Wood, Elijah 1981–

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WOOD, Elijah 1981–

PERSONAL

Full name, Elijah Jordan Wood; born January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, IA; son of Warren (a delicatessen operator) and Debbie (a delicatessen operator) Wood; brother of Zachariah Wood (an actor and video game producer) and Hannah Wood (an actress). Education: Studied voice. Avocational Interests: Singing, fencing, in-line skating, swimming, reading, cooking, collecting Star Wars memorabilia.

Addresses: Agent—Nicole David, William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775. Publicist—Kelly Bush, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials and worked as a model. Involved in the Bacchus 2004 parade at Mardi Gras, 2004; participated at conventions. Founder of a record label.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor starring in a motion picture, Young Artist Foundation, 1991, for Avalon; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor starring in a television movie, pilot, or special, 1991, for Child in the Night; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor starring in a motion picture, 1992, for Paradise; Young Artist Award, best young actor starring in a motion picture, 1993, for Radio Flyer; Saturn Award, best performance by a younger actor in a thriller or fantasy, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1994, for The Good Son; Young Star of the Year Award, ShoWest Convention, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1994; YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actor in a drama film, Hollywood Reporter, 1995, for The War; Saturn Award nomination, best performance by a younger actor, and Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a young actor starring in a motion picture, both 1995, for North; YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actor in a comedy film, 1997, for Flipper; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a drama series by a guest-starring young actor, 1997, for "The True Test," Homicide: Life on the Street; YoungStar Award, best performance by a young actor in a miniseries or made-for-television movie, 1998, for Oliver Twist; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film by a supporting young actor, 1998, for The Ice Storm; YoungStar Award, best performance by a young actor in a drama film, 1998, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—science fiction, 1999, for Deep Impact; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor—horror, 1999, for The Faculty; Young Hollywood Award, "hottest, coolest young male veteran," Movieline, 2002; Empire Award, best actor, MTV Movie Award nomination, best male performance, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice actor in a drama or action adventure film, Blimp Award nomination, favorite male action hero, Kids' Choice awards, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (with others), best acting ensemble, all 2002, and DVD Premiere Award nomination (with others), best audio commentary, new release, DVD Exclusive awards, 2003, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; MTV Movie Award (with Sean Astin), best onscreen team, Visual Effects Society Award (with others), best performance by an actor in an effects film, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award (with others), best acting ensemble, Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble, Saturn Award nomination, best performance by a younger actor, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie actor in a drama or action adventure, Blimp Award nomination, favorite male butt kicker, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, and nomination for DVDX Award (with others), best audio commentary, DVD Exclusive awards, all 2003, for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; DVD Premiere Award nomination (with others), best animated character performance, 2003, for The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina; National Board of Review Award (with others), best ensemble, 2003, Saturn Award, best actor, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (with others), best acing ensemble, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie actor in a drama or action adventure, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best acting ensemble, all 2004, all for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Interactive Achievement Award, outstanding achievement in male character performance, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, 2004, for the video game The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; named one of the 100 greatest child stars, VH1, 2005; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie bad guy, 2005, for Sin City.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Mickey (the video game boy), Back to the Future, Part II, Universal, 1989.

Michael Kaye, Avalon, TriStar, 1990.

Sean Stretch, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990.

Willard Young, Paradise, Buena Vista, 1991.

Mike, Radio Flyer, Columbia, 1992.

Nat Cooper, Forever Young, Warner Bros., 1992.

Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, The Adventures of Huck Finn (also known as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Buena Vista, 1993.

Mark Evans, The Good Son, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Title role, North, Columbia, 1994.

Stuart "Stu" Simmons, The War, Universal, 1994.

Sandy, Flipper, Universal, 1996.

Mikey Carver, The Ice Storm, Fox Searchlight Pictures/Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Casey Connor, The Faculty (also known as Feelers), Miramax, 1998.

Leo Biederman, Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998.

Wren, Black and White, Screen Gems, 1999.

Mikey, Chain of Fools, Warner Bros., 2000.

Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (also known as The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Motion Picture), New Line Cinema, 2001.

Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as The Two Towers and Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei Tuerme), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Sean Sullivan, Ash Wednesday, Focus Features/IFC Films, 2002.

Voice of Tom Thumb, The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (animated), Miramax, 2002.

Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also known as The Return of the King and Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rueckkehr des Koenigs), New Line Cinema, 2003.

The guy, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (also known as Spy Kids 3: Game Over), Dimension Films, 2003.

Patrick, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Focus Features, 2004.

Jonathan, Everything Is Illuminated, Warner Independent Pictures, 2005.

Kevin, Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's "Sin City"), Dimension Films, 2005.

Matt Buckner, Hooligans (also known as Green Street, Green Street Hooligans, and The Yank), Freestyle Releasing, 2005.

Voice of Mumble, Happy Feet (animated musical), Warner Bros., 2006.

William, Bobby, Arclight Films, 2006.

Film Work:

First assistant director, The Long and Short of It (short film), 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Luke Winfield, Child in the Night (also known as Murder in the Family and Testimone oculare), CBS, 1990.

Title role, Dayo (also known as Day-O), NBC, 1992.

