Evan Rachel Wood
American actress and singer
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic and Once and Again. She made her debut as a leading film actress in Little Secrets (2002) and became well known after her transition to a more adult-oriented Golden Globe-nominated role in the teen drama film Thirteen (2003).
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Still Showing Her Sexy Sadie Side, Dana Fuchs Sets the Stage to Rise and Shine
Huffington Post - 21 days
Whatever happened to Sexy Sadie? Embodied by Dana Fuchs, she's alive and well and ready to knock your socks off -- if you let her. "I would love people to know that I'm first and foremost a songwriter, a singer, and it's very much like that Sadie character," Fuchs said from her Harlem apartment near the end of an hourlong phone conversation in late January while expecting some terrible weather to hit New York City. "But of course, it's my own music," she added, a bad cold making her deep voice sound even lower and sexier. "It's that kind of raw, rocking, soulful music, and I would love people to know that Sadie is Dana Fuchs, who is living as a musician." It's been 10 years since Fuchs (pronounced Fyooks) made her motion picture mark as Sadie, a powerful blues singer, very hip chick and Earth Mother in Across the Universe. Julie Taymor's wonderfully innovative and inexcusably ignored movie set in the 1960s was filled with teen romance, wild imagery and incredibly inventi ...
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Evan Rachel Wood on Why She's Wearing Suits
ABC News - 22 days
"Westworld" star wore a suit to the SAG Awards, accompanied by her new fiance.
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Ellen Recruits Hollywood's Biggest LGBTQ Stars To Pay Tribute To Obama
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Ellen DeGeneres followed up her heartfelt goodbye to Barack Obama with a little help from her A-list friends on Friday.  Neil Patrick Harris, Laverne Cox, Jonathan Groff and Evan Rachel Wood are just a few of the LGBTQ stars to thank the former president for his administration’s acknowledgement of the queer community in a video segment that will air on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday. Allies like Debra Messing, Macklemore and Drew Barrymore get in on the fun, too, tipping their hat to the outgoing president’s administration for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” supporting marriage equality and other pro-LGBTQ efforts.  “You presided over a period of time that turned out to be, in many ways, one of the most positive periods of time ever in the lives of gay Americans,” Jim Parsons says in the clip, which can be viewed above. Wood, who is bisexual, echoed those sentiments, thanking Obama for “changing the way that people thought about us, and honestly, the way I ...
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'Fantastic Four' Co-Stars Jamie Bell And Kate Mara Are Engaged
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At least one good thing came out of the disastrous 2015 reboot of “Fantastic Four.” Cast members Jamie Bell and Kata Mara met while on the film and are now engaged, a rep for the actress confirmed to E! on Friday.  Bell, 30, and Mara, 33, have been a thing since the fall of 2015, according to People. And although Bell told E! last March that they were not planning a trip down the aisle, things must have changed because Mara posted a photo on Twitter last week where she was sporting a superhero-sized ring. #NYGiants #Steelers pic.twitter.com/ss5X7M5ko2 — Kate Mara (@katemara) January 8, 2017 No wedding date has been announced. This will be the first marriage for Ms. Mara and the second for Bell, who separated from his first wife, Evan Rachel Wood, in May 2014. Bell has a son from that marriage. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for pers ...
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Octavia Spencer Says 'Less Underwear' Is The Key To A Fun Red Carpet
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Octavia Spencer knows how to make the Golden Globes even more fun: a sharp tuxedo and not a whole lot of underwear.  The “Hidden Figures” actress appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday and spoke to the talk show host about her outfit ― and the lack of shape-wear beneath it.  “I don’t think I’ve ever been to an awards show and had as much fun as I did this past time. I chose to wear a tuxedo and in doing that, I was able to be freer,” Spencer said while making a funny face, drawing laughs from the audience. “Less underwear. A lot less underwear.” The actress said that everyone told her she looked “radiant,” which they assumed was because of her movie dominating the box office and overtaking “Rogue One” for the top spot. Not so, said Spencer, again crediting her lack of undergarments and the menswear-inspired outfit she wore.  “More women need to say, ‘You know what? We’re going to wear the pantsuit,” she said. Fellow Golden Globes attend ...
