Elijah Wood's BiographyElijah Wood became a star already as a child, but he does not stop at the achieved but aspires to reach new heights. Elijah does not accept offers he does not find interesting and believes that his main success is yet to come.
ChildhoodElijah was born on the 18th of January 1981 in a picturesque town of Cedar Rapids, the very heart of Iowa. He is the second child born to Debbie and Warren and has two siblings. Since early childhood, the boy has exhibited creative potential, learned how to play the piano, and sing.
The start of the creative careerSince his first roles, no one ever doubted that the boy with ruthless hair would be a future star. His first role was in a small episode of the sequel to the beloved fantasy comedy Back to the Future.
The thriller The Good Son, which premiered in 1993, impressed the audience by the combination of a sophisticated plot and the acting of two young actors: Elijah portraying Mark, a boy wise beyond his years, and Macaulay Culkin as Henry, a nice sweet-faced boy with sadistic tendencies.
The Lord of the RingsIn 2000 Peter Jackson conceived to film the sagas of the Middle Earth. In the legendary Lord of the Rings, the young man portrayed brave Frodo, which brought worldwide fame upon him.
After the end of shooting, each actor could keep a souvenir from the set, and Elijah chose one of the two rings, with Andy Sirkis taking the second one.
For his role in the legendary trilogy, Elijah was nominated for all the prestigious movie awards but only received the Empire.
It is just the beginningAfter the astounding success of the Lord of the Rings, many critics forecasted that Elijah will remain hostage to his role as a good guy – just like the character of Frodo. But Wood did not agree to take on similar roles.
2013 was also the year of the premiere of a vivid thriller with an unexpected ending Grand Piano where Elijah's piano skills came in handy. In this movie, the actor worked with John Cusack and Allen Leech.