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Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Elijah Jordan Wood

Birth Date :

January 28, 1981

Birth Place :

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Claim to fame :

As Frodo Baggins in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy

Biography


"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get." Elijah Wood providently has either one as to why he could enjoy what he has fought and achieved during his entire acting career. A professional actor since the age of six, he's been addressed Hollywood's most gifted child actor of the 1990s. Best known for the role of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings movies, Elijah began his career as a model and moved on to commercials and TV-movies before starting a successful career in features. Prior to those, this handsome and dark-haired performer lived a very common and ordinary life 'till his acting career being noticed by the public shortly after he started school.

Nicknamed Elwood, he's born Elijah Jordan Wood on January 28, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is the middle of three children born to Warren and Debbie Wood, who run a deli in town. His brother Zack is a video game producer and seven years his senior, while his younger sister Hannah is a poet and actress. There he was in the chorus of "The Sound Of Music," the annual festival of his elementary school, held in 1987. The next year, he joined the audition for the lead role in “The Wizard Of Oz," another musical production at his school, which was part of the festival "Hooray for Hollywood." In time, he also was a choirboy in the Marion Creative Council's production called "See How They Run." The thought that Elwood could do some TV-related jobs as well suddenly crossed his mother's mind. Thus, she then enrolled him in a local modeling school, at Avant Studios, known as Avant Models & Talent, Cedar Rapids. It was half a year later that she took him to Los Angeles for an Annual International Modeling and Talent Association Convention, where Gary Scalzo, a talent manager, happened to be one of its judges.

Latest News


Elijah Wood Stars in Air New Zealand's Epic Safety Video Set in Middle-Earth

October 23, 2014 02:53:31 GMT

Air New Zealand has released a safety video which is set in Middle-Earth. The 4-minute clip titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made", which features gorgeous views of hills, rivers and grassy fields in New Zealand, starts with two fans catching their flight only to be transported into Middle-Earth. A flight attendant dressing up as an Elf then appears on screen and shows the usual instructions to fasten the seat belt.
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Elijah Wood Plays Under Deadly Threat in 'Grand Piano' Trailer

December 18, 2013 09:14:46 GMT

The first trailer for "" has arrived, showing as a once-great concert pianist Tom Selznick who stopped performing due to stage fright. As if overcoming his nervousness is not hard enough, he gets an unpleasant surprise during a comeback performance.
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Jake Owen Welcomes Baby Girl on Thanksgiving, Debuts Daughter on Twitter

November 23, 2012 04:13:40 GMT

is officially a father. His first daughter with wife Lacey Buchanan was born on Thursday, November 22, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was named Olive Pearl Owen to honor the singer's late godmother who died last July. The healthy baby weighed in at 6 lbs., 3 oz. and is 19.5 inches long.
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Elijah Wood Hits Back at Wranglers Claiming 'Hobbit' Producers Mistreated Animals

November 23, 2012 04:13:37 GMT

After "" producers were hit with accusation of mistreating animals during the filming in New Zealand, has spoken up in defense of the movie bosses. The actor, who will reprise his role as Frodo in the adventure movie, thinks the wrangles who made such claim are trying to make quick money.
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Elijah Wood Lets Out His Inner Serial Killer in First Official Photo of 'Maniac' Remake

May 11, 2012 04:15:52 GMT

gets bloody in a first official image for "" remake. Channeling his inner brutal killer persona, the actor playing Frodo in the "Lord of the Rings" film series is pictured holding a blood-soaked dagger and sporting blood splatters all over his face.
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Death of Maurice Sendak Prompts Tribute From Tom Hanks, Elijah Wood and Many More

May 09, 2012 03:41:29 GMT

Maurice Sendak has passed away at the age of 83. Longtime friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera said that the author and illustrator of children's book "" died Tuesday, May 8 at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut after suffering a stroke on Friday, May 4. As soon as news of his passing broke out, condolences poured in from many Hollywood stars.
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First Look: Elijah Wood Brutally Stabs a Woman on 'Maniac' Set

