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AggieJodelle Ferland is one of today’s brightest and most versatile young performers.
In 1998, at the age of 4, the native Canadian landed her first leading role, in the telefilm Mermaid. Starring opposite Ellen Burstyn and Samantha Mathis for director Peter Masterson, she earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special; and won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Movie.
She has been nominated for 5 more Young Artist Awards, including for her performance in the title role of the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” telefilm Pictures of Hollis Woods, opposite Sissy Spacek and Alfre Woodard for director Tony Bill. Among her other notable telefilms are Girl Fight, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Ms. Ferland is well known to movie audiences worldwide for her memorable roles in the fantasy and horror genres. In Terry Gilliam’s Tideland, she played the lead role opposite Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly as her parents, and was nominated for Genie (Canada’s Oscars equivalent) and Saturn Awards. She next starred opposite Radha Mitchell in Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill. In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, directed by David Slade, she starred as Bree Tanner, while in Christian Alvart’s Case 39, she starred with Renée Zellweger. Her other movies include Drew Goddard’s recently released The Cabin in the Woods and Pascal Laugier’s soon-to-be-released The Tall Man, with Jessica Biel.
For television, she has made appearances on such series as Supernatural, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, and Smallville; and starred in the cult favorite Kingdom Hospital. She has received Leo Award (Canada’s Emmys equivalent) nominations for playing the title role in Everything’s Coming Up Rosie and for guest-starring on The Collector.
Among Ms. Ferland’s other features are a number of independent films, including Joshua Goldin’s Wonderful World; and Debbie Goodstein’s recently released drama Mighty Fine, in which she starred alongside Chazz Palminteri, Andie MacDowell, and Rainey Qualley.
She continues to lend her voice to both animated movies and video games.