Jodelle Ferland

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Jodelle Ferland
Jodelle Ferland 2016.jpg
Ferland at Gatecon 2016
Born Jodelle Micah Ferland
(1994-10-09) October 9, 1994 (age 22)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Jodelle Micah Ferland[1] (born October 9, 1994[1]) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayals of Mary Jensen in the 2004 ABC television series Kingdom Hospital, Bree Tanner in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Five in the 2015 Syfy television series Dark Matter. She is also known by her roles in multiple horror or horror-related films, such as Sharon/Alessa in the 2006 horror film Silent Hill, Lillith Sullivan in Case 39, Jenny in The Tall Man, Patience Buckner in The Cabin in the Woods, and Agatha Prenderghast in ParaNorman.

Life and career[edit]

Ferland was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia,[1] the daughter of Valerie and Marc Ferland.[2] Her siblings are actress Marisha Ferland and musician Jeremy Ferland.[2]

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 2006, she filmed the movie Case 39 opposite Renée Zellweger; however, because of a lengthy post-production, it was not released until 2009.[3]

She played Bree Tanner in the third film of the Twilight series, Eclipse. She 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."[4]

From 2010 to 2011, she provided voice work for the videogame BioShock 2 and its DLC, appeared in the SyFy movie Ice Quake, and starred in the Lifetime television movie Girl Fight.[5] In 2012, she appeared in the drama Mighty Fine,[6][7][8] the horror film The Tall Man,[9] Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods, the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman and had her first starring role in a comedy, in Home Alone: The Holiday Heist.[10] From 2013 to 2014, she starred in the family film Midnight Stallion,[11] the short film Monster,[12] and the crime drama film A Warden's Ransom.[13]

In 2015, she starred in the short film The Goodbye Girl[14] and the horror film The Unspoken,[15] which premiered at the Film4 Frightfest Film Festival on October 24.[16]

Since June 2015, Ferland has starred as Five in the SyFy series Dark Matter,[17] based on the comic book series of the same name. In June 2016 she appeared in the Lifetime television movie Revenge Porn,[18][19] and is set to appear in the short film Women Seen directed by Amanda Tapping[20][21] and the comedy sequel Bigger Fatter Liar.[22]

