Elijah Jordan Wood
Elwood, Lij, Monkey, Lijah
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Elijah Wood started his education at the St Patrick’s Catholic School at Arroyo Grande. However, after completing his third grade, his family moved to Los Angeles to help him get an early shot at the acting career.
After moving to LA, he was home schooled as he couldn’t find time for the regular schooling due to his acting career.
Actor, voice actor, film producer, DJ
- Father – Warren Wood (Delicatessen Operator)
- Mother – Debbie Wood (Delicatessen Operator)
- Siblings – Zachariah Nathaniel Wood (Older Brother) (Video Game Producer), Hannah Blessing Wood (Younger Sister) (Actress)
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sports Drama, Comedy, Futuristic Action
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Elijah Wood has dated –
- Bijou Phillips (1999) – Elijah Wood started dating actress Bijou Phillips in 1999 after having met on the sets of the movie Black and White, in which they were co-stars. However, their relationship didn’t start while shooting of the movie as Bijou was then dating Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Franka Potente (2003) – This was another relationship that Elijah started with his movie co-star. If the reports are to be believed, Elijah fell for Franka while working on movie Try Seventeen in 2003. Due to Elijah’s preference to keep his private life firmly under wraps, the end of this relationship isn’t known.
- Pamela Racine (2005-2010) – Elijah met drummer and dancer Pamela while working on adventure film Everything Is Illuminated, in which her band “Gogol Bordello” was performing. Wood went on to date her for five years before breaking up in September 2010. The reason behind break up was that he wasn’t ready to settle down.
- Kerry Bishe (2012) – Elijah had a short-lived affair with his Grand Piano co-star Kerry Bishe in 2012. They were spotted by the press while on a romantic stroll out in Madrid during the shooting of the movie.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Polish, German, English, Austrian, and Danish descent.
Dark Brown (Natural)
- Short Stature
- Impish Look
- Slim Frame
- Blue Eyes
His body measurements may be –
- Chest – 36 in or 91.5 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
- Waist – 30.5 in or 77.5 cm
In 2015, he was signed up by the social cause group to become face of their new campaign along with Jude Law. The campaign used Mancriminate hashtag and was launched to spread awareness about the discrimination men suffer in the society.
Other noteworthy TV advertisement campaigns are as such –
- Pizza Hut (1992)
- Cheese (1992)
- Tommy Jeans (1998)
- Intel Laptop (2002)
- Wavy Lays (1996) during Super Bowl
Best Known For
Playing the role of Frodo Baggins in the hit Lord of the Rings movie series.
His voiceover in animated movie Happy Feet.
He made his movie debut in a sci-fi adventure comedy film Back to the Future Part II in a small role of a videogame boy in 1989.
First TV Show
Apart from the number of local adverts he has appeared in, his first TV appearance was in the TV film Child in the Night in 1990.
His first TV series appearance came in NBC sitcom Frasier, in which he voiced the role of Ethan.
Elijah Wood doesn’t follow any particular diet plan and prefers to eat everything in moderation and keeping balance. For example, if he gorges on food from his favorite restaurant, then he makes sure that he is eating salad the following days to get the balance right.
Also, it is not clear if he follows a specific workout plan.
Elijah Wood Favorite Things
- TV Shows – Game of Thrones
- Musician – Busy P
- Band – The Smashing Pumpkins, Tinariwen
Source – The Guardian, The Guardian, Wikipedia
Elijah Wood Facts
- For his audition for Lord of the Rings series, he made a film of him running in fields with crudely made hobbit feet and sent the video to the series director Peter Jackson.
- For his masterful portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings series, he won a nomination by the MTV Movie Awards and also from British Academy Award for Best Actor.
- Along with being an actor, he has worked professionally as DJ with Zach Cowie and had a music tour spanning across 9 dates from North America to Europe.
- At the age of 7, he got his first modeling assignment and starred in a number of local commercials.
- His love of music saw him launch his own record label called Simian Records in 2006 and he signed rock band The Apples in Stereo as his first band.
- Elijah showcased his musical talent and skills by contributing to his LOTR co-star Viggo Mortensen‘s album Pandemoniumfromamerica.
- In 2016, he was the center of a controversy when he claimed that paedophilia is rampant in Hollywood and paedophiles are protected by the industry.
- Along with his co-actors (except John Rhys-Davies) of Fellowship of the Ring movie, he got the tattoo as “nine” in the Sindarin and English language on his waist.
- He was one of the few outspoken supporters of the 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
- He is associated with number of charities and in February 2010, visited Chilean town Curepto, which was one of the hardest hit towns by the earthquake of 8.8 magnitude.
- He is co-founder of The Woodshed, which is a production company focussed on promotion of horror movies, along with Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.
- His first big break came by starring in the video for Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl.
- You can connect with Elijah Wood on Facebook and Twitter.