Elijah Wood

Full / Real Name: Elijah Jordan Wood
Born: 28 January 1981 (40 years old)
Gender: Male



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Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for his high-profile role as hobbit Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically-acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

He also starred as Ryan, an introverted and troubled young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with his neighbour's canine pet, in the television comedy series Wilfred, from 2011-2014.

He also played the role of Ben Gunn in Stewart Harcourt's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, alongside Eddie Izzard and Donald Sutherland. The two-part, four-hour miniseries aired in the UK in December 2011.

Elijah can also be seen in the short Fight for Your Right Revisited directed by Adam Yauch and starring John C. Reilly and Seth Rogen, which premiered at Sundance in 2011.

Elijah also lent his voice alongside Robin Williams and Pink in the sequel Happy Feet 2 which was released in 3-D in 2011. He also voiced the character Beck in Tron: Uprising, in 2012.

Elijah was seen in Galt Niederhoffer's The Romantics opposite an all-star cast including Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Malin Ackerman and Adam Brody. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2009, Elijah gave his voice to the Shane Acker animated film 9, produced by Tim Burton. The Focus Features film tells the story of a post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened. The film was released on 9-9-09 and co-stars Jennifer Connelly and John C. Reilly.

Elijah made an indelible mark in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings in the lead role of the hobbit, Frodo Baggins. Directed by Peter Jackson, the films The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King were all critically lauded as well as being box-office record setters.

In addition, Return of the King won the Academy Award for Best Picture as well as 11 Academy Awards in all, tying Titanic for the record. The series of films also starred Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellan and Sean Astin.

Additional credits include Oxford Murders, opposite John Hurt; Paris, Je T'aime; Day Zero; George Miller's animated film Happy Feet; Emilio Estevez's Bobby; Liev Schreiber's Everything is Illuminated; Michel Gondry's critically-acclaimed Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind; Lexi Alexander's Green Street Hooligans; Frank Miller's Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Miller; Ang Lee's film The Ice Storm; Martin Duffy's independent film The Bumblebee Flies Away; Jeffrey Porter's Try Seventeen; Ash Wednesday and James Toback's Black and White.

Elijah is an active member and supporter of The Art of Elysium, a non-profit organisation founded in 1997 that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.

The Art of Elysium provides artistic workshops in acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.

Elijah currently resides in Los Angeles.


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