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The 66 Best Things in Pop Culture in 2016
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2016 was a bad year. We know it. It's been written everywhere. The world is in complete disarray. Even if you voted for Trump, you have to agree with that. Celebrity deaths were too much to handle. The Oscars were "so white." Mariah pulled a Milli Vanilli at the final hour. I could go on and on, but I won't. The year wasn't all bad. Here are my personal favorite things about the year in film, television, and music in no particular order. Share your own below. Here's hoping 2017 is better. Believe in hope. 1. The Chicago Cubs winning The World Series and Bill Murray and John Cusack's reactions to it 2. Lion - the acting, writing, and direction 3. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences 4. David Bowie's grand exit - Lazarus 5. Bon Iver's brilliant 22, A Million 6. Everything about Nocturnal Animals 7. Letters to Cleo's comeback 8. Spider-man's awesome cameo in Civil War 9. Amy Adams in Arrival especially the scene in which she makes "contact" 10. Westworld, a serie ...
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The Sky is the Limit for Holiday Hair
Huffington Post - 2 months
It's that time of year again. The holidays are here and many of us have calendars that are filled to the brim with everything from company parties to children's concerts. With all this activity, we want to feel that we look our best for all the seasonal events while avoiding wearing the same hairstyle that we wear during our everyday routines. For me, the go to for ideas is always the red carpets of Hollywood. Each year I look forward to watching the Critic's Choice awards because the show typically falls right in the middle of the holidays. It's great to watch my favorite Hollywood headliners dressed in the colors of the season which they pair with everything from casual to exquisite hairstyles. So many different starlets caught my eye this year. Let's start with Evan Rachel Wood and her asymmetrical look. When I say "asymmetrical", I am referring to when the hair is cut, or appears to be cut, different lengths on each side. This is a style that we have seen in the past and I p ...
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Golden Globes 2017: Stars React to Nominations
ABC News - 2 months
Evan Rachel Wood and Mahershala Ali are "proud" and "appreciative."
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Celebrities Express Disgust Over Non-Consensual Rape Scene In 'Last Tango In Paris'
Huffington Post - 3 months
Over the weekend, an old video interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci resurfaced online. In the clip, Bertolucci says the rape scene involving Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider’s characters in “Last Tango In Paris” was non-consensual. Naturally, the revelation ― which was news to many ― garnered some passionate responses from members of Hollywood who shared their disgust on social media.  Jessica Chastain, for instance, tweeted about the news, writing, “I feel sick.”  To all the people that love this film- you're watching a 19yr old get raped by a 48yr old man. The director planned her attack. I feel sick. https://t.co/qVDom2gYf6 — Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 3, 2016 The “Miss Sloane” star expanded on her tweet in an interview with People magazine.  Brando and Bertolucci “conspired to basically rape” Schneider, Chastain said. “She didn’t know that that was going to happen, and he said he didn’t want her to act humiliated, he wanted he ...
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Actress Evan Rachel Wood on Twitter: 'I have been raped'
Reuters.com - 3 months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood said on Tuesday she was taking a break from social media, a day after revealing on Twitter that she had been sexually abused twice.
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Evan Rachel Wood: 'Yes. I Have Been Raped'
ABC News - 3 months
Evan Rachel Wood is opening up on being a victim of sexual assault.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Evan Rachel Wood
  • 2016
    Age 28
    In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Wood and others told the stories of the people killed there.
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  • 2015
    Age 27
    She voiced Marianne in Strange Magic 2015 She is featured with Chris Evans in a 2016 ad for Gucci Guilty Eau fragrances."
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  • 2014
    Age 26
    In May 2014, Wood and Bell announced that they had separated after 19 months of marriage.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    Wood played Gabi in the 2013 psychological romantic thriller film Charlie Countryman with Shia LaBeouf and Rupert Grint.
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  • 2012
    Age 24
    In 2012, she stated, "I believe in God but I am not religious.
    More Details Hide Details I am spiritual. My definition of God isn't in any religion. It's very personal." Wood has a black belt in taekwondo.
    In August 2012, Wood came out as bisexual via Twitter.
    More Details Hide Details Wood's mother is a convert to Judaism and Wood's father is Christian. In 2003, Wood described herself as Jewish.
