Best of the New 2010: People & Ideas
The actress, 29, isn’t technically new to Boston. She grew up in the heart of Jamaica Plain, dancing with the Boston Ballet as a youngster and starring in shows at the Wheelock Family Theatre as a teen. But in 2010, Jones took on a breakout movie role: brooding female werewolf Leah in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Yes, her ballet experience did help with those werewolf jumps, she says. And, no, she hasn’t forgotten her roots. She appeared at a Wheelock fund-raiser in May.