In October 2016, Ferland provided the narration for the audio book Wonder Women, written by Sam Maggs.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Linda McCartney Story Heather (age 5–6) as Jodelle Micah Ferland
2001 Deadly Little Secrets Madison
2002 They Sarah as Jodelle Micah Ferland
2005 Tideland Jeliza-Rose also: voices of Sateen Lips, Glitter Gal, Mustique and Baby Blonde
2006 Silent Hill Sharon Da Silva/Alessa Gillespie/Dark Alessa
2006 Amber's Story Nichole Taylor Timmons as Jodelle Micah Ferland
2006 Swimming Lessons Zoe Short film
2007 The Messengers Michael Rollins
2007 Seed Emily Bishop
2007 Good Luck Chuck Lila Carpenter as Jodelle Micah Ferland
2007 BloodRayne II: Deliverance Sally Minor role
2008 Wonderful World Sandra
2009 Everything's Coming Up Rosie Rosie Short film
2009 Case 39 Lillith Sullivan Filmed in 2006
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Bree Tanner
2012 Mighty Fine Natalie Fine Limited release
2012 The Tall Man Jenny
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Patience Buckner Filmed in 2009[24]
2012 ParaNorman Aggie[25] Voice role
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Bree Tanner Archive footage shown during end credits
2013 Midnight Stallion Megan Shepard Formerly titled Midnight Rider
2013 Monster Hannah Short film
2014 A Warden's Ransom Kit Brandt Formerly titled Steel & Stilettos
2015 The Unspoken Angela Also titled The Haunting of Briar House
2015 The Goodbye Girl Molly Short film
2016 Women Seen Short film
2017 Bigger Fatter Liar Becca Direct-to-video[22]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Cold Squad Hailey Hatcher Episodes: "First Deadly Sin" and "Deadly Games: Part 2"
2000 Higher Ground Young Juliette Episode: "Innocence"
2000 Mermaid Desiree Leanne 'Desi' Gill Television movie
2000 Special Delivery Samantha Beck Television movie
2000 Sole Survivor Nina Carpenter Television miniseries
2001 Wolf Lake Lily Kelly Episode: Unaired Pilot
2001 Dark Angel Annabelle Anselmo Episode: "Red"
2001 The Lone Gunmen Mary the Little Girl Episode: "Cap'n Toby"
2001 So Weird Maria Episode: "Annie's Song"
2001 The Miracle of the Cards Annie Television movie
2001 Trapped Heather Television movie
2002 Special Unit 2 Focus Group Girl Episode: "The Piper"
2002 John Doe Jenny Nichols Episode: Pilot
2002 Carrie Little Carrie Television movie
2003 Smallville Emily Eve Dinsmore Episode: "Accelerate"
2003 Dead Like Me Kirsti Episode: Pilot
2003 Mob Princess Young Patti Television movie
2004 Kingdom Hospital Mary Jensen Main role, 13 episodes
2004 The Collector The Devil/Little Girl Episodes: "The Prosecutor" and "The Rapper"
2004 10.5 Little 'Wow!' Girl Television miniseries
2004 Too Cool for Christmas Alexa Television movie
2005 Supernatural Cameo in a family portrait Episode: Pilot (uncredited)[citation needed]
2013, 2015
Supernatural Melanie Merchant Episodes: "Provenance"
also: "Clip Show" & "Thin Lizzie" (archive footage; uncredited)[citation needed]
2006 Stargate SG-1 Adria (age 7) Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2006 Masters of Horror Lisa Episode: "The V Word"
2006 The Secret of Hidden Lake Young Maggie Dolan Television movie
2007 Stargate Atlantis Harmony Episode: "Harmony"[26]
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods Hollis Woods Television movie
2008 Céline Young Céline Television movie
2010 Ice Quake Tia Webster Syfy television movie
2011 Girl Fight Haley Macklin Lifetime television movie
2011–12 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Alice / Sara Episodes: "My Sister the Witch", "The Most Evil Sorcerer" (Parts 1 & 2)[27] (2 parts)
2012 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist Alexis Baxter ABC Family television movie
2015 Motive Sophie Glass Episode: "The Glass House"[28]
2015–present Dark Matter[Note 1] Five/Das/Emily Kolburn Main role[29]
2016 My Daughter's Disgrace Audrey Lifetime television movie; also titled Revenge Porn

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 BioShock 2 Little Sisters Voice role
2010 BioShock 2: The Protector Trials Little Sisters Voice role
2010 BioShock 2: Minerva's Den Little Sisters Voice role


Year Title Role Author Notes
2016 Wonder Women Narrator Sam Maggs


Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Desi Gill in Mermaid Won
2001 Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special Desi Gill in Mermaid Nominated
2004 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Emily Eve Dinsmore in Smallville Nominated
2004 Leo Award Dramatic Series: Best Guest Performance by a Female The Devil/Little Girl in The Collector
For episode "The Prosecutor"
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Mary Jensen in Kingdom Hospital Nominated
2007 Genie Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Jeliza-Rose in Tideland Nominated
2007 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Jeliza-Rose in Tideland Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV movie, miniseries, or special - Leading Young Actress Hollis Woods in Pictures of Hollis Woods Nominated
2008 CAMIE Award Lead Performance in a TV Movie, Series, or Special Hollis Woods in Pictures of Hollis Woods Won
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actress Young Céline in Céline Nominated
2010 Leo Award Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama Rosie in Everything's Coming Up Rosie Nominated
2011 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best Supporting Actress Lillith Sullivan in Case 39 Nominated
2016 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Five in Dark Matter Nominated


  1. ^ Based on the Dark Matter comic.


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