    Her personal life, particularly her relationship with Marilyn Manson, to whom she was previously engaged, has attracted press attention. In 2012, she married English actor Jamie Bell, with whom she has one son. They separated in 2014 after two years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Wood was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a locally prominent actor, singer, theater director, and playwright; he is the Executive Director of a local regional theatre company called Theatre in the Park. Her mother, Sara Lynn Moore (born March 6, 1958), is an actress, director, and acting coach. Wood's brother, Ira David Wood IV, is also an actor; she has two other brothers, Dana and Thomas, and a sister named Aden. Her paternal aunt, Carol Winstead Wood, was a Hollywood production designer.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    In the summer of 2011, Wood was reported to have rekindled her relationship with Jamie Bell, five years after they first broke up. The couple married in a small ceremony on October 30, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details They have one son, born in July 2013. Wood had a natural home birth with her son, and publicly thanked Ricki Lake, creator of the documentary The Business of Being Born, for inspiring her decision.
    She portrayed the title character's daughter in the 2011 HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
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    Wood had a role in the film The Conspirator, which premiered at Ford's Theatre in Washington D. C. in April, 2011, directed by Robert Redford (about the conspiracy surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln).
    More Details Hide Details She also had a role in The Ides of March.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    She appeared at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010.
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    Wood and Manson ended their engagement in August 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 21
    Wood had a recurring role in the second and third seasons of the HBO supernatural drama series, True Blood, from 2009 to 2011 as Sophie-Anne Leclerq.
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    In May 2009, she played Juliet in six fundraising performances of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Theater In The Park.
    More Details Hide Details The production was directed by her brother, who also starred.
    Wood co-starred in Woody Allen's Whatever Works, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, playing the young wife of Larry David's character.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    The couple split in November 2008; according to Wood, they "both decided to take some time apart so they could concentrate on work". They later re-united and it was reported in early January 2010 that the couple was engaged to be married.
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    Wood starred in 2008's Vadim Perelman-directed The Life Before Her Eyes, based on the Laura Kasischke novel of the same name, about the friendship of two teens of opposite character who are involved in a Columbine-like shooting incident at their school and are forced to make an impossible choice.
    More Details Hide Details Wood played the younger version of Uma Thurman's character, Diana. One critic cited her performance as "hands-down extraordinary". Wood stated that she intended the film to be the last one in which she played a teenager. In the same year, she also co-starred in director Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, about Randy "Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke), a professional wrestler from the 1980s who is forced to retire after a heart attack threatens to kill him the next time he wrestles. Wood played Stephanie, Randy "Ram" Robinson's estranged daughter. Of her performance, one critic wrote, "Once her character stops stonewalling her father and hears him out, Wood provides a fine foil for Rourke in their turbulent scenes together."
    Wood provided the voice of an alien named Mala, a mechanically inclined free-thinker, in Battle for Terra, a 2008 computer-animated science fiction film about a peaceful alien planet that faces destruction from colonization by the displaced remainder of the human race.
    More Details Hide Details The film won the 2008 Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The film showed at the San Francisco International Film Festival, where she received an award at the Midnight Awards along with Elijah Wood.
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Wood had roles in two films released in September 2007.
    More Details Hide Details King of California, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, a story of a bipolar jazz musician (Michael Douglas) and his long-suffering teenage daughter, Miranda (Wood), who are reunited after his two-year stay in a mental institution and who embark on a quixotic search for Spanish treasure. One review praised Wood's performance as "excellent". Across the Universe, a Julie Taymor-directed musical that was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award and was set in Liverpool, New York City, and Vietnam, focused on the tribulations of several characters during the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s. It was set to the songs of The Beatles. Wood, who has described the music of The Beatles as a major part of her life, played Lucy, who develops a relationship with Jude (Jim Sturgess). The film featured her singing musical numbers and she describes the role as her favorite, calling director Julie Taymor "one of the most amazing directors out there." One critic wrote that "Wood brings much-needed emotional depth."
    In January 2007, Wood's relationship with Marilyn Manson became public.
    More Details Hide Details The two met at a party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel; Wood has stated that she was attracted to Manson's frequent use of black eye liner and once described their relationship as "healthy and loving". Two portraits of Wood, painted by Manson, have been exhibited at the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art. Wood is also the inspiration behind Manson's song "Heart-Shaped Glasses", and she appeared with Manson in the song's music video. Manson has said that Wood's appearance was the highest-paid music video role ever.
    Wood was awarded the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation for her performance.
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  • 2006
    Age 18
    Later in 2006, Wood appeared with an all-star ensemble cast as Natalie Finch in the Golden Globe-nominated 2006 comedy-drama film Running with Scissors.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Annette Bening, the film was based on the memoir by Augusten Burroughs, which is a semi-autobiographical account of Burroughs' childhood in a dysfunctional family.
