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Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Jan. 28, 1981, Elijah Wood began his career as a child model and commercial and television actor. His starring role in 1990's Avalon pushed him into the spotlight, and a series of high-profile roles followed in films such as Paradise (1991), Radio Flyer (1992), Forever Young (1992) and The Good Son (1993).

His work took on a mature tone with director Ang Lee's The Ice Storm (1997), which was followed the next year by appearances in ensemble films such as Deep Impact and The Faculty. It was his work in the latter that attracted the attention of director Peter Jackson, who cast Wood as hobbit Frodo Baggins in his Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003).

Since then, Wood has selected parts in darker, edgier films, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Sin City (2005).

Elijah Wood in The Trust

The Trust

2016 R

While investigating a drug case, officers David Waters and Jim Stone stumble on a hidden safe in the evidence room at headquarters. But their impulsive decision to break open the safe soon leads them into a lethal cesspool of police corruption.

  • Elijah Wood in The Last Witch Hunter The Last Witch Hunter
  • Elijah Wood in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Elijah Wood in Cooties Cooties
  • Elijah Wood in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Elijah Wood in Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Elijah Wood in Maniac Maniac
  • Elijah Wood in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Elijah Wood in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Elijah Wood in Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part II
  • Elijah Wood in Deep Impact Deep Impact
  • Elijah Wood in LOTR: The Two Towers: Extended Ed. LOTR: The Two Towers: Extended Ed.
  • Elijah Wood in 9 9
  • Elijah Wood in LOTR: Return of the King: Extended Ed. LOTR: Return of the King: Extended Ed.
  • Elijah Wood in Green Street Hooligans Green Street Hooligans
  • Elijah Wood in Paris, Je T'aime Paris, Je T'aime
  • Elijah Wood in LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed.
  • Elijah Wood in Everything Is Illuminated Everything Is Illuminated
  • Elijah Wood in Celeste and Jesse Forever Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • Elijah Wood in Happy Feet Two Happy Feet Two
  • Elijah Wood in Grand Piano Grand Piano
  • Elijah Wood in The War The War
  • Elijah Wood in Happy Feet Happy Feet
  • Elijah Wood in Pawn Shop Chronicles Pawn Shop Chronicles
  • Elijah Wood in Oliver Twist Oliver Twist
  • Elijah Wood in The Oxford Murders The Oxford Murders
  • Elijah Wood in Forever Young Forever Young
  • Elijah Wood in The Ice Storm The Ice Storm
  • Elijah Wood in Radio Flyer Radio Flyer
  • Elijah Wood in The Good Son The Good Son
  • Elijah Wood in Flipper Flipper
  • Elijah Wood in Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5
  • Elijah Wood in Wilfred Wilfred
  • Elijah Wood in Treasure Island Treasure Island
  • Elijah Wood in The Adventures of Huck Finn The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Elijah Wood in Ringers: Lord of the Fans Ringers: Lord of the Fans
  • Elijah Wood in I'm Still Here I'm Still Here
  • Elijah Wood in Day Zero Day Zero
  • Elijah Wood in The Heart is a Drum Machine The Heart is a Drum Machine
  • Elijah Wood in Open Windows Open Windows
  • Elijah Wood in Black and White Black and White
  • Elijah Wood in Chain of Fools Chain of Fools
  • Elijah Wood in All I Want All I Want
  • Elijah Wood in Operation Filmmaker Operation Filmmaker
  • Elijah Wood in The Romantics The Romantics
  • Elijah Wood in Revenge for Jolly! Revenge for Jolly!
  • Elijah Wood in Set Fire to the Stars Set Fire to the Stars