Jodelle Ferland

Jodelle Ferland

Canadian actress
Date of Birth: 09.10.1994
Country: Canada

Biography of Jodelle Ferland

Jodelle Ferland is a Canadian actress born on October 9, 1994, in Nanaimo. She began her acting career at the age of four, appearing in commercials for over 20 companies, including Coca-Cola and Mattel. She also appeared in several television series such as Smallville, Dark Angel, The Collector, and Supernatural.

At the young age of four, Jodelle starred in her first television movie, "Mermaid," which earned her a nomination for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance in a Children's Program. This made her the youngest nominee in the history of the award. From the beginning, Jodelle's acting career took a peculiar path, as she was cast primarily in horror or thriller roles, often portraying dead girls, ghosts, or demons.

In 2004, she appeared in the 13-episode supernatural drama series "Kingdom Hospital," an American adaptation of Lars von Trier's "The Kingdom," where she played the ghost of a murdered girl. That same year, director Terry Gilliam noticed her and cast her in the lead role of Jeliza-Rose in his film adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novella, "Tideland." Her performance in this phantasmagorical blend of "Alice in Wonderland" and Hitchcock's "Psycho" received high praise from critics.

Jodelle can also be seen in the 2006 horror film adaptation of the famous Japanese video game, "Silent Hill," where she portrays four different characters. In the film "Tideland," Jodelle independently came up with four different accents for the doll heads her character Jeliza-Rose interacts with.

During auditions for the film "Silent Hill," Jodelle expressed her desire to play the role of a devil to director Christophe Gans. In addition to her acting pursuits, Jodelle is passionate about drawing, swimming, and gymnastics.

Jodelle's heritage includes French-Austrian and Anglo-Saxon roots. During a press conference to announce the start of filming for "Tideland," Gilliam introduced Jodelle as "an exceptional girl" and remarked that she had already made more films than he had. Indeed, "Tideland" was Jodelle's 26th project.