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Elijah Wood

Actor
Biography
Elijah Wood is an American actor. Elijah Wood possesses a remarkable and enduring career in entertainment, his initial rise to fame as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's iconic 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy merely the opening chapter. With a career beginning in childhood, he has proven both his longevity and his ability to transition from celebrated child actor to adult performer with a diverse range of roles across genres and mediums. Wood's early filmography demonstrates his youthful promise. Films like 'Paradise' (1991), 'Radio Flyer' (1992), and the psychological thriller 'The Good Son' (1993) established him as a talented presence. Though starring in 'North' (1994) proved a critical misstep, his performance was often singled out as a bright spot. His exploration of more mature roles in 'The Ice Storm' (1997), 'Deep Impact' (1998), and 'The Faculty' (1998) showcased a growing versatility as Wood gracefully navigated the transition to young adult. The 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (2001-2003) transformed him into a global star. His heartfelt portrayal of Frodo Baggins, the humble hobbit burdened with the extraordinary task of destroying the One Ring, earned him widespread acclaim. Rather than remaining typecast following this success, Wood actively pursued challenging, offbeat roles that showcased his depth. He delivered a chilling performance as the sociopathic Kevin in 'Sin City' (2005) and lent his voice to both animation ('Happy Feet,' '9') and quirky television projects ('American Dad!,' 'Robot Chicken'). Balancing both mainstream and independent cinema, Wood starred as a tormented writer in 'Maniac' (2012) while also reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' (2012). He played the lead role in the BBC America series 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' (2016-2017), where his portrayal of the endearingly eccentric Todd Brotzman brought him further recognition. An avid music lover, Wood demonstrates his entrepreneurial side as the founder of the record label Simian Records. His interest in the production side of the entertainment industry led to the creation of the production company SpectreVision in 2010. Specializing in horror and genre films, SpectreVision has backed titles like 'Cooties' (2014), 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' (2014), and the acclaimed 'Mandy' (2018). In recent years, Wood has continued his eclectic filmography with parts in films like 'Come to Daddy' (2019), 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore' (2017), and 'Color Out of Space' (2019). He also voiced characters in the video games 'Broken Age' (2014) and '11-11: Memories Retold' (2018). He further expanded his production work with the VR game 'Transference' (2018). IMDb mini bio by : yusufpiskin

Personal Info

Occupation Actor
Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Birthday 1981-01-28

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Filmography by Year

2
2023
1
2021
1
2020
1
2019
1
2018
2
2017
2
2016
4
2015
5
2014
8
2013
7
2012
5
2011
5
2010
3
2009
2
2008
1
2007
3
2006
5
2005
2
2004
4
2003
5
2002
5
2001
1
2000
1
1999
2
1998
2
1997
1
1996
2
1994
2
1993
4
1992
1
1991
3
1990
1
1989

Filmography by Genre

Drama
32
Comedy
23
Documentary
16
Action
13
Adventure
13
Thriller
12
Crime
12
Family
10
Fantasy
9
Animation
8
Mystery
7
Romance
7
Science Fiction
7
Horror
6
Music
5
TV Movie
3
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
3
War
3
History
2
Action & Adventure
2