Elijah Wood born (Elijah Jordan Wood) is an American actor, voice actor, film producer, and DJ. He portrayed Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Wood made his film debut in 1989 with a small part in Back to the Future Part II.
He went on to achieve recognition as a child actor with roles in Avalon (1990), Paradise (1991), Radio Flyer, Forever Young (both 1992), The Adventures of Huck Finn, and The Good Son (both 1993). As a teenager, he starred in films such as North, The War (both 1994), Flipper (1996), The Ice Storm (1997), Deep Impact, and The Faculty (both 1998).
Following the success of The Lord of the Rings, Wood has appeared in a wide range of films, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sin City, Green Street, Everything Is Illuminated (all 2005), Paris, je t’aime, Bobby (both 2006), Celeste and Jesse Forever, Maniac (both 2012), Grand Piano (2013), The Last Witch Hunter (2015), The Trust (2016), and I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017).
Wood’s voice work includes the role of Mumble in Happy Feet (2006) and its sequel; the title character in 9 (2009); and Spyro in the Legend of Spyro video game trilogy (2006–2008). In addition, he provided the voice of Beck on Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising (2012–2013), and Wirt in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014).
From 2011–2014, Wood played the role of Ryan Newman in the FX television series Wilfred, for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor. From 2016–17, he starred as Todd Brotzman in the BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Wood had his own record label, Simian Records, which he founded in 2005 and which was dissolved in 2015. In 2010, he founded the production company SpectreVision, which specializes in producing horror films such as The Greasy Strangler and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
Elijah Wood Age
Elijah Wood is 39 years as of 2020. He was born on 28 January 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A. Wood celebrates his birthday on 28 January every year. He is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Elijah Wood Eyes
Wood has a pair of sweet and bright blue eyes.
Elijah Wood Height
Elijah stands at a height of 5feet 6inches (168 centimeters). Considering the average height of a hobbit is somewhere between two and four feet, according to J.R.R. He weighs 140 pounds or 64 kilograms.
Elijah Wood Education
He started modeling in his hometown at the tender age of seven and he took piano lessons. He then made his first debut in elementary school in The Sound of Music, followed by the title character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. While in elementary school, he served as a choir boy during the production of See How They Run.
Elijah Wood Family, Parents, and Siblings
Wood is the son of Debbie (mother) and Warren Wood (Father). He was brought up as a Roman Catholic. Wood was the second born of three children and has an older brother named Zachariah and a younger sister, Hannah.
His parents divorced when he was 15. Wood’s parents sold their delicatessen and the family without his father moved to Los Angeles for Wood to pursue an acting career.
Elijah Wood Wife
Elijah dated a German actress Franka Potente, back in 2003 but their relationship didn’t last long, as the couple called it off the same year. He later got himself another girlfriend Pamela Racine, who is an American drummer. Racine is also a former model and dancer with her “gypsy punk” band named Gogol Bordello.
They both met in 2005 while they were shooting an adventure film, ‘Everything is illuminated’ where her group performed. After more than five years of relationship, they broke up. The reason behind their break up is rumored to be that Wood didn’t want to settle down.
He then entered another relationship with actress, Kerry Bishe with whom he shared the screen in the psychological thriller Grand Piano. The pair were seen in a romantic stroll as they had a hand in hand in Madrid. As of August 2019, he secretly married his long-term partner, Mette Marie Kongsved. The happy couple has been together for more than three years.
Elijah Wood Baby
Elijah Wood has reportedly welcomed his first child. Wood and his partner Mette-Marie Kongsved welcomed their baby recently, a source told UsWeekly. No other details were provided. In July 2019 she was seen in LA with a very pregnant belly but in early February 2020, she did not appear to have a bump.
Elijah Wood Salary
For his role as Frodo Baggins in the trilogy, Lord of The Rings. Due to his splendid work, he has gifted a one million dollar paycheck. His current salary is undisclosed.
