Elijah Wood is an American actor with German, Danish, English and Austrian ancestry. He was born in 1981 and made his debut with a brief appearance in the movie “Back to the Future II” and soon followed with a number of major roles. Elijah took piano lessons in his childhood and started his own record label, Simian Records in 2005. He was the host in the special discovery show for kids “Saving a Species: The Great Penguin Rescue”. He first starred in a TV role for the FX series “Wilfred” in which he plays Ryan.
It didn’t took him long to get acclaimed as a child actor with serious potential when he began an avalanche in 1990 with his movie “Avalon”. The movie got 4 nominations at the Academy Awards and earned him both name and fame. “Lord of the Rings” trilogy adapted from Tolkien’s novel casted Elijah as Frodo Baggins and established him as a high profile actor giving him top billing. The movie’s director Jackson gifted him the ring & sword used in the movie.
Wood has chosen distinct roles in the movies “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Bobby” and “Everything Is Illuminated”. He extended his filming career beyond acting in the animated movie “Happy Feet” by providing the voice of the Mumble, the lead character. He has a number of awards to his name including the Best Performance by a Young Actor & Hottest, Coolest Young Veteran.
The top movies of Elijah:
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Everything Is Illuminated
- Come To Daddy
- Green Street Hooligans
- The Faculty
- 10. Radio Flyer