Elijah Wood

Actor, Celebrity

1981 –

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Who is Elijah Wood?

Elijah Jordan Wood is an American actor and film producer. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II, 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. As a child actor he starred in the films Radio Flyer, The Good Son, North and Flipper, and began to transfer to teenage roles in the films The Ice Storm, Deep Impact and The Faculty. He is best known for his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel The Hobbit. Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated and Bobby.

Wood has also provided the voices of the main character in the award-winning animated musical films Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, as well as the lead, 9, in the Tim Burton-produced action/science fiction film 9. In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He did the voice acting for Spyro in the Legend of Spyro trilogy. In 2012, he began voicing Beck in the animated series Tron: Uprising, and Sigma in the tenth season of the Rooster Teeth series Red vs. Blue. Since 2011, Wood has been playing the role of Ryan Newman in FX's dark comedy Wilfred.

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Born
Jan 28, 1981
Cedar Rapids
Also known as
  • Elijah Jordan Wood
  • Elwood
  • Monkey
  • Lijah
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • English American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Venice

Submitted
on July 23, 2013