck Chuck. Outside of full-length projects, her performance as Rosie in the short film, Everything’s Coming Up Rosie, earned her a Leo Award nomination.
Facts About Jodelle Ferland’s Personal Life
Having learned about her career since she first appeared onscreen in Cold Squad, here is a quick look at her personal life, from her family to her love life and past/present relationships.
Her Siblings Are Creatives Too
Jodelle Ferland was born as the last child of Valerie and Marc Ferland. Her elder siblings are Marisha Ferland, who is in the same trade as her sister, and a brother named Jeremy Ferland who towed the path of music. We don’t know much about her siblings and their respective careers, but they are nonetheless presumed to be doing well. Through her parents, her ancestry is traceable to Austria, England, and France.
The Talented Actress Is Single
Jodelle Ferland has had just one speculated relationship in the public eye. In 2010, she was rumored to be dating fellow Twilight franchise actor – BooBoo Stewart, whom she met on set. Their potential relationship never took off as the actor was later revealed to be dating Samatha Boscarino, whom he had initiated a relationship with before he met Jodelle.
However, in 2016, Jodelle Ferland made it known that she prefers dating a man who is an animal lover as she is equally an animal lover and advocate herself.