December 01, 2011 09:09:14 GMT

gets rid of his heroic Frodo image and becomes a psychopathic killer on the set of his upcoming film "". The 30-year-old actor has been caught on camera filming a brutal murder scene on the street in Los Angeles.
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New 'Superman' Project Gets Official Title and Villain

April 11, 2011 04:48:44 GMT

The forthcoming "Superman" movie has got official title as well as the villain depicter. Warner Bros. Pictures has issued a press release on Sunday, April 10, announcing that the revival of "Superman" film will be called "".
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Pia Toscano Has NOT Been Signed to Interscope Records

April 11, 2011 04:22:42 GMT

, the former contestant of "" who got booted last week, reportedly has inked a record deal with Interscope. A source told Us Magazine that the 22-year-old aspiring singer is preparing to hit studio soon and going to rush her debut album. However, the rumor was denied by her representative.
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Darren Criss, Shenae Grimes and More at College TV Awards

April 11, 2011 04:12:05 GMT

Although it honors college student produced video, digital and film production, College Television Awards boasted huge TV stars on its red carpet. In its 32nd year, the annual awards show was held on Saturday, April 9 at the Renaissance Hollywood with "" star as the host.
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New Clip for Fox's 'Rio' Sees Chained Escape

March 11, 2011 07:20:13 GMT

More scenes from "" have been clipped to give moviegoers a sneak peek to the upcoming film. It follows Blu and another macaw bird who escape from a cage. Unable to fly because their legs are chained to each other's, the two birds must move faster to elude captures by another bird as well as some men who steal them. The chase scene ends with a city's blackout.
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Charlie Sheen Assures All Is Well After Cops Search House for Weapons

March 11, 2011 06:42:07 GMT

Los Angeles police have paid a visit to 's Mullholland Estates home on late Thursday night, March 10. Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for LAPD, confirmed the visit to People magazine, adding that the authorities were searching the house for guns. Soon after, the troubled star took to Twitter to assure his followers that all is well.
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J.J. Abrams' Sci-Fi Film 'Super 8' Gets Official Synopsis

March 11, 2011 06:26:18 GMT

Slowly but sure, a cloak that covers J.J. Abrams' secret project "" is removed. After sharing the first footage in form of a TV spot aired during Super Bowl, Paramount Pictures has finally released an official plot synopsis for the sci-fi movie.
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'The A-Team' Sequel Likely Not Happening

March 11, 2011 04:59:09 GMT

Another "" movie is highly unlikely. was recently asked about a potential follow-up to the 2010 film, and despite his interest to reprise his role as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck, the actor gave hint that there is very little chance the project is happening.
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Video: Nude Kate Winslet Steams Up New Lancome Commercial

March 11, 2011 04:43:41 GMT

has steamed up the screen in a new commercial for Lancome. Promoting the brand's latest lipstick line, the "" star strips down to her birthday suit. The less-than-a-minute clip sees her covering up her nudity with only a pale sheet.
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Elijah Wood-Starring Series 'Wilfred' Drops First Promo

March 11, 2011 04:29:28 GMT

FX network has released the first official promo of "" which promises something different out of comedies. It opens with an introduction of what kind of person 's Ryan is and what kind of unexpected turn of event showed up right on his front door.
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It's Official: Elijah Wood to Reprise Frodo in 'The Hobbit'

January 08, 2011 08:07:50 GMT

is officially heading back to the Middle Earth. Following wide reports suggesting that he may reprise his "Lord of the Rings" role as Frodo in "The Hobbit", his publicist has confirmed that the actor indeed joins the cast of the upcoming Peter Jackson's film.
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Adam Levine Naked, Girlfriend Covers His Manhood

