— Posted by Alyssa
She’s not necessarily a newbie. In fact, Ms. Malone has been a working actress since 1996. However, she has been overlooked for her peculiar choices and dynamic screen presence. Her first movie role with credit was playing Anna Harrison in the Julia Roberts/Susan Sarandon feel-good film Stepmom in 1998.
Her real rise to fame came when she starred as Jake Gyllenhaal’s emo girlfriend in the cult classic, Donnie Darko. From there, she picked up roles that were beloved by fans, but overlooked by many in such films as: Life as a House, Saved!, The United States of Leland, Into the Wild, and Sucker Punch. She was also in critically-appraised gems like Pride & Prejudice and the successful mini-series “Hatfields and McCoys.”
Next up for the Golden Globe nominated actress, a role in the drama The Wait alongside Chloe Sevigny, a pivotal role as Johanna Mason in the next installment of The Hunger Games franchise, the drama Lonely Hunter alongside Logan Marshall-Green playing Tennessee Williams, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice starring a heavyweight cast that includes: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Josh Brolin, and the thriller Angelica.
And like her character in Sucker Punch, this girl’s career is about to “Rocket”.