Alena Pitts is a 15-year-old actress, author and vocalist.
The Kendrick Brothers’ WAR ROOM marked Alena’s professional acting debut, with Alena being cast in the major supporting role as Danielle Jordan. The movie was a box-office hit in 2015, becoming the 6th highest grossing Christian film in box office history. The film immediately launched Alena headfirst into the spotlight at the age of 11.
Shortly after, Alena started on a new journey and co-authored a three-book fictional series aptly titled, Lena In The Spotlight (Zonderkids, 2017). The books are written with her mother, Wynter Pitts, author and founder of For Girls Like You Magazine.
Though having experienced unbelievable success, Alena’s journey has not come without loss. She tragically and unexpectedly lost her mother on July 24th 2018. Though the pain has left her and her family heartbroken, they are not without hope and are using Wynter’s passing from death to life as an opportunity to share the hope found in Jesus Christ. Alena has found that sharing her story in song and writing has brought her the most healing.
Alena remains very grounded and values her relationship with Jesus Christ as her highest priority, followed by her commitment to her family including three sisters, Kaitlyn (12) and twins Camryn and Olivia (10). She and her family reside in Franklin, TN.