Elijah Wood

Born Jan 28, 1981
Age 35
Hometown City of Cedar Rapids
Religion Roman Catholicism
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Wood, Elijah Jordan
Eye Color Blue

Elijah Jordan Wood is an American actor. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989), then landed a succession of larger roles that made him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9, being nominated for several Young Artist Awards. He is best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its upcoming prequels The Hobbit films.… Read More

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1981 Birth Elijah Wood was born in 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the second of three children. … Read More
1988 7 Years Old Wood modeled and did local commercials. For his career, his family moved to Los Angeles in 1988, where he got his first break in the video for Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl", directed by David Fincher. … Read More


1993 12 Years Old In 1993, Wood played the title character in The Adventures of Huck Finn, and appeared in The Good Son; The following year he starred in The War. … Read More
1995 14 Years Old Wood's title role in North was followed by a Super Bowl commercial for Wavy Lay's potato chips (with Dan Quayle). In 1995, Wood was in the video for The Cranberries "Ridiculous Thoughts", played the lead role in Flipper, and was in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed, The Ice Storm.
1997 16 Years Old In 1997, Wood was Jack "The Artful Dodger" Dawkins in Tony Bill's film adaptation of Oliver Twist, and had a leading role in Deep Impact, and supporting one in The Faculty.
1999 18 Years Old In 1999, Wood played a suburban white teenager who affects hip-hop lingo in James Toback's Black and White, and a junior hitman in Chain of Fools. … Read More


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2005 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 12, 2005, Wood hosted a program called "MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed", when the new Xbox 360 games console was launched.
In 2006, he was part of the ensemble cast of Emilio Estevez's Bobby, in which his character marries to change his draft classification. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Day Zero, a drama about the draft in the United States, had its debut at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old On April 11, 2008, Wood was the guest host of Channel 4's Friday Night Project.
2009 28 Years Old On April 25, 2009, Wood was honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival as an American actor who "has made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema, and who brings striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to his roles". … Read More
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Wood, together with Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, founded The Woodshed, a production company that promotes horror films. … Read More


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2011 to 2014, Wood played the role of Ryan Newman in FX's cult dark comedy, Wilfred.
…  In 2012, he began voicing Beck in the animated series Tron: Uprising, Sigma in the tenth season of the Rooster Teeth series, Red vs. Blue, and Wirt in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014).
2013 32 Years Old 2013 Wood stars in Grand Piano (Director: Eugenio Mira, Writer: Damien Chazelle).
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