Elijah Wood

Actor, Model
As a child star, Elijah Wood's gentle demeanor and expressive eyes made him eminently likable with audiences, but it was his innate talent which helped him to make the successful transformation from cute kid to ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Conan 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Cooties 2015 (Movie)

Clint (Actor)

Over the Garden Wall 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Set Fire to the Stars 2015 (Movie)

John Malcolm Brinnin (Actor)

The Last Witch Hunter 2015 (Movie)

Dolan (Actor)

Grand Piano 2014 (Movie)

Tom Selznick (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Open Windows 2014 (Movie)

Nick Chambers (Actor)

Wilfred 2010 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Maniac 2013 (Movie)

Frank Zitto (Actor)

Pawn Shop Chronicles 2013 (Movie)

Johnny Shaw (Actor)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Frodo Baggins (Actor)

The Wind Rises 2013 (Movie)

Sone (Voice)

Tome of the Unknown 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Celeste and Jesse Forever 2012 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 - 1997, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 (Movie)

Frodo (Actor)

This Must Be Your Only Fantasy 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Treasure Island 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Tron: Uprising 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

Mumble (Voice)

Revenge for Jolly! 2011 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Fight for Your Right Revisited 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Oxford Murders 2010 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

The Romantics 2010 (Movie)

Chip (Actor)

9 2009 (Movie)

#9 (Voice)

Day Zero 2008 (Movie)

Feller (Actor)

Operation Filmmaker 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Quartier De La Madeleine") (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

William Avary (Actor)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Mumble (Actor)

Keith Barry: Extraordinary 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Everything Is Illuminated 2005 (Movie)

Jonathan Safran Foer (Actor)

Green Street Hooligans 2005 (Movie)

Matt Buckner (Actor)

MTV Presents XBox 360 Revealed 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2004 (Movie)

Tom Thumb (Actor)

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 2003 (Movie)

The Guy (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Frodo Baggins (Actor)

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Ash Wednesday 2002 (Movie)

Sean Sullivan (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Frodo Baggins (Actor)

Life Without Dick 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 (Movie)

Frodo Baggins (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Wren (Actor)

Chain of Fools 2000 (Movie)

Mikey (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Leo Biederman (Actor)

Oliver Twist 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

The Ice Storm 1997 (Movie)

Mikey Carver (Actor)

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Flipper 1996 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

North 1994 (Movie)

North (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The War 1994 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

Huckleberry Finn (Actor)

The Good Son 1993 (Movie)

Mark Evans (Actor)

The Witness 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

Nat (Actor)

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Paradise 1991 (Movie)

Willard Young (Actor)

Avalon 1990 (Movie)

Michael Kaye (Actor)

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

Video Game Boy--Griff Gang (Actor)

All I Want (TV Show)

Actor

Child in the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Dayo (TV Show)

Actor

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (TV Show)

Actor

The Witness (Movie)

(Actor)

WWII in HD: The Air War (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (7)

Cooties 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Curse The Darkness 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Set Fire to the Stars 2015 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Boy 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Open Windows 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Toad Road 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

The Long and Short of It 2002 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

As a child star, Elijah Wood's gentle demeanor and expressive eyes made him eminently likable with audiences, but it was his innate talent which helped him to make the successful transformation from cute kid to respected adult actor. At age nine, Wood was already well on his way in Hollywood when director Barry Levinson gave him a prominent role in "Avalon" (1990). The young actor soon starred in a wide variety of projects, including "The Good Son" (1993), the Rob Reiner flop "North" (1994), the Ang Lee-directed drama "The Ice Storm" (1997), and the teen horror romp "The Faculty" (1998). It was, however, the announcement in 1999 that Wood had been cast in the leading role of Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's massive "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy that would forever mark his still young career. Filmed over the course of an entire year in New Zealand, the "Rings" films were huge successes, both critically and commercially, propelling Wood into the strata of full-fledged movie star. After the final entry in the fantasy series had premiered, Wood kept up the momentum with roles in high-profile films like Robert Rodriguez's noir comic book adaptation "Sin City" (2005), more intimate projects like "The Romantics" (2010), and the bizarre TV comedy series "Wilfred" (FX, 2011- ). The opportunities continued to be vast and varied for Wood, a talented performer who, while proving his versatility as an actor, would be forever remembered for his moving portrayal of the brave hobbit, Frodo.

Relationships

Bijou Phillips Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Franka Potente Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Try Seventeen/All I Want" (2002)

Pamela Racine Actor

Companion
Met on the set of "Everything Is Illuminated" (2005) Split September 2010

Hannah Wood Actor

Sister
Born Oct. 7, 1983

Warren Wood

Father
Remained in Iowa when family moved to L.A. for Elijah's career Divorced from Debbie Wood c. 1997

Debbie Wood

Mother
Roman Catholic; moved from Iowa with children to L.A. to aid in Elijah's career Divorced from Warren Wood c. 1997

Zachariah Wood

Brother
Born c. 1974

Milestones

2012

Returned to Middle Earth as Frodo in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson

2011

Cast as a man who forms a unique relationship with his neighbor’s dog on the FX series "Wilfred"

2011

Reprised voiceover role in the animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"

2009

Lent his voice to the feature-length adaptation of Shane Acker's short film "9"

2007

Co-starred with Chris Klein and Jon Bernthal in "Day Zero"

2006

Cast in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination

2006

Voice the main character Mumble in the animated film "Happy Feet"

2005

Starred in Liev Schreiber's directing debut "Everything Is Illuminated," as a young American in search of the woman who saved his Jewish grandfather during the Nazi invasion in Ukraine

2005

Co-starred in the film adaptation of Frank Miller's uber-noir series of graphic novels "Sin City"; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez

2005

Played a journalist turned thug in "Green Street Hooligans," a film about the violent gangs associated with England's soccer teams

2004

Co-starred with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"; written by Charlie Kaufman

2003

Again played Frodo in the final installment of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

2002

Reprised role of Frodo Baggins for "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

2002

Played the younger brother of Edward Burns' character in Burns' "Ash Wednesday"

2001

Acted in "Life Without Dick"; aired on on Encore in lieu of theatrical release

2001

Portrayed Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's film version of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

1999

Played the boyfriend of a wannabe hip-hop groupie in James Toback's "Black and White"

1998

Co-starred in the surprise blockbuster "Deep Impact" and the Robert Rodriquez thriller "The Faculty"

1997

Portrayed the Artful Dodger (complete with Cockney accent) in the ABC movie presentation of "Oliver Twist"

1997

Won praise for his performance as the older son of Jamey Sheridan and Sigourney Weaver in Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm"

1996

Played the lead role in "Flipper"

1994

Played Kevin Costner's son in "War"

1994

Played the title role in Rob Reiner's comedy "North"

1993

Played the lead role in "The Adventures of Huck Finn"

1992

Co-starred with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis in "Forever Young"

1992

Co-starred with Joseph Mazzello in "Radio Flyer"

1991

First starring role, "Paradise," in which he played a young boy who brings estranged couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson back together

1990

First significant role, playing Aidan Quinn's son in Barry Levinson's "Avalon"

1989

Moved to Los Angeles with his family

1989

First break was a small role in Paula Abdul's music video for "Forever Your Girl"; directed by David Fincher

1989

Made feature debut in "Back to the Future II"

1988

Mother enrolled him in modeling school

Bonus Trivia

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His official website was found at www.elijahwood.com.

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