Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up in the limelight, becoming a household name before even hitting puberty? Elijah Wood knows exactly what that feels like. From his breakout role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy to leading roles in countless Hollywood blockbusters, this former child star has become a true powerhouse in the entertainment industry. Join us as we delve into his fascinating biography and uncover all there is to know about one of Hollywood’s most talented and beloved actors.
Elijah Wood’s Early Life
Born on October 29, 1981, in Westwood, Los Angeles, Elijah Wood is the son of actor and director Rob Wood and homemaker Karen. Growing up, Elijah was always into acting and performing – he started out by performing in local theater productions before making his big-screen debut in his father’s short film The Opposite of Sex (1998).
After appearing in a number of small roles in feature films and television series throughout the early 2000s, Elijah caught the attention of Hollywood executives with his performance as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03). His subsequent roles in such blockbuster franchises as Spider-Man (2002), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), War Horse (2011) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) have made him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
In addition to his successful acting career, Elijah is also known for his activism work – he has been outspoken about issues like child sexual abuse and LGBT rights, and has participated in several campaigns to raise awareness about these issues. He is also a vocal supporter of PETA and has launched several initiatives to help animals through his charity organisation We Are Animals.
Elijah Wood is married to actress Maya Rudolph; they have two children together.
|Real Name||Elijah Jordan Wood|
|Nick Name:||Elijah Wood|
|Birth Place:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||28 January 1981|
|Age/How Old:||42 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’6”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 141 lbs
|Hair Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Education:||Laurel Springs School, Young Actors Space|
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
Elijah Wood began his acting career at the young age of five, appearing in a number of small television roles. He quickly made a name for himself with his lead performance as Frodo Baggins in the acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy, which earned him an Oscar nomination and international fame. Since then, Wood has starred in a number of critically-acclaimed films, including The Village and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In addition to his acting career, Wood is also well known for his work as a musician, having released two albums and performed with several bands. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Film and Television Projects
Elijah Wood is an actor, director, and producer who has starred in both film and television projects. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on December 27th, 1980, Wood started his acting career at the age of five when he appeared in the made-for-television film The Lost Boys. In 1987, he appeared in his first feature film role as Mikey Wheeler in the horror movie Child’s Play. He continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s and 2000s, most notably starring as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings. In 2003, he directed his first feature film Primer and also produced it. Since then, he has directed several other movies including Awake (2012), Green Room (2015), and It (2017). Additionally, Wood has had recurring roles on television series including Gilmore Girls and Arrested Development. He currently stars as President David Palmer on the AMC series The Walking Dead.
Elijah Wood was born on May 17, 1977 in Torrance, California to Judith (née Zuckerman) and Richard Wood. He has two older brothers, Seth and David, and a younger sister, Sarah. His family moved to Northern California when he was five years old. After graduating from high school in 1995, Wood studied at the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television. While there, he made his film debut in the independent feature film “Volcano”. In 1998, Wood landed his first major role in the teen thriller “The Faculty”. The following year he starred in Tim Burton’s blockbuster horror movie “Sleepy Hollow” as Ichabod Crane.
In 2001, Wood starred opposite Johnny Depp in Sam Raimi’s dark fantasy adventure “The Lord of the Rings”. The following year he starred alongside Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in Woody Allen’s romantic comedy-drama “Match Point”, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He reprised his role as Ichabod Crane in 2010 for Tim Burton’s sequel “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. In 2012, he appeared as Professor X in Bryan Singer’s superhero movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.
Wood is married to actress Jessica Simpson since February 2002; they have one child together.
Net Worth and Salary
Elijah Wood was born on July 9, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Anne (née Specht), a costume designer and painter, and Richard Wood, an actor and photographer. His maternal grandfather was film director John Specht. Wood began his acting career at the age of two when he appeared in a television commercial for Hamburger Helper. As a child, he made guest appearances on several shows including Growing Pains and The Wonder Years. In 1987, he starred as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy alongside Ian McKellen and Liv Tyler. After the trilogy’s release, Wood became known as one of Hollywood’s most bankable young actors. He has since appeared in films such as Forrest Gump (1994), The Village (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Iron Man 2 (2010), and War Horse (2011). In 2013, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street. Wood has also released three albums: 2004’s One Hour by Elijah Wood, 2014’s Born to Die EP, and 2016’s How to Be Wrong.
|Net Worth (2023)||$25 Million|
|Monthly Income And Salary||$0.1 Million +|
|Yearly Income And Salary||$2 Million +|