Jenna Michelle Boyd (born March 4, 1993) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the feature films The Missing and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the Netflix series Atypical.
Jenna Michelle Boyd
March 4, 1993
|Alma mater||Pepperdine University|
|Relatives||Cayden Boyd (brother)|
Early life, education and family
Jenna Boyd was born in Bedford, Texas. She was discovered at age two in a modeling search. She and her parents and younger brother Cayden (also an actor) relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. In September 2019, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of the Tulsa Remote program.
She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, where she earned a business degree.
Boyd began her career at age three, appearing in episodes of the children's TV show Barney & Friends. She simultaneously acted and figure skated. In Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star she plays the daughter of a family hired by the titular character (David Spade) to help him recapture his childhood. 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.
In 2005 Boyd played the leukemia-suffering Bailey Graffman in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Other 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", playing a troubled teenager living in a foster home. In 2017, she played Paige Hardaway, the girlfriend of the autistic main character, Sam Gardner, in the Netflix series Atypical.
Boyd is also a skincare consultant for Rodan and Fields, having been inspired by acne problems during her teenage years.
|2003||The Hunted||Loretta Kravitz|
|2003||Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Sally Finley|
|2003||The Missing||Dot Gilkeson|
|2005||In an Instant||The Girl|
|2005||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Bailey|
|2012||Last Ounce of Courage||Maddie Rogers|
|2001||The Geena Davis Show||Kid||Episode: "Car Wash"|
|2001||Titus||5-Year-Old Shannon||Episode: "Shannon's Song"|
|2001||Just Shoot Me!||Hannah Gallo||Episode: "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||The Gathering||Elizabeth 'Zee' Foster||TV miniseries|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Jessica Evanson||Episode: "Minimal Loss"|
|2017-present||Atypical||Paige Hardaway||Recurring role|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Supporting Young Actress||Felice Wallace in Mary Christmas||Nominated|
|2004||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress||Sally Finney in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress||Dot Gilkeson in The Missing||Won|
|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|
|2005||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female||Bailey Graffman in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Nominated|
|2006||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress||Nominated|
|2008||Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress||Julie Parker in Ghost Whisperer||Nominated|
- "Jenna Boyd: Sob Sister". Washington Post. June 1, 2005. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
- Spencer, Samuel (September 14, 2018). "Atypical season 2 cast: Who is Jenna Boyd? Who plays Paige?". express.co.uk. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
- staff, Tyler Butler, KTUL (2019-09-03). "Actress moves to Tulsa as part of Tulsa Remote program". KTUL. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
- Parker, Maggie (October 18, 2017). "Bailey from 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' is all grown up — and a stunning skin care guru". Yahoo.com. Retrieved August 8, 2019.