Jodelle Ferland

Jodelle Micah Ferland[1] (born October 9, 1994[1]) is a Canadian actress. She debuted at the age of four with the television film Mermaid (2000) for which she won a Young Artist Award and received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination, making her the youngest nominee in Emmy history. Her career progressed with roles in the television film Carrie (2002), the horror films They (2002), Tideland (2005), Silent Hill (2006) and Case 39 (2009), and the comedy film Good Luck Chuck (2007). She also led the television series Kingdom Hospital (2004).

Jodelle Ferland
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Ferland in 2016
Jodelle Micah Ferland

(1994-10-09) October 9, 1994 (age 27)
Years active1996–present

From the 2010s, Ferland had roles in the romantic fantasy film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) and the horror films The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and The Tall Man (2012). She has also starred in the television series Dark Matter (2015–2017), which earned her a Saturn Award nomination.

Early lifeEdit

Ferland was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada,[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, and made her acting debut at age four in the television film Mermaid.[3] For her performance, she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination,[4] making her the youngest nominee of the award.[5][6] She made guest appearances in several television series, including Stargate Atlantis, Dark Angel, Stargate SG-1, Smallville and Supernatural, and 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,[7][8] an adaptation of the well-known video game, and had a supporting role in Good Luck Chuck for Lions Gate Entertainment.[9] In 2006, she was cast opposite Renée Zellweger in the horror movie Case 39 as Lillith Sullivan, which was released in 2009; production was delayed after a fire destroyed the film set in October 2006.[10][11]

Ferland in 2011

In 2010, Ferland played Bree Tanner in the romantic fantasy film Eclipse, the third film of the Twilight series.[12][13] 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."[14] From 2010 to 2011, she provided voice work for the videogame BioShock 2 and its downloadable content, appeared in the SyFy movie Ice Quake, and starred in the Lifetime television movie Girl Fight.[15][16]


In 2012, Ferland appeared in the drama Mighty Fine,[17][18][19] the horror film The Tall Man,[20] Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods,[21] and had her first starring role in a comedy, in Home Alone: The Holiday Heist.[22] For The Cabin in the Woods, filming took place in 2009.[23][24] She also had a leading voice role in the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman,[25] which earned an Academy Award nomination.[26]

From 2013 to 2014, she starred in the family film Midnight Stallion,[27] the short film Monster,[28] and the crime drama film A Warden's Ransom.[29] In 2015, she starred in the short film The Goodbye Girl[30] and the horror film The Unspoken,[31] which premiered at the Film4 Frightfest Film Festival on October 24.[32] In 2016 she appeared in the Lifetime television movie My Daughter's Disgrace,[33][34][35] and provided the narration for the audio book Wonder Women, written by Sam Maggs.[36]

From 2015 to 2017, Ferland starred as Five in the SyFy series Dark Matter,[37] based on the comic book series of the same name. On the role, she stated "On my latest show Dark Matter people teased me because I was the youngest in the cast but I had been acting the longest.’[5] She received a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series in 2016. In 2017, she appeared in the comedy Bigger Fatter Liar, the sequel to the 2002 movie[38] and the horror film Neverknock.[39][40]

In 2018, she appeared in an episode of Frankie Drake Mysteries.[41][42] The same year, Ferland starred as Olive in the digital series Darken: Before the Dark, a prequel to the film Darken.[43][44][45] She is set to appear in the short film Women Seen directed by Amanda Tapping.[46][47]



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
2007 The Messengers Michael Rollins
2007 Seed Emily Bishop
2007 Good Luck Chuck Lila Carpenter as Jodelle Micah Ferland
2007 BloodRayne 2: Deliverance Sally
2008 Wonderful World Sandra
2009 Case 39 Lillith Sullivan
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Bree Tanner
2012 Mighty Fine Natalie Fine
2012 The Tall Man Jenny
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Patience Buckner [48]
2012 ParaNorman Aggie Voice role[49]
2013 Midnight Stallion Megan Shepard originally titled Midnight Rider
2014 A Warden's Ransom Kit Brandt originally titled Steel & Stilettos
2015 The Unspoken Angela also known as The Haunting of Briar House or The Origin of the Amityville Horror
2017 Bigger Fatter Liar Becca Direct-to-video film[38]
TBA The Office Games Tina Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Cold Squad Hailey Hatcher Episodes: "First Deadly Sin", "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 film
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
2004 The Collector The Devil/Little Girl Episodes: "The Prosecutor", "The Rapper"
2004 10.5 Little 'Wow!' Girl Television miniseries
2004 Too Cool for Christmas Alexa Television movie
2006 Supernatural Melanie Merchant Episodes: "Provenance"
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"[50]
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods Hollis Woods Television movie
2008 Céline Young Céline Television movie
2010 Ice Quake Tia Webster Television movie (Syfy)
2011 Girl Fight Haley Macklin Lifetime television movie
2011–2012 The Haunting Hour: The Series Alice / Sara Episodes: "My Sister the Witch", "The Most Evil Sorcerer – Parts 1 & 2"[51]
2012 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist Alexis Baxter Television movie (ABC Family)
2015 Motive Sophie Glass Episode: "The Glass House"[52]
2015–2017 Dark Matter[Note 1] Five/Das/Emily Kolburn Main role[53]
2016 My Daughter's Disgrace Audrey Television movie (Lifetime); also titled Revenge Porn
2017 Neverknock Leah Television movie (Syfy)
2018 Frankie Drake Mysteries Ana Episode: "Anastasia"
2018 Darken: Before the Dark Olive Web series; main role
2019 Supernatural Emily Episode: "Golden Time"[54]
2020 The Order Zecchia Episode: "Fear Itself Parts 1 & 2"

Video gamesEdit

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


  • Wonder Women (2016) by Sam Maggs, as Narrator

Awards and nominationsEdit

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 Mermaid Won [55]
2001 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming Mermaid Nominated [6]
2004 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Smallville Nominated [56]
2004 Leo Award Dramatic Series: Best Guest Performance by a Female The Collector Nominated [57]
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Kingdom Hospital Nominated [58]
2007 Genie Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Tideland Nominated [59]
2007 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Tideland Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Special – Leading Young Actress Pictures of Hollis Woods Nominated [60]
2008 CAMIE Award Lead Performance in a TV Movie, Series, or Special Pictures of Hollis Woods Won
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Supporting Young Actress Céline Nominated [61]
2010 Leo Award Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama Everything's Coming Up Rosie Nominated [62]
2011 Fangoria Chainsaw Award Best Supporting Actress Case 39 Nominated
2016 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Dark Matter Nominated


  1. ^ Based on the Dark Matter comic.


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