Jocelin Yvonne Donahue is a native of Bristol, Connecticut. She is a graduate of New York University with a degree in Sociology. After a supporting role in The Burrowers, Donahue was cast as the lead in Ti West's critically acclaimed horror film The House of the Devil, winning Best Actress at the 2009 LA Screamfest. She went on to play leading roles in The Last Godfather by Korean filmmaker Shim Hyung-Rae, and in the independent films Live at the Foxes Den and The Living. She appeared in The End of Love, which premiered at the 2012 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.