"Donnie Darko" actress Jena Malone dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and was granted legal emancipation from her mother, Deborah, in order to start an acting career. Malone, best known for her roles in movies such as "The Hunger Games," "Saved!" and "Stepmom," has since obtained her GED. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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