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Elijah Wood Biography

Aavash Rajbhandari Tue May, 2016
Elijah Wood

Facts of Elijah Wood

Date of Birth: 1981 , January-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch

Quick Timeline of Elijah Wood

1981 Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
1989 Starred in Back to the Future Part 2
1992 Starred in Radio Flyer
1993 Starred in The Good Son
1998 Starred in Deep Impact
2001 Starred in LOTR : The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 Starred in Lord Of The Ring : The Two Towers
2003 Starred in Lord Of The Ring: The Return of the King

Detail Timeline of Elijah Wood

January 28 , 1981

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Elijah Wood was born in Iowa, United States to restaurateur Warren Wood and Debra Cross. He is the middle child of his parents and was interested in theater and music at a young age and acclaimed actor by 9.

1989

Starred in Back to the Future Part 2

Elijah starred in popular Back to the Future series in Back to the Future Part 2 as a young boy watching Marty play an arcade game in the future. He was 8 years old during the filming and it was his first big role in the silver screen.

1992

Starred in Radio Flyer

After his big noticeable role in Back to the Future 2, he starred alongside Hollywood great Tom Hanks in Radio Flyer. Wood plays Mike, a young boy who moves into a new town with his brother, mother and German Shepherd after his father leaves them. 

1993

Starred in The Good Son

Elijah starred alongside Macaulay Culkin of the Home Alone fame in this psychological thriller where he plays Mark Evans a young boy -who experiences the death of his mother and is taken in by his father to live with his uncle and aunt in Maine. 

1998

Starred in Deep Impact

After getting into the silver screen at a young age of 8, he kept growing as an actor and starred in the sci-fi disaster movie Deep Impact. He plays Leo Biederman, an amateur teen astronomer that discovers a comet is on a collision course with the Earth which will trigger and extinction event.

The movie was well received by critics. 

2001

Starred in LOTR : The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings was the defining movie that ricocheted Wood into stardom. The movie was an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book of the same name. He portrays the protagonist Frodo Baggins - a hobbit who travels to a mountain named Mount Doom to destroy a ring which grants invisibility when worn. 

The movie was a box office success earning $871 million worldwide and he won an Empire award for best actor.

2002

Starred in Lord Of The Ring : The Two Towers

After the huge success of LOTR (Lord of the Rings): The Fellowship of the ring, the sequel followed suit and he was called to reprise the role of Frodo Baggins. 

It was the highest grossing movie of 2002 earning $926,047,111 worldwide. 

 

2003

Starred in Lord Of The Ring: The Return of the King

Elijah starred in the final installment in the Lord of the Rings reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in the series- completing the trifecta.  This movie earned him a Saturn Award For Best Actor. 

The movie also earned rave reviews and did exceptionally well in the box office making it one of the highest grossing movies of all time.

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He has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. Notable ones include The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's books of the same name where he portrays the protagonist Frodo Baggins - a hobbit who travels to a mountain named Mount Doom to destroy a ring which grants invisibility when worn. Apart from movies, he starred in TV series Wilfred where he plays Ryan Newman, a guy who sees his neighbor’s dog as a full grown man in a dog costume. Wood has an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches.

His nationality is American. His net worth is estimated at $18 million dollars.