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Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood
Photo: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

Birth Date

January 28, 1981


40 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 6 in | 168 cm

Net Worth

$20 Million


64 kg | 141 lbs


36 in | 91.5 cm

Shoe size

7 US | 40 EU


30.5 in | 77.5 cm

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Elijah Wood was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, on January 28, 1981, is an American actor.

Young Elijah Wood first started performing in elementary school, in school theater productions of "The Sound of Music" and "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".

He began his professional career as a model and in commercials, at the age of 7.

He landed his first big break in Paula Abdul's music video "Forever Your Girl" in 1989.

He made his big screen debut in science fiction movie Back to the Future Part II (1989) in role as Video Game Boy.

He got his television debut in psychological thriller film Child in the Night (1990) in role as Luke, for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special.

Elijah's breakthrough performance came as Michael Kaye in drama movie Avalon (1990), for which he was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film.

New Movies

Come to Daddy (2019) comedy horror thriller in role as Norval Greenwood, with Stephen McHattie and Garfield Wilson

Best Movies

He portrayed Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson:

The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

He won a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film for his role in drama fantasy film Radio Flyer (1992).

He won a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for his role as Mark Evans in psychological thriller movie The Good Son (1993).

Flipper (1996) adventure family with Paul Hogan

Deep Impact (1998) science fiction disaster with Morgan Freeman, Téa Leoni and Robert Duvall

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) science fiction romantic comedy with Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst

Sin City (2005) neo-noir crime anthology in role as Kevin

Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013) crime comedy with Paul Walker, Brendan Fraser and Matt Dillon

Grand Piano (2013) thriller with John Cusack

The Last Witch Hunter (2015) dark fantasy action opposite Vin Diesel and Michael Caine

Green Street Hooligans (2005) drama crime opposite Charlie Hunnam

Forever Young (1992) science fiction romantic drama with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis

Maniac (2012) thriller with Nora Arnezeder

The Trust (2016) crime drama opposite Nicolas Cage

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) comedy thriller opposite Melanie Lynskey and Jane Levy

TV Shows

He won a YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Miniseries / Made-for-TV Movie for his role as Jack "The Artful Dodger" Dawkins in television film Oliver Twist (1997).

He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role as Ryan Newman in comedy series Wilfred (2011-2014).

He played Ben Gunn in two-part British television miniseries Treasure Island (2012).

He portrayed Todd Brotzman in BBC America comic science fiction detective series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016-2017).

He voiced Beck in Disney XD animated science fiction television series TRON: Uprising (2012–2013).

Drunk History (2019) comedy series in role as John Raines / Percy Shelley

He voiced Jace Rucklin in animated Sci-Fi television series Star Wars Resistance (2018-2020).


Has Polish, German, English, Austrian and Danish ancestry.

Has an older brother, Zachariah and a younger sister, Hannah.

Elijah is a well known DJ, he owns a collection of 4,000 vinyl records and CDs.

He started his own record label "Simian Records" in 2005.

His favorite band is The Smashing Pumpkins.

Featured in music videos for:

Paula Abdul "Forever Your Girl" (1989)

The Cranberries "Ridiculous Thoughts" (1995)

Greg Laswell "How the Day Sounds" (2008)

The Lonely Island "Threw It On the Ground" (2009)

Danko Jones "Full of Regret" (2010)

The Apples in Stereo "Dance Floor" (2010)

Danko Jones "I Think Bad Thoughts" (2011)

Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" (2011)

Flying Lotus "Tiny Tortures" (2012)

He voiced Mumble in animated musical movies Happy Feet (2006) and sequel Happy Feet Two (2011).

He voiced Spyro in the Legend of Spyro video game trilogy (2006–2008).

His favorite actors are Emma Thompson and Tim Roth.

He founded production company SpectreVision in 2010.

Lives in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood of Austin, Texas.


He dated Pamela Racine (2005-2010) and Franka Potente (2003).

He is in a relationship with Danish film producer Mette-Marie Kongsved since 2017, the couple got engaged in 2019.

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