47 Facts About Elijah Wood


Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28,1981 and is an American actor and producer.


Elijah Wood is best known for his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


Elijah Wood went on to achieve recognition as a child actor with roles in Avalon, Paradise, Radio Flyer, Forever Young, The Adventures of Huck Finn, and The Good Son.


Elijah Wood played Ryan Newman on the FX dark comedy series Wilfred, for which he received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actor, and Todd Brotzman in the BBC America series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.


Elijah Wood founded the record label Simian Records in 2005, which was dissolved in 2015.


Elijah Wood founded the film production company SpectreVision in 2010.


Elijah Wood was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on January 28,1981, the second of three children born to Debbie and Warren Elijah Wood, who operated a delicatessen together.


Elijah Wood is of English, Danish, Irish, and German ancestry, and was raised Catholic.


Elijah Wood has an older brother named Zachariah and a younger sister named Hannah.


Elijah Wood served as a choirboy in a production of See How They Run.


Elijah Wood's parents sold their delicatessen in 1989 and the family, without his father, moved to Los Angeles in order for Wood to pursue an acting career.


Elijah Wood got his first break in the music video for Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl," directed by David Fincher.


In 1992, Elijah Wood co-starred with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis in Forever Young, and with Joseph Mazzello in Radio Flyer.


In 1993, Elijah Wood played the title character in Disney's adaptation of Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Huck Finn, and co-starred with Macaulay Culkin in the psychological thriller The Good Son.


In 1995, Elijah Wood appeared in the music video for The Cranberries' "Ridiculous Thoughts," played the lead role in Flipper, and co-starred in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed The Ice Storm.


In 1997, Elijah Wood played Jack "The Artful Dodger" Dawkins in a made-for-TV adaptation of Oliver Twist, alongside Richard Dreyfuss.


In 1999, Elijah Wood played a suburban white teenager who affects hip-hop lingo in James Toback's Black and White, and a junior hitman in Chain of Fools.


Elijah Wood was given a pair of prosthetic "hobbit feet" of the type worn during filming.


In 2002, Elijah Wood lent his voice to the DTV release of The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina.


Later that year, the second part of Peter Jackson's trilogy was released, titled The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, in which Elijah Wood had a reduced role from the first movie.


In 2003, Elijah Wood starred in the DTV film All I Want and cameoed as 'The Guy' in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.


Elijah Wood next played the serial killer Kevin in Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic book series, Sin City.


On May 12,2005, Elijah Wood hosted MTV Presents: The Next Generation Xbox Revealed for the launch of the Xbox 360 games console.


In Everything Is Illuminated, Elijah Wood starred as a young Jewish-American man on a quest to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II.


Elijah Wood shot a small part in Paris, je t'aime, which consists of 18 five-minute sections, each directed by a different director.


Elijah Wood's section, called "Quartier de la Madeleine", was directed by Vincenzo Natali.


In George Miller's animated musical Happy Feet, Elijah Wood provided the voice of Mumble, a penguin who can tap dance, but not sing.


Elijah Wood reprised his role for the film's sequel, Happy Feet Two.


Later that year, Elijah Wood hosted the television special Saving a Species: The Great Penguin Rescue for Discovery Kids; he received a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming.


That same year, it was announced that Elijah Wood was set to star in The Passenger, a biographical film about singer Iggy Pop.


Elijah Wood has provided voiceovers for video games, including the voice of Spyro the Dragon in the Legend of Spyro game trilogy, as well as reprising Mumble in the game version of Happy Feet.


On January 4,2007, Elijah Wood joined Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg in a live telecast to announce the nominees for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Elijah Wood's first starring television role came in the FX series, Wilfred, where he played Ryan Newman.


In January 2011, it was confirmed that Elijah Wood had signed on to reprise the role of Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first film of the Hobbit trilogy, directed again by Peter Jackson.


Also in 2011, Elijah Wood featured in the Beastie Boys' music video for "Make Some Noise," along with Seth Rogen and Danny McBride.


Elijah Wood then starred in the Flying Lotus music video "Tiny Tortures," where he played a recent amputee coming to grips with his new situation.


In 2012, Elijah Wood had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, and starred in the horror film Maniac, for which he received the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actor.


In 2013, Elijah Wood played the leading role in the Hitchcockian suspense thriller Grand Piano.


Elijah Wood voiced Shay, one of two main characters in the adventure game Broken Age, for which he received the 2014 Performance in a Comedy, Lead award from National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers.


From 2016 to 2017, Elijah Wood co-starred with Samuel Barnett as Todd Brotzman in the BBC America series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.


In 2005, Elijah Wood started his own record label called Simian Records.


On September 19,2006, Elijah Wood announced that Simian had signed The Apples in Stereo as their first band, with their new album New Magnetic Wonder released in February 2007.


Elijah Wood signed up to co-produce and star in the film Black Wings Has My Angel, based on the noir novel of the same name, with Anthony Moody and Rob Malkani of Indalo Productions.


Elijah Wood has a tattoo of the Elvish Sindarin word "nine", written in Tolkien's constructed script of Tengwar, below his waist on the right side.


Elijah Wood made personal visits to many of the victims and was accompanied by the First Lady of Chile, Cecilia Morel.


Elijah Wood was an active supporter of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election.


Elijah Wood and his partner, Danish film producer Mette-Marie Kongsved, have two children together, a son born in 2019, and a daughter born in 2022.