Elijah Wood was born on January 28, 1981. He has shaken the film industry with unmatched skills and versatility. He’s had success at every stage of his life thus far and has played roles in movies such as “Radio Flyer,” “The Good Son,” “The Faculty,” and the all-famous “Lord of the Rings.” Wood has produced numerous projects and has offered his voice to several animated movies such as the voice of Mumble in “Happy Feet.” Today, we’ll help you celebrate this marvelous star’s special day!
Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and comes from English, German, Danish, and Irish ancestry. Wood was born to Warren and Debra Wood. He is the second born of three children. Wood was interested in performing from a very young age and invested time into learning the piano and being part of the choir in the production “See How They Run.”
Wood’s debut role in the film “Child in the Night” was followed by his breakthrough in the film industry. His big break was marked by his first major role as Aidan Quinn’s son in “Avalon.” As a child actor, he also featured in movies such as “Paradise,” “Forever Young,” and “Radio Flyer.” He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of “North” in the titular movie. He went on to feature in more films such as “The Faculty,” “Oliver Twist,” and “Chain of Fools” before landing the lead role in his breakthrough film “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” Apart from featuring in films as the lead character and having everyone glued to their screens, he has voiced several characters. Some prominent roles he has voiced include Mumble in “Happy Feet” and Tom Thumb in “The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina.”
Wood launched his record label Simian Records as he ventured into the music industry. The first band to record under his label was the Apples in Stereo. He founded a production company with Josh C. Waller and Daniel Noah in 2010. The Woodshed, which specializes in horror films, was later rebranded to “SpectreVision.” Wood has been in a relationship with Mette-Marie Kongsved, a Danish film producer since 2016 and the couple had their first-born baby in 2019.
Wood gets his breakthrough as a model after appearing in the music video ‘Forever Your Girl’ by Paula Abdul.
He gets cast in "Avalon," a film where he plays the role of Aidan Quinn.
He forms his production company — the Woodshed.
He gets cast in a few episodes of this educational comedy television series as Percy Shelley/ John C. Raines.
Why We Love Elijah Wood
He gives back to society
He works with numerous charities and engages with several nonprofit organizations. Wood has supported nonprofit organizations such as "Keep A Child Alive" and "Youth AIDS." This gesture is a perfect example of someone who cares about the well-being of others, whether he knows them or not, and he shows it well by giving his time.
He is versatile
Wood started as a model, and his potential landed him in films. Today he's known as a movie actor. He has also invested his time into being a D.J. and a producer, to name a few.
He is a hard worker
Wood has been in the film industry since his childhood. He made sure to deliver only his best with every performance. He experienced a downfall with certain films such as "Cooties" and "Open Windows" but won the public's hearts with "The Last Witch Hunter." He has his own production company and a record label and continues to put his talents to good use.
5 Surprising Facts
He crossed Victoria Falls by rope
What's interesting about him crossing Southern Africa's Victoria Falls is that he was the first person to cross it by rope.
He is a disc jockey
Apart from acting and producing, Wood seems to have a thing for music and enjoys disc jockeying.
His siblings are famous too
His sister, Hannah Blessing Wood, is an actress, and his brother, Zachariah Nathaniel Wood, is a video game producer.
He went to a “L.O.T.R.” fan party
He chose a "Lord of the Rings" (L.O.T.R.) fan party over an Oscars afterparty.
He was a model at seven
It's one thing to know that he was a model, but not everyone knows he became a model at seven years of age.
Elijah Wood FAQs
How many films has Elijah Wood performed in?
Wood has appeared in approximately 69 movies.
Has Elijah Wood won any awards?
Yes, he has, including the Saturn Award for Best Actor in 2004 for his role in “The Lord of the Rings” and a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor for his role in “The Good Son.”
What is the name of Elijah Wood's child?
His child’s name is Evan Kongsved-Wood.
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