Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, DJ, and producer. He is best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Following The Lord of the Rings, he has chosen varied roles in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street, Everything Is Illuminated, Paris, je t'aime, Bobby, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Maniac, Grand Piano, The Last Witch Hunter, The Trust, and I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
Wood provided voice roles too, such as voicing Mumble in the animated films Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, as well as the eponymous lead in the Tim Burton-produced 9. He was the voice of Spyro in the Legend of Spyro reboot trilogy. He also provided the voice of Beck on the Disney XD series Tron: Uprising, and starred as Wirt in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall.
From 2011–14, Wood played the role of Ryan Newman on the FX television series Wilfred, for which he received a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Actor. From 2016–17, he starred as Todd Brotzman on the BBC Americaseries Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Wood has his own record label, Simian Records, which he founded in 2005. In 2010, he founded the production company SpectreVision, which specializes in producing horror films.
Wood was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the second of three children. His parents, Debbie (née Krause) and Warren Wood, operated a delicatessen. He was raised Roman Catholic and has an older brother named Zachariah as well as a younger sister, Hannah. At age seven, Wood began modeling in his hometown and took piano lessons. In elementary school, he appeared in The Sound of Music and played the title character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He also served as choir boy in a Marion Creative Council production of See How They Run. In 1989, his parents sold their delicatessen and the family–without his father–moved to Los Angeles for Wood to pursue an acting career. His parents divorced when he was 15.
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