Jenna Boyd

Jenna Boyd

Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1993
Age31 years 1 months 19 days
Day of BirthThursday
Place Of BirthBedford, Texas, United States
Zodiac SignPisces
Professions Model , Actress
Nickname Jen
Full Name Jenna Michelle Boyd

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignPisces
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height163 CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye colorLight Green
Hair colorLight Blonde
Figure TypeRectangle
Family Information
Father Mike Minnow Boyd
Mother Deborah Lyn Cade
Brother Cayden Michael Boyd (born on May 24, 1994)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Pepperdine University (Business Administration)
Education(School) Village Christian Schools
Career Information
Debut (Movie) The Hunted(2003)
Years Active 2001-
Debut (TV) The Geena Davis Show(2001)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesPlaying Guitar
Figure Skating
horseback riding
Favorite Food French fries
Favorite sports person Tara Lipinski (Skater)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileJenna Boyd Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileJenna Boyd Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileJenna Boyd Instagram Profile
Contact
Contact (Email)jennaboydrf@gmail.com

Biography

Jenna Boyd is an American actress, Model. She is known for the role of Bailey in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants(2005), for the role of Dot Gilkeson in The Missing(2003) and for playing Paige Hardaway in Atypical(2017-21)

Her recent appearances include playing Sabrina the stalker in Good mourning(2022), playing Madison in Nowhere Michigan(2017)

Childhood- Family

Jenna Michelle Boyd was born on March 4, 1993 in Bedford, Texas to Mike Minnow Boyd(Father) a Captain in the U.S Navy and Deborah Lyn Cade.

Her parents moved to Los Angeles when she was young to help her with her career in movies. Jenna's father Mike has worked for Delta Air as pilot. [3]

 

Jenna Boyd Childhood photo: With Father Mike Boyd, brother Cayden Boyd

Image: Jenna Boyd Childhood photo: With Father Mike Boyd, brother Cayden Boyd

Cayden Boyd- Brother

Jenna has a brother in Cayden Boyd, who is also an actor and a model, He has appeared in movies such as Mystic River(2003), The Adventures of a Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D(2005), X-Men: The Last Stuand(2006) and others.

Jenna Boyd family: Father Mike Boyd, brother Cayden Boyd & mother

Image: Jenna Boyd family: Father Mike Boyd, brother Cayden Boyd & mother

 

Education

  • She was educated in Village Christian Schools.
  • She Studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina(2012) as well.
  • Pepperdine University: She graduated from the Pepperdine University with major in Business Administration and minor in Sports Medicine).
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Figure Skating

At 11, she was practicing figure skating every day, starting the morning in the ice rings at 5:15, she could do double moves at that young with ease. Former American figure skater Tara Lipinski was hre favorite.

At the age of 13 she started competing in Figure Skating and has won several medals. She has invented a move as well.

Despite her busy activities off the school, she remained a straight A student all her student life. Other than skating, she also practiced horse riding, making homemade perfumes as a child.

She lives in Tulsa, she moved to Tulsa to avoid the traffic and experience a hospitable southern experience.

gorgeous Jenna Boyd

 

Marriage

Jenna Boyd Engagement

Jenna had a romantic engagement with her boyfriend on 14th of February in 2023. The two got married couple of months later in April 2023. The two had a courthouse wedding and stopped for an ice cream afterwards.

Jenna Boyd wedding

[Jenna Boyd wedding]

 

Career

Jenna started her career in acting at the age of 2. She was discovered in a modeling search.

In 2001, she made an appearance in the Geena Davis Show. In the Titus Series, she played the 5-year-old Shannon.

In the comedy series 'Just Shoot Me!', she played Hannah Gallo in the episode "Christmas? Christmas!"

In the Series 'Special Unit 2' she voice a character in the episode "The Piper"

In the comedy drama series 'Six Feet Under' she appeared in the episode "The Secret"(S2E10). In the 22nd episode of Season 2 of CSI: Ceime Scene Investigation, she played Sasha Rittle.

