Elijah Jordan Wood is an actor from Hollywood, and is also a film producer and DJ, born on 28th January 1981, to the father, Warren Wood, and mother, Debbie Wood in Cedar Rapids, U.S. He is of English, Austrian, German, Danish and Polish ancestry. He has an elder brother named Zachariah Wood, a video game producer, and a younger sister named Hannah Wood. Elijah started modeling at the age of seven, in his hometown and even pursued piano lessons. He worked at an elementary school in The Sound of Music. He was a critically acclaimed child actor, at the age of nine.
Elijah achieved his first acting opportunity in Paula Abduls music video 'Forever Your Girl'. Though he has appeared in many films, he is recognized for his role of Frodo Baggins in Peter Jacksons epic trilogy The Lord of the Rings (that released between the years 2001-2003). It got positive reviews from critics, and it even became the highest grossing trilogy film of all time. He won many awards including the Empire Award for the Best Actor for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), and the Visual Effects Society Award for Best Performance in its second sequel and the Best Actor Award at the Saturn Awards event in 2004 for its third sequel. Thus, this trilogy film helped him gain more recognition and appreciation.
Apart from acting, Elijah has also lent his voice for the lead character, Mumble (a penguin) in the animated musical films Happy Feet (2006) and
Happy Feet Two
(2011). Elijah worked as a producer for many movies including the horror comedy Cooties (2014). He even worked as an assistant director for a short film. In 2005, Elijah launched his record label named Simian Records and released its first album New Magnetic in February 2007. He even directed the Energy music video. This veteran actor owns a collection of 4000 vinyl records and CDs. He is a supporter of Keep a Child Alive and Youth Aids. In August 2003, he suffered from acute appendicitis and got hospitalized. On Entertainment Weeklys 30 under 30 the actors list, Elijah got ranked number 2. He admires famous actors
. Director Roger Ebert praised him as The most talented actor in his age group in Hollywood history.