Donahue at 2009 Screamfest, Los Angeles, CA
November 8, 1981|
Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
Jocelin Donahue (born November 8, 1981) is an American actress. She is best known for her lead role in Ti West's critically acclaimed horror film The House of the Devil, winning Best Actress at the 2009 LA Screamfest.
Donahue was born and raised in Bristol, Connecticut, and graduated from Bristol Central High School in 1999. After high school, she attended New York University, where she earned a degree in sociology.
Donahue began her career in short films, appearing in several of them between 2006 and 2008. After a supporting role in the Western horror film The Burrowers (2008), Donahue was cast as the lead in The House of the Devil in 2009. She went on to play leading roles in The Last Godfather by Korean filmmaker Shim Hyung-rae, and in the independent film Live at the Foxes Den. In 2012 she appeared in The End of Love, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and worked with director Terrence Malick on Knight of Cups. She played a young version of Barbara Hershey's character in Insidious: Chapter 2, which was released in September 2013.
As a commercial actress, she has appeared in numerous national campaigns, including ads for Levi's, Zune, Vitamin Water, Apple, and Subway. In campaigns for Ketel One and Old Navy, she worked with directors David O. Russell and Roman Coppola.
She followed this with a role in the drama Live at the Foxes Den (2013), and had a small supporting part in Terrence Malick's experimental film Knight of Cups (2015). She also appeared in the anthology horror film Holidays (2016), in a segment directed by Anthony Scott Burns.
|2007||Masquerade||Young Woman||Short film|
|2007||Roman Candles||Wendy||Short film|
|2007||Not Another High School Show||Melissa||Television film|
|2008||Express 831||Star||Short film|
|2008||The Burrowers||Maryanne Stewart|
|2009||He's Just Not That Into You||Cute Girl|
|2009||The House of the Devil||Samantha Hughes||Screamfest Award for Best Actress|
|2010||Wes and Ella||Ella|
|2010||The Last Godfather||Nancy Bonfante|
|2011||Butterfinger the 13th||Betty||Short film|
|2012||The End of Love||Jocelin|
|2013||Distant Places||Mia||Short film|
|2013||Insidious: Chapter 2||Young Lorraine|
|2013||Live at the Foxes Den||Kat|
|2014||The Crumb of It||May||Short film|
|2014||Knight of Cups||Jocelin|
|2015||Midnight Sex Run||Jennifer Peters|
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