Elijah Wood Net Worth
Elijah Wood has an American actor who has a net worth of $ 20 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an actor. Through his various sources of income, Elijah has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Elijah Wood Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Elijah.
Elijah Wood Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Elijah Jordan Wood
- Popular As: Frodo on Lord of the Rings
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: actor, voice actor, film producer, and DJ
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: Mixed (English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent)
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Elijah Wood Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 39 years (2020)
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Date of Birth: 28 January 1981
- Place of Birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A
- Birthday: 28 January
Elijah Wood Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: **** or Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 5feet 6inches (168 centimeters).
- Weight: 140 pounds or 64 kilograms.
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Dark brown
- Shoe Size: 10US( 44EU)
- Chest Size: 38 inches
- Arms/ Biceps Size: 31 inches
- Waist Size: 13 inches
Elijah Wood Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Warren Wood
- Mother: Debbie
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): the second born of three children, an older brother named Zachariah, and a younger sister, Hannah.
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Mette Marie Kongsved
- Children: One child
Elijah Wood Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: $ 20 million dollars (2020)
- Salary: Undisclosed
- Source of Income: actor, voice actor, film producer, and DJ
Elijah Wood Lord Of The Rings
Wood was cast as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment of director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s multi-volume novel. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in New Zealand, in a process taking more than one year for principal photography alone, with pick-up shots occurring annually for the next four years.
Prior to the cast leaving the country, Jackson gifted Wood two gifts: one of the One Ring props used on the set and Sting, Frodo’s sword. He was also given a pair of prosthetic “hobbit feet” of the type worn during filming
He is the youngest member of the Lord of the Ring’s main cast. He played the role of Frodo, who was chronologically the oldest of the four hobbits in the Fellowship. However, this could be attributed to the One Ring’s ability to arrest age as it did for Bilbo.
In 2003, Wood was cast on the main role in the DTV film All I Want and also cameoed as ‘The Guy’ in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. The concluding chapter of the Rings trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was unveiled that December.
The film grossed in excess of $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office. At the 76th Academy Awards, the film received all 11 Academy Awards for which it was nominated, therefore holding the record for the highest Oscar sweep.
Elijah Wood House
Having lived for many years in Los Angeles, He shared an apartment with his sister Hannah in New York for a while, starting in 2003, but found he was spending very little time there, due to his filming commitments. In 2005, he bought a house in Venice Beach, California U.S.A. In 2012, he sold his $1.75 million home in Santa Monica, California,and purchased another one for $698,750 home in Austin, Texas on December 3, 2012.
Elijah Wood Tattoo
Wood has a tattoo of the number nine written in the Sindarin language, which uses the Tengwar script, and in the English language (rather than Quenya as is widely believed), below his waist on the right side. It refers to his character as one of the Fellowship of the Ring. The other actors of “The Fellowship” got the same tattoo, with the exception of John Rhys-Davies, whose stunt double got the tattoo instead.
Elijah Wood Actor, voice actor, and film producer
Elijah Wood started off his career when he landed a role in Paula Abdul’s video for her debut album, ‘Forever Your Girl’ in1989), directed by David Fincher. It made him be noticed and shortly after that, he was offered a cameo role as a video game boy, in ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989), making his first featured film at age eight.
His leading role debut followed the next year with Barry Levinson’s ‘Avalon’in 1990, in which he was cast as Michael Kaye, with Aidan Quinn who played his father. The critically acclaimed film received four Academy Award nominations. He made his television debut as Luke in ‘Child in the Night’ the same year.
Wood began playing ever more demanding roles, both in television and feature films. These included co-starring with Don Johnson and Melanie Griffiths in ‘Paradise’ (1991); with Joseph Mazzello in ‘Radio Flyer’ in with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘Forever Young’ both in 1992, He as well sung ‘You Are My Sunshine’ for the film’s soundtrack; and with Macaulay Culkin in ‘The Good Son’ (1993).
