Jenna Boyd
Background information
Birthname Jenna Michelle Boyd
Born March 4, 1993 (1993-03-04) (age 28)
Birthplace Bedford, Texas, United States
Cause of death
Alternate names
Occupation(s) Actress, director
Years active 2001-present
Relatives Cayden Boyd (brother)

Jenna Michelle Boyd (born March 4, 1993) is an American actress and director.

Life and career

Jenna Boyd was born in Bedford, Texas and moved with her parents and younger brother Cayden (also an actor) to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. After a few small roles on television and film, Boyd's big break came when she was cast in The Missing, alongside Cate Blanchett and Evan Rachel Wood. Boyd's performance was praised in critical reviews of this film, although the film itself was not particularly well received. Previously she had been in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star playing the daughter of a family hired by the title character (David Spade) to help him recapture his childhood. In 2005 Boyd played the Leukemia-suffering Bailey Graffman in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Her recent roles include the Lifetime miniseries The Gathering in which she played the daughter of a doctor (Peter Gallagher) searching for his wife and in the Ghost Whisperer episode "Children of Ghosts" she played a troubled teenager living in a foster home.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hunted, TheThe Hunted Loretta Kravitz
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Sally Finley
2003 Missing, TheThe Missing Dot Gilkeson
2005 In an Instant The Girl
2005 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, TheThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Bailey
2012 Complicity Rachel
2012 Last Ounce of Courage Maddie Rogers
2014 Runaway Abby
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Geena Davis Show, TheThe Geena Davis Show Kid Episode: "Car Wash"
2001 Titus 5-Year-Old Shannon Episode: "Shannon's Song"
2001 Just Shoot Me! Hannah Gallo Epiosde: "Christmas? Christmas!"
2002 Special Unit 2 (voice) Episode: "The Piper"
2002 Six Feet Under 7-Year-Old Girl Episode: "The Secret"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sasha Rittle Episode: "Cross Jurisdictions"
2002 Mary Christmas Felice Wallace TV movie
2003 Carnivàle Maddy Crane Episode: "Milfay"
2007 Ghost Whisperer Julie Parker Episode: "Children of Ghosts"
2007 Gathering, TheThe Gathering Elizabeth 'Zee' Foster TV miniseries
2008 Criminal Minds Jessica Evanson Episode: "Minimal Loss"

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Role
Young Artist Award 2003 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Supporting Young Actress Nominated Felice Wallace in Mary Christmas
2004 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Nominated Sally Finney in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress Won Dot Gilkeson in The Missing
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Youth in Film Nominated
Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated
Teen Choice Award 2005 Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female Nominated Bailey Graffman in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Young Artist Award 2006 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Nominated
2008 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Nominated Julie Parker in Ghost Whisperer

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