    Also in 2006, she was described by The Guardian as being "wise beyond her years" and as "one of the best actresses of her generation."
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    In September 2006, Wood received Premiere magazine's "Spotlight Award for Emerging Talent."
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  • 2005
    Age 17
    Wood began dating British actor Jamie Bell in 2005 after they co-starred in the music video for Green Day's song "Wake Me Up When September Ends." They got matching tattoos of each other's initials; in Wood's case, a "J" on her left ankle. After a year together, the relationship ended in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Wood later commented that, "We had matching tattoos because we knew our love would last forever. Trouble is, it didn't, things happened, we split. But I don't regret the tattoo. It reminds me of a great, great period in my life."
    In 2005, Wood starred in the music videos for Bright Eyes' "At the Bottom of Everything" and Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends".
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    In 2005, Wood appeared in the Mike Binder-directed The Upside of Anger, opposite Kevin Costner and Joan Allen, a well-reviewed film in which Wood played Lavender "Popeye" Wolfmeyer, one of four sisters dealing with their father's absence.
    More Details Hide Details Her character also narrated the film. Wood's next two starring roles were in dark independent films. In the 2005 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival nominee Pretty Persuasion, a black comedy/satirical focusing on themes of sexual harassment and discrimination in schools and attitudes about females in media and society, Wood played Kimberly Joyce, a manipulative, sexually active high-schooler. One critic commented, "Wood does flip cynicism with such precise, easy rhythms and with such obvious pleasure in naughtiness that she's impossible to hate." In Down in the Valley, which was directed by David Jacobson, Wood's character, Tobe, falls in love with an older man, a cowboy who is at odds with modern society (Edward Norton). Of her performance, it was written that "Wood conveys every bit of the adamant certainty and aching vulnerability inherent in late adolescence." Wood has commented on her choice of sexually themed roles, saying that she is not aiming for the "shock factor" in her film choices.
  • 2003
    Age 15
    During the time of Thirteens release, Vanity Fair named Wood as one of the It Girls of Hollywood, and she appeared, along with the other actresses, on the magazine's July 2003 cover.
    More Details Hide Details A supporting role opposite Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones in Ron Howard's The Missing, in which she played the kidnapped daughter, Lilly Gilkeson, followed the same year, as well as a role in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Got Murder? ".
    Wood's breakthrough movie role followed with the 2003 film Thirteen.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Tracy Louise Freeland, one of two young teens who sink into a downward spiral of hard drugs, sex, and petty crime. Her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress - Drama and for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Actress.
  • 2002
    Age 14
    Wood made her teenage debut as a leading film actress in 2002's Little Secrets, directed by Blair Treu, where she played aspiring 14-year-old concert violinist Emily Lindstrom.
    More Details Hide Details For that role, she was nominated for Best Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards. That same year, Wood played a supporting role in the Andrew Niccol-directed science fiction satirical drama film, S1m0ne, which starred Al Pacino.
  • 1998
    Age 10
    Wood's first major screen role was in the low-budget 1998 film Digging to China, which also starred Kevin Bacon and Mary Stuart Masterson.
    More Details Hide Details The film won the Children's Jury Award at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Wood remembers the role as initially being hard, but notes that it "eventually led to her decision that acting is something she might never want to stop doing." She also had a role in Practical Magic, a fantasy film directed by Griffin Dunne, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, that same year.
  • 1996
    Age 8
    In 1996, Wood's parents separated and later divorced, and Wood moved with her mother to her mother's native Los Angeles County, California.
    More Details Hide Details After a one-season role on the television drama Profiler, Wood was cast in the supporting role of Jessie Sammler on the television show Once and Again.
  • 1994
    Age 6
    Wood began her career appearing in several made-for-television films from 1994 onward, also playing an occasional role in the television series American Gothic.
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  • 1987
    Wood and her brothers were actively involved in Theatre in the Park while growing up, including an appearance by her in the 1987 production of her father's musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol when she was just a few months old.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, she played the Ghost of Christmas Past in several productions at the theater, and she later starred as Helen Keller alongside her mother (who played Anne Sullivan) in a production of The Miracle Worker, under her father's direction. Wood briefly attended Cary Elementary, a public school in Cary, North Carolina. She was subsequently home-schooled and received her high school diploma at age 15.
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