January 07, 2011 03:01:41 GMT

chooses an extreme way to raise awareness and funds to battle prostate and testicular cancer, stripping naked in the February issue of Cosmo UK. In a photo for the magazine, he wears no single piece of clothes and bares his tattooed body. His girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna joins him in the picture although she is barely seen, covering his private part with her hands.
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Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Cover Art Revealed, Demo Leaked

January 07, 2011 02:36:14 GMT

An official artwork for ' soon-to-be-released single "Hold It Against Me" has been unveiled, featuring a close-up look at the pop singer. At the same time, a demo for the much-anticipated song pops up on the web, giving a clue of what to expect from the "Circus" hitmaker.
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'The Hobbit': WB Handles Worldwide Distribution, Elijah Wood May Return as Frodo

January 07, 2011 02:27:07 GMT

MGM and Warner Bros. have reached a deal that gives WB the rights to handle international theatrical and video distribution on "The Hobbit". MGM will retain international television licensing for the movie, which is split into two parts. Words are, WB pays the entire cost of the project which has a price-tag expected to exceed $500 million.
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Dennis Rodman Reveals Battle Against Alcoholism

October 27, 2010 03:52:46 GMT

Former basketball star has spoken out about his ongoing battle with alcoholism, admitting he's struggling to stay sober after a lifetime of hard partying. The sportsman-turned-reality-TV-star battled his addiction in front of millions this year as part of U.S. TV shows "" and "Sober House" - but numerous reports have suggested he's continued to drink.
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Claire Danes, Elijah Wood Participate in Urgent Broadway Production

October 27, 2010 03:49:07 GMT

, , , and are among the stars who have signed up for a theatrical marathon in New York's "24 Hour Plays on Broadway".
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Video Premiere: Ne-Yo's 'One in a Million'

September 08, 2010 05:35:36 GMT

has a crush on a woman in a music video for his latest single "One in a Million". Although the lady has repeatedly turned him down, he doesn't give up too easily. Busting some moves with his boys, he finally gets attention from the girl only before she turns on her heels as he is joined by three hot females.
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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Shows Off Romance at 'Romantics' Screening

September 08, 2010 04:57:44 GMT

has got support from her husband when attending the Cinema Society Screening of "" on Tuesday, September 7. Turning the film's title into reality, the pair showed off their strong bond as they kept holding hands since arriving at AMC Loews 19th Street East 6 Theater in New York City.
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First Look: Charlie Sheen on 'Family Guy'

March 01, 2010 08:40:00 GMT

In the middle of his messy personal life, keeps his career intact by making a guest voice appearance on "". The actor, who was accused of strangling his wife on Christmas vacation, is animated on the cartoon wearing his signature "" shirt.
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Selena Gomez to Record Reggae Sound for Next Release

February 24, 2010 02:36:00 GMT

is ready to make a follow-up to her debut album "" which was recorded in 2009 with her band The Scene. The teen songstress said she wants something funkier and edgier for the new effort.
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'Batman 3' Begins Scouting in Chicago

February 24, 2010 02:31:14 GMT

Despite report that story for "Batman 3" has been planned, there has been no official word that the project is under work. However, the film could start production soon as the latest report regarding the "" sequel mentioned that the film crew have begun scouting. BATMAN ON FILM has received information from a tipster who mentioned the filmmakers "have been out and about in Chicago's Financial District."
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First Plot Detail of 'Happy Feet 2': Mumble Will Have a Kid

February 23, 2010 09:45:58 GMT

is currently in Sydney, Australia to record voices for "Happy Feet 2". On Sunday night, February 21, Alicia Malone from What's Playing had a chance to catch up with the cast member for the film at the Tropfest Awards during when he revealed a detail of the film's storyline.
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Elijah Wood Became Host of Eating Contest

January 12, 2010 06:55:33 GMT

Diminutive actor was a sweet treat for New York City bar patrons at the weekend, January 9 - after hosting his first-ever eating contest. The "Lord of the Rings" star watched hungry revellers devour chicken pieces as the host of the Lord of the Wings eating competition at Epstein's Bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
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