Mary Christmas(2002)

Mary Christmas poster

In the 2002 family TV movie Mary Christmas, she played Felice Wallace, the daughter of Joel Wallace (played by John Schneider) who wishes for a Mom from Santa as the Christmas gift. Cynthia Gibb played the lead role of Mary Maloney

In the action thriller- The Hunted(2003), starring Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro, Connie Nielson and others, she played Loretta Kravitz daughter of Irene Kravitz (played by Leslie Stefanson)

In the 2003 comedy film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star directed by Sam Weisman, she played Sally Finney, the daughter of Grace (Mary McCormack) and George (Craig Bierko) and the sister of Sam (Scott Terra). Character Sally's "Brick wall, waterfall" routine was something jenna was doing on the sets in free time, the filmmakers liked the routine and wrote it into the script.

She appeared in an episode of the TV series Carnivale in 2003, as Maddy Crane.

The Missing (2003)

The Missing (2003)

Her appearance in the thriller movie as Dot Gilkeson earned critical acclaim, she earned the epithet 'The new Jodi Foster' for her performance in the movie.

The Missing is a Western movie starring Tommy Lee Jones (as Samuel Jones) and Cate Blanchet (as Maggie Gilkeson, mother of Jenna's role Dot Gilkeson) in the lead roles. Even Rachel Wood (as Lilly Gilkeson) and Aaron Eckhart( as Brake Baldwin) appeared in the main roles.

The story is about the rescue of the girls kidnapped by a group of bandits. Lilly, the eldest of Maggie is among the missing, Maggie with the help of her father Samuel goes on the mission to take her daughter back.

She appeared in the 2005 short film In an Instant. 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants(2005)

Jenna Boyd in the sisterhood of the traveling pants

One of Jenna's memorable roles was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, as Bailey Graffman, a girl who has leukamia and volunteers to assist Tibby (played Amber Tamblyn) with her self-made film. Bailey passes away in the hospital after inspiring Tibby through their interactions, Tibby eventually decides to make a film inspired by Bailey.

Jenna appears in an episode of Ghost Whisperer as Julie Parker. In the TV mini series "The Gathering" she played Elizabeth Foster in the first 2 episodes of season 1.

In the series Criminal Minds, she makes an appearances in S4E3 as Jessica Evanson.

In the 2012 Christmas drama Last Ounce of Courage directed by Darrel Campbell and Kevin McAfee, she played Maddier Rogers, daughter of Christian Revere(Hunter Gomez) and Dottie Revere (Jennifer O'Neill). Marshall R. Teague plyaed the lead role of mayor  Bob Revere.

In the teenage thriller movie Complicity(2013), she played Rachel, one of the main roles. The story is about what happens at a teen fun partywhen things go awry.

In the 2014 TV movie drama Runaway, Jenna played Abby, the daughter of Miranda (Sherry Stringfield) who had run away from her past relationship with a dangerous drug lord, who has now kidnapped Abby to get back the money she stole from him.

In the series Code Black, she played Venessa in the episode "Hero Complex" (S2E6)

In the 2017 crime thriller Nowhere, Michigan, a story about David (Tequan Richmond) running away from a murder, con-men and a bag load of meth, she played Madison

In the 2019 short movie Spin, she played the lead role of Bridget, a naive color guard captain who must take a temp gig as a sign spinner.

In the series Mr. Mom, she appeared as Chelsea in the episode "What about the Kids?" (S1E2)

Atypical (2017-2021)

Jenna Boyd in Atypical (2017-2021)

[Jenna Boyd in Atypical (2017-2021)]

In the American comedy drama created by Robia Rashid for Netflix, starring Keir Gilchrist (Sam Gardner), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Elsa Gardner), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Casey Gardner), Amy Okuda (Julia Sasaki) in the main roles, Jenna played the recurring role of Paige Hardaway, Sam's friend at school and in the leater episodes as his girlfriend.

In Good Mourning(2002), an American stoner comedy film written and directed by Machine Gun Kelly, she played Sabrina the Stalker, who is stalking London Clash (played by Machine Gun Kelly himself), the lead character in the movie.

Boyd Studios

Jenna and her brother Cayden started Boyd Studios in July 2023, it is an Oklahama based acting training class, they aim to train actors and help them be hired locally.

