"Champion" of Dogs (Dog)
Jena Malone once chased down an animal abuser she spotted in Hollywood from her car. After yelling at the abuser, she stepped out of her vehicle and started chasing the suspect who ran as she approached. After a number of witnesses intervened, the suspect was subdued and the dog, named Champion, was rescued and returned to it’s rightful owner. The owner, Kelly McKinney, explained that her son had taken her six year old Maltipoo while she was at work.
Jena Malone is an American actress and musician. Malone’s breakout role came in 1998, when she was cast as the troubled teenager in the film “Stepmom.” She followed this up with memorable performances in films such as “Donnie Darko,” “Pride & Prejudice,” and “The Hunger Games” franchise alongside Jennifer Lawrence. Malone has also made a name for herself in independent films, working with directors like Sean Baker, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Kelly Reichardt.
She has appeared in music videos for artists such as The Shoe and Bastille, and she has worked with actors like Kevin Costner, Ryan Gosling, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Malone has also been involved in several charitable organizations, including the Art of Elysium, which brings art and creativity to hospitalized children, and the Innocence Project, which works to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals.
In addition to her acting career, Malone is also a musician. She has released music under the name The Shoe, and she has collaborated with musicians like David Bowie and Brian Eno. Malone’s music has been praised for its experimental style and emotional depth, and she has been compared to artists like Björk and PJ Harvey.
Malone is also an advocate for animal rights and animal non-profit organizations. She has worked with organizations like Mercy for Animals, which works to end animal cruelty in the food industry, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, which aims to protect endangered species around the world.