1988–1998: Early work
Wood modeled and appeared in local commercials. He got his first break in the music video for Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl”, directed by David Fincher. This was followed by a pivotal role in the made-for-TV film, Child in the Night, and a minor role in Back to the Future Part II.
Nine-year-old Wood auditioned for a role in Kindergarten Cop, but was told by director Ivan Reitman that his performance was not believable, which Wood later said was “a harsh thing to say to a nine-year-old”. Playing Aidan Quinn’s son in Avalon garnered professional attention for Wood; the film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards.
A small part of Richard Gere’s Internal Affairs was followed by the role of a boy who brings estranged couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson back together in Paradise (1991). In 1992, Wood co-starred with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis in Forever Young, and with Joseph Mazzello in Radio Flyer.
In 1993, Elijah Wood played the title character in Disney’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huck Finn, and co-starred with Macaulay Culkin in the psychological thriller The Good Son. The following year, he starred in The War, alongside Kevin Costner. Roger Ebert’s review of the film praised Wood highly, stating that Wood “has emerged, I believe, as the most talented actor, in his age group, in Hollywood history”.
Wood’s title role–opposite Bruce Willis–in the Robert Reiner film North (1994) was followed by a Super Bowl commercial for Lay’s “Wavy” potato chips (with Dan Quayle). In 1995, Wood appeared in the music video for The Cranberries’ “Ridiculous Thoughts”, played the lead role in Flipper, and co-starred in Ang Lee’s critically acclaimed The Ice Storm.
In 1997, Elijah Wood played Jack “The Artful Dodger” Dawkins in a made-for-TV adaptation of Oliver Twist, alongside Richard Dreyfuss. The following year, he had a leading role in the sci-fi disaster film Deep Impact, and a starring role in The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. In 1999, Wood played a suburban white teenager who affects hip-hop lingo in James Toback’s Black and White, and a junior hitman in Chain of Fools.
Wood’s first role following his Lord of the Ring’s success was in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), in which he played Patrick, an unscrupulous lab technician who pursues Kate Winslet. The film received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2005. He next played the serial killer Kevin in Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic book series, Sin City (2005).
On May 12, 2005, Wood hosted MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed for the launch of the Xbox 360 games console. In Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Wood starred as a young Jewish-American man on a quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II.
It was based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. In Green Street (also 2005), he played an American college student who joins a violent British football firm. Both had limited release but were critically acclaimed. Wood shot a small part in Paris, je t’aime (2006), which consists of 18 five-minute sections, each directed by a different director.
Wood’s section, called “Quartier de la Madeleine”, was directed by Vincenzo Natali. The film played at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. In George Miller’s animated musical Happy Feet (2006), Wood provided the voice of Mumble, a penguin who can tap dance, but not sing.
Happy Feet grossed over $380 million worldwide and received both the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film. Wood reprised his role for the film’s sequel, Happy Feet Two (2011). Also in 2006, he was part of the ensemble cast of Emilio Estevez’s drama Bobby, a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to June 5, 1968, shooting of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
In the film, Wood marries Lindsay Lohan’s character in order to avoid being drafted for the Vietnam War. Bobby screened in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Wood along with his co-stars received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Later that year, Wood hosted the television special Saving a Species: The Great Penguin Rescue for Discovery Kids; he received a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming. That same year, it was announced that Wood was set to star in The Passenger, a biographical film about singer Iggy Pop.
However, the project failed to come to fruition after years of development. On January 4, 2007, Wood joined Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg in a live telecast to announce the nominees for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Later that year, he starred in Day Zero, a drama about conscription in the United States, which had its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In The Oxford Murders (2008), a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Guillermo Martínez, Wood played a graduate student who investigates a series of bizarre, mathematically-based murders in Oxford. The following year, he voiced the lead in the animated feature film 9, which was produced by Tim Burton.
