Janet Ruth Montgomery born in 29 October 1985 is an English film and TV actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles in The Hills Run Red and Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, as well as her role as Eric Murphy's assistant Jennie in HBO's Entourage
Life and career
Montgomery was born in Bournemouth, England. She began her acting career at the age of 12, when she appeared on British children show Short Change, with her brother Jason. In 2008, she was cast as the love interest of Nicholas Hoult in an episode of the teen drama Skins. Montgomery appeared in both the critically acclaimed Dis/Connect and short film Flushed. After a few years of living in London, she moved to Los Angeles so she could chase the dreams she had as a child.
In September 2008, it was announced Montgomery had signed on to portray the role of Serina in Dark Castle Entertainment's Slasher Horror film The Hills Run Red. Filming took place towards the star of 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The film stars Sophie Monk and Tad Hilgenbrink. The film premiered at Horror film festival UK Frightfest. The film was released Straight-to-DVD on 29 September 2009. Despite Montgomery's performance being well received, critical reception was negative.
In April 2008, Montgomery announced she had signed on to portray the role of Alex, the leading female character of Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. The film is the third instalment of the Cannibal Horror trilogy series Wrong Turn. Filming took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 4 August 2008. Filming ended on 4 September 2008. The film was announced completed in January 2009. The film was released Straight-to-DVD on 20 October 2009 via Fox Home Entertainment. Critical reception was negative to mixed.
She portrayed the role of Fallyn Werner in the Lifetime film Accused at 17. The film follows "a teenager accused of murdering a fellow classmate claims to have been framed by her best friend. Her mother tries to find the truth". Critical reception was mixed to positive with Montgomery's performance being claimed to be the breakout role of the film.
In November 2009, Montgomery returned to London, England to portray the role of Giselle in the independent Horror film Dead Cert. The film was announced in Post-Production in March 2010. A release date is yet to be confirmed. She will also have a small role as Ruth in the upcoming Mystery film The Rapture which has yet to have an official release date.
In March 2010, Montgomery was cast to portray the supporting role of Madeline in Fox Searchlight Pictures' psychological thriller Black Swan. The film starred Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder. She played "a co-dancer jealous of Natalie Portman's character Nina's talented ballet dancing". Filming took place in late 2009 and the film was released in the U.S.A. on December 3, 2010. This was Montgomery's first theatrical film role.
Montgomery was recently announced to have signed on the independent Drama film Yellow portraying the role of Amanda. The film is yet to begin production. The film has a targeted 2011 release date.