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How You Know Her: Before she starred in the retro horror thriller House of the Devil, Jocelin made a brief, but oh so memorable, appearance as "girl in phone booth" in that Levi's ad where the guy's pants are magically connected to the street below (you know the one). Her role in House snagged her Best Actress at Screamfest '09, pretty much ensuring that the NYU grad (Suma cum Laude, no less) won't really be needing that Sociology degree.

On Type Casting: "What a delight to have [the House of the Devil script] come across my desk! I read a lot of horror film scripts because that's what's out there for skinny girls. [Laughs]…In terms of my role of Samantha, she's smart and innocent in a way that many modern female roles aren't. I'm really proud that I got to do that, play this kind of character in a movie I could show to my little cousin's. [Laughs] A lot of times you read scripts for horror films and think 'OK, my parents can't watch me in this'." - via ShockTillYouDrop.com

On The 'House': "Shooting in a really isolated house in the middle of nowhere gave it the ultimate creep factor. That was really trippy for me. In my experience, the basement scene was the most extreme, as it was very visceral and violent—up to that point, there’s not any violence in the film, but all this tension has built up." - via Tribeca Film

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Jocelin Donahue

Jocelin Donahue

Jocelin Donahue

Jocelin Donahue

Jocelin Donahue