 

Interesting Facts

  • Jenna became a model when she was just 2 years old.
  • Jenna as a kid has appeared on The Barney Show.
  • She has appeared on the TV commercial Promoting Winter Olympics (2001) & other print Ads.
  • She has worked as a Consultant at Rodan + Fields. [3]
  • She is an Entrepreneur, owns a firm.
  • She as a pet dog named Hayden, previously had one named Tippie.
  • She started working with Rodan + Fields when she was at college, she would be working on her mobile even when at college. She likes being part of business.
  • Jenna has stunning facial resemblance to her mother Debbie, they often get confused for twins.
  • Good student: Jenna has been good at studies, she had been a 'A' student throughout her school days.
  • As a child she liked spending her time playing 'Spy', horseback riding, making perfumes at home
  • She is a Certified Pilates Trainer. [3]
  • She practiced boxing at Prevail Boxing. She feels she becomes moody if she doesn't exercise enough. [5]
  • She played Guitar for hobby.
  • On her twitter profile she describes herself as "Actress", "Skincare specialist", "Christ Seeker", "Bookworm"
  • Self tested personality Type of Jenna: INTJ
  • She is a devout Christian, she loves being part of the religious festivals.
  • The Unhinged Kitchen: An instagram channel by Jenna, where she shows of her unhinged ways of kitchen preparations, mostly dealing with dairy products

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2022 Good Mourning Sabrina the Stalker  
2019 Spin Bridget Short
2017 Nowhere, Michigan  Madison  
2014 Runaway Abby TV Movie
2013 Complicity Rachel  
2012 Last Ounce of Courage Madison Rogers  
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  Bailey   
2005 In an Instant  The Girl  Short 
2003 The Missing   Dot Gilkeson  
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star   Sally Finney  
2003 The Hunted Loretta Kravitz  
2002 Mary Christmas Felice Wallace TV Movie

 

Series

Year Series Character Notes
2017–2021 Atypical Paige Hardaway 31 episodes; REcurring
2019 Mr. Mom Chelsea 1 episode
2016 Code Black Vanessa 1 episode
2008 Criminal Minds Jessica Evanson 1 episode
2007 The Gathering Elizabeth Foster Mini Series; 2 episodes
2007 Ghost Whisperer Julie Parker 1 episode
2003 Carnivàle Maddy Crane 1 episode
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sasha Rittle 1 episode
2002 Six Feet Under 7-Year-Old Girl 1 episode
2002 Special Unit 2 (voice) 1 episode
2001 Just Shoot Me! Hannah Gallo 1 episode
2001  Titus 5-Year-Old Shannon 1 episode
2001  The Geena Davis Show Kid 1 episode

Jenna in hot workout pants

Image: Jenna in hot workout pants

 

Awards

Year Award Work Notes
2008

Young Artist Awards

"Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress"

Nomination

Ghost Whisperer For the episode "Children of Ghosts" 
2006

Young Artist Awards

"Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress"

Nomination

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  
2005

Teen Choice Awards

Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female

Nomination

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  
2004

Saturn Award

Best Performance by a Younger Actor

Nomination

The Missing Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
2004

Sierra Award

Youth in Film

Nomination

The Missing Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
2004

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress

Winner

The Missing  
2004

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress

Nomination

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star  
2004

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female

Nomination

The Missing  
2003

Young Artist Award

Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Supporting Young Actress

Nomination

Mary Christmas  

 

Quotes

  • I'm not the kind of person who sits off by myself and ignores everyone. I like to be happy [3]
  • I'm the kind of person who likes to dance around the set and go "Hi, everybody! [3]
  • Be kind. Work hard. Repeat.
  • People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it
  • Few things make me angrier than a girl wearing Juicy sweatpants while carrying a Louis.
  • No feeling quite like DESTROYING your to-do list. Let the Friday night commence.
  • It means the world to me to be able to also empower others to do the same and personally help them grow their businesses. I just want people to know that they don’t have to sacrifice their dream for the status quo [4]

 

Sources

  1. Jenna Boyd on wikipedia
  2. Jenna Boyd Awards
  3. Jenna Boyd bio on imdb
  4. Jenna Boyd interview on Yahoo Lifestyle
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