Wood’s first starring television role came in the FX series, Wilfred, where he played Ryan Newman. The pilot was shot in the summer of 2010, and the series lasted four seasons, with the final episode airing in the U.S. on August 13, 2014. For his role, Wood received a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Actor Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2011.
In January 2011, it was confirmed that Wood had signed on to reprise the role of Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film of the Hobbit trilogy, directed again by Peter Jackson. The film was released the following year and grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Also in 2011, Wood featured in the Beastie Boys’ music video for “Make Some Noise”, along with Seth Rogen and Danny McBride. He then starred in the Flying Lotus music video “Tiny Tortures,” where he played a recent amputee coming to grips with his new situation. The psychedelic video was described as “menacing and magical”.
In 2012, Wood had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever and starred in the horror film Maniac, for which he received the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actor. In 2013, Wood played the leading role in the Hitchcockian suspense thriller Grand Piano. Next, he provided the voice of the main character Wirt in Cartoon Network’s animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall.
The series collected three Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015, including the Outstanding Animated Program. This was followed by prominent roles in films The Last Witch Hunter (2015), opposite Vin Diesel; The Trust (2016), opposite Nicolas Cage; and I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017), opposite Melanie Lynskey.
The latter film was awarded the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January 2017. From 2016–2017, Wood co-starred with Samuel Barnett as Todd Brotzman in the BBC America series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. It was announced in December 2017 that the show had not been renewed for a third season.
Elijah Wood Other work
Elijah Wood appears in The Cranberries music video “Ridiculous Thoughts” and in Danko Jones’ three-piece series: “Full Of Regret”, “Had Enough”, “I Think Bad Thoughts”. He also appears in the Beastie Boys music video “Make Some Noise”. In 2005, Wood started his own record label called Simian Records.
On September 19, 2006, Wood announced that Simian had signed The Apples in Stereo as their first band, with their new album New Magnetic Wonder released in February 2007. In addition, he also directed the music video for “Energy”.
Wood has also provided voiceovers for video games, including the voice of Spyro the Dragon in the Legend of Spyro game trilogy, as well as reprising Mumble in the game version of Happy Feet. On April 11, 2008, Wood was the guest host of Channel 4’s Friday Night Project.
On April 25, 2009, he was honored the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival as an American actor who “has made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema, and who brings striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to his roles”.
In addition to producing and acting, Wood has become a well-known disc jockey. Together with his friend Zach Cowie, they formed Wooden Wisdom and have toured around the world. They have spun at events such as the Bushmills Live 2012 festival at the Old Bushmills Distillery, the opening of the Brickell City Centre and at the pre-Emmy party at The London West Hollywood hotel.
Wood signed up to co-produce and also star in the film Black Wings Has My Angel, based on the noir novel of the same name, with Anthony Moody and Rob Malkani of Indalo Productions. Wood, alongside Tom Hiddleston and Anna Paquin, was set to start shooting in late 2012, but the production of the movie was delayed.
In 2010, Wood, together with Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, founded The Woodshed, a production company that promotes horror films. In 2013, the company was re-branded as SpectreVision. Wood voiced Shay, one of two main characters in the adventure game Broken Age, for which he received the 2014 Performance in a Comedy, Lead award from the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR).
Elijah Wood Charity work
On April 23, 2010, in a charitable gesture, Wood visited the town of Curepto, Chile, one of the hardest hit by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010. He made personal visits to many of the victims and was accompanied by the First Lady of Chile, Cecilia Morel.
Elijah Wood Abuse
Wood was protected from abuse by his mother, who didn’t let him go to parties, but he said his peers were regularly “preyed upon” by those in power. “If you’re innocent you have very little knowledge of the world and you want to succeed,” Wood said. “People with parasitic interests will see you as their prey.”
He compared what he witnessed to the sex-abuse crimes carried out by the English TV personality Jimmy Savile, which became a scandal following his death. “You all grew up with Savile,” Wood said, speaking to the English paper. “Jesus, it must have been devastating.
Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organized.” Allegations that senior Hollywood figures have been protecting child abusers gathered pace in recent years. Anne Henry, the co-founder of Bizparents, its group helped the child actors, said Hollywood is currently sheltering around 100 active abusers and said a “tsunami” of claims was beginning.
Corey Feldman, another former child actor who said in films such as Gremlins, The Goonies and Stand by Me in the 1980s, has said that as a young teenager he was “surrounded” by abusers. He told a British tabloid that when he was 14 and 15 he had been “leching around like vultures” in 2012. The actor suffered mental health problems, alcoholism, and drug addiction. he added that he had spared similar experiences while growing up because his mother had not let him attend parties.
Movies with Elijah Wood
- The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
- Back to the Future Part II 1989
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003
- Green Street Hooligans 2005
- Come to Daddy 2019
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
- Maniac 2012
- Deep Impact 1998
- The Good Son 1993
- Sin City 2005
- The Last Witch Hunter 2015
- Cooties 2014
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
- I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore 2017
- The War 1994
- 9 (Movie) 2009
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014
- The Oxford Murders 2008
- The Trust 2016
- Color Out of Space 2019
- Treasure Island 2012
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014
- Bobby 2006
- Daniel Isn’t Real 2019
Elijah Wood TV Shows
- Wilfred (U.S. TV series) 2011-2014
- Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 2016-2017
- Over The Garden Wall 2014
- TRON: Uprising 2012-2013
- American Dad! 2005
- Oliver Twist 1997
- King of the Hill 1997-2010
- Funny or Die Presents 2010
- Glenn Martin, DDS 2009-2011
- Frasier 1993-2004
- Peter Panzerfaust 2013
- Filmland 2003
- All I Want for January
- Homicide: Life on the Street 1993-1999
- Robot Chicken 2005
- Freak Show (TV series) 2006
- Treasure Island 2012
- Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996-2001
Elijah Wood Awards
- Saturn Award – Best Actor – 2004 Winner
- The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King – (2003) Nominee
- Saturn Award – Best Performance by a Younger- Actor
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- 1995 Nominee
- Saturn Award – Best Performance by a Younger Actor
- North (1994) – Winner
- Saturn Award – Performance by a Younger Actor –
- The Good Son (1993)
- British Independent Film Award for Discovery Award
2016 · The Greasy Strangler
Frequently Asked Questions About Elijah Wood
Who is Elijah Wood?
Elijah Wood is an American actor, voice actor, film producer, and DJ.
How old is Elijah Wood?
Wood is 39 years as of 2020. He was born on 28 January 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A. Wood celebrates his birthday on 28 January every year. He is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent.
How much did Elijah Wood make from Lord of the Rings?
He was offered $250,000 as compensation. However, once the films made a killing at the box office he and the rest of the cast all received hefty bonuses; Elijah Wood is said to have made $1 million just for a two-minute appearance in The Hobbit.
Who was the highest-paid actor in The Lord of the Rings?
Pipping Hugo Weaving to the post by one hundred million measly dollars, Andy Serkis ranks as the most successful ‘Lord Of The Rings’ actor, even without his ‘Hobbit’ millions.
How tall is Elijah Wood?
Elijah stands at a height of 5feet and 6inches
Is Elijah Wood married?
As of August 2019, he secretly married his long-term partner, Mette Marie Kongsved. The happy couple has been together for more than three years.
How much is Elijah Wood’s worth?
Wood has an American actor who has a net worth of $ 20 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an actor.
How much does Elijah Wood make?
For his role as Frodo Baggins in the trilogy, Lord of The Rings. Due to his splendid work, he has gifted a one million dollar paycheck. His current salary is undisclosed.
Where does Elijah Wood live?
Wood bought a house in 2013 in the neighborhood of Austin, Texas. He paid $1 million for the Victorian mansion.
Is Elijah Wood dead or alive?
Elijah Wood is still alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.
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