Little boy, "The Witness," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1993.

The Artful Dodger, "Oliver Twist," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997.

Barney Snow, The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, Starz!, 2000.

Jones, Try Seventeen (also known as All I Want), Starz!, c. 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (also known as Young Musician's Symphony Orchestra Special), The Disney Channel, 1994, 2004.

Seventeen: The Faces for Fall, The WB, 1998.

Himself, Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Himself and Frodo Baggins, A Passage to Middle-Earth: Making of "Lord of the Rings," Sci-Fi Channel, 2001.

Himself and Frodo Baggins, Quest for the Ring, Fox, 2001.

Himself, Making the Movie (also known as Making the Movie: The Lord of the Rings), MTV, 2002.

(In archive footage) Frodo Baggins, Lord of the Piercing, MTV, 2002.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Return to Middle Earth, The WB, 2002.

Himself, The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled, 2003.

Himself, National Geographic: Beyond the Movie—The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2003.

Himself, The Independent Spirit Awards Nomination Show, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Himself, Introducing Graham Norton, Comedy Central, 2004.

Himself, A Look inside "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," 2004.

Himself and (in archive footage) Frodo Baggins, DNZ: The Real Middle Earth, TVNZ (New Zealand), 2004.

(In archive footage) Frodo Baggins, Unsere Besten-Das grosse Lesen, 2004.

Journey to Middle Earth: The Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, MTV Presents: Xbox, the Next Generation Revealed (also known as MTV Presents: Xbox 360 Revealed), MTV, 2005.

Himself, 100 Greatest Kid Stars, VH1, 2005.

Himself, Sin City: The Premiere, Independent Television 2, 2005.

Voices of Klaus Langer and Dawid Rubinowicz, I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived during the Holocaust, MTV, 2005.

Also appeared in The Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996.

Presenter, The Ninth Annual Kids Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1996.

AFI Awards 2001, CBS, 2001.

Eighth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002.

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002.

Himself, E! Entertainer of the Year 2003, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Himself, G-Phoria, G4techTV, 2003.

2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.

Presenter, The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of Ethan, "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1994.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

McPhee Broadman, "The True Test," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1996.

Voice of Icarus, "Responsibility," Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS, 1996.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 2003.

Guest, SM:TV Live, Independent Television, 2001.

Guest, Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2001, 2003, 2004.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005.

Himself, "Bark at the Moon," The Osbournes, MTV, 2002.

Himself, "Young Hollywood: Players or Played Out?," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Himself, The Buzz, YTV, 2002.

Electric Playground, 2002.

Himself, "E3 03, Playa," Player$, G4techTV, 2003.

Himself, "Filmland Special—Ringenes Herre: Kongen vender tilbage," Filmland, 2003.

Himself, "Grind," Player$, G4techTV, 2003.

Himself, "Voodoo That You Do … with Hobbits!," Player$, G4techTV, 2003.

Himself, "Wetten, dass …? aus Freiburg," Wetten, dass …?, 2003.

Guest, "Kuninkaan paluu—tarun paeaetoes," 4Pop, 2003.

Guest, "Taru lehdistoen herrasta," 4Pop, 2003.

Himself, Frids film, TV3 (Denmark), 2003.

Himself, Kod kveld Norge, 2003.

Himself, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2003.

Himself, Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2003.

Guest, E! News Daily, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2005.

Voice of Jason, "Girl, You'll Be a Giant Soon," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2004.

Himself, Smap × Smap, Fuji Television Network, 2004.

Guest, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2004.

Guest, NY Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Himself, The Bigger Picture, BBC, 2005.

Himself, Corazon de …, Television Espanola (Spain), 2005.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2005.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including The Arsenio Hall Show, syndicated; and The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Student in "Forever Your Girl" music video, Paula Abdul: Straight Up, Atlantic Records, 1989.

Himself and (in archive footage) Frodo Baggins, The Making of "The Lord of the Rings," 2002.

Performer in "Ridiculous Thoughts" music video, The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992–2002 (also known as Stars: The Cranberries—The Best Videos of 1992–2002), Universal Music, 2002.

Himself, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, Planet BB Entertainment, 2005.

Student in "Forever Your Girl" music video, Video Hits: Paula Abdul, EMI Distribution, 2005.

Appeared in educational videos on safety and health matters.

Music Videos:

Paula Abdul, "Forever Your Girl," 1989.

The Cranberries, "Ridiculous Thoughts," 1995.

Video Games:

(From archive material) Voice of Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Electronic Arts, 2002.

(From archive material) Voice of Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Electronic Arts Games, 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2002.

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, April 2, 1993, p. 61; November 25, 1994, pp. 38-39, 41.

Independent, April 30, 2004.

Interview, October, 1999; December, 2001, pp. 103-104.

Midwest Today, summer, 1992.

Movieline, December, 2001, pp. 64, 68.

Now, December 26, 2001, pp. 8-9.

Nylon, December, 2003.

Parade, December 15, 2002, pp. 8-10.

Teen, June, 1996, pp. 68-69.

TV Guide, December 12, 2004, pp. 34-36.

US, January 28, 2002.

USA Today, November 4, 1994.

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