Elijah Wood | Biography
An American professional actor, Elijah Wood has been addressed as the most gifted young actor of Hollywood. He had aimed to be an actor from the young age and always fought for gaining his dream true. Since the age of six, he has been a professional Hollywood actor and has been giving his full-time in promotion of the Hollywood screen by delivering his praise-worthy performances. Also credited as Elijah Jordan Wood, he was born to be the second among three to delicatessen operators, Debra and Warren Wood on 28th January, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa United States. Born and brought up in the Roman Catholic backgrounds, he had built his interests in dramatic arts, modeling and music from the early days.
A private person Elijah Wood prefers to keep his personal life and relationships far from the media concern. However, being popular as the part of Hollywood movie industry, some of his romantic relationships were known to public. During 2002, he was known to have dated Franka Potene, a German actress and is also rumored to have romantically linked with ‘Black and White’ co-star, Bijou Phillips during early 2000s but later he had denied the rumors in 2005. Beginning the relationship in 2004 with the dancer, Pamela Raccine, the couple had separated in 2010. Besides these, no more details about his personal life has been found.
Wood had begun his career at the age of seven, landing the several modeling jobs in his hometown. His works moved then moved to varieties of television commercials and then to television movies before beginning a successful career in featured movies. Prior to all those, the handsome boy lived an ordinary life but rarely missed school plays and musicals. As soon as his performance in school dramas like ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ was noticed by the public, he was encouraged to be a professional actor. Thus, he was enrolled at the local modeling school named as Avant Models & Talent. At the beginning, innocent Wood had any idea about the audition only noteworthy point was that his natural charisma and charm had won the heart of many people. Moving to Los Angeles in the year 1988, he had got his first break performing in musical video of Paula Abdul’s song ‘Forever Your Girl’. That subsequently followed his pivotal role in television movie ‘Child in the Night’ and then a minor role in movie ‘Back to the Future Part II’. Then playing the role in ‘Avalon’, he garnered high attention from the viewers along with the widespread critical praise. His follow-up roles were in movies like ‘Internal Affairs’, ‘Forever Young’, ‘The Good Son’, ‘The Adventures of Huck Film’, ‘The Good Son’, etc. Playing a lead role in ‘The Ice Storm’, ‘Flipper’ and ‘Deep Impact’ brought him to the high stardom. Portraying the role of Frado Baggins in movie ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’, he gained much more recognition. Afterwards, he had landed a role of lab-technician in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and a serial killer, Kevin in film adaptation of comedy book-series ‘Sin City’. Despite the limited release, he earned critical acclaim for the movies ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ and ‘Green Street’. His first starring television role was in FX sitcom ‘Wilfred’ in 2010. Besides these, he given a voice role in several animated movies and has also played supporting roles in small and big-screened movies. This actor, who rose into fame since the young age, has garnered the net-worth of $30 million till date.
Aside acting, Elijah had interest in music as well. In 2005, he had established his own record label named ‘Simian Records’. In the next year, signing with The Apples in Stereo, the band had released their first album ‘New magnetic Wonder’ in 2007. He had worked for the ‘Pandemoniumfromamerica’, Viggo Mortensen’s album by giving background vocal and playing various musical instruments. Moreover, his generosity of spirit is admired by the entire people who know about him and his involvement in the various charitable issues. He has been an advocate to Youth AIDS/ALDO and Keep A Child Alive.
Unspeakably cute and young Wood was really a willful child, who began the journey of fame by performing in stages, movies and televisions. He took to the stage early at the age of six winning a bit part in his elementary school’s adaptation of various plays. Wood’s talents, skill and careful selection of different varieties of roles have led him to win innumerable awards and nominations. His fans can learn his detailed biography with the latest updates about him in wiki and various other internet sites.