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Elijah Wood
Biography

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A star is born.......!

What a career Elijah has got, I am so jealous, (me wanting to be an actress myself!) It was actually when I saw 'Lij in Lord of the Rings that I realised I wanted to be an actress too, I was like, " Wow, that would've been so much fun!" I s'pose you could say he was my inspiration!
 
Anyway, Elijah was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was an energetic kid  (thats how he aquired the nickname Sparkplug- a name which he will use for his production company) who loved climbing things. One time he even locked his mother out and she watched through the window as little 'Lij destroyed the kitchen! When his mother was watching TV one day, she got the idea to channel Elijah's energy into acting.The family moved to LA and not long after joining a talent agency, he was cast in Paula Abdul's "Forever your Girl". From then on, his career has only gotten better!
Elijah never had any acting training, he just " had a knack for it".  He went to a regular school for the first few years, but then it became tricky- always being away on film sets, so he was home schooled. Elijah thinks he was happier this way but there was a blip when he was about 11, " I really felt the lack of friends and the social situation of being with people my own age" he says. For a short while, he wanted to stop acting, but changed his mind (thank God!), " ultimately  I felt like I enjoyed what I was doing much more than what I was missing" (he says). Although he is glad he skipped a regular high school: " There are these kinds of social cliques, and do you belong, do you not belong? Its such f***ing bulls**t, it really is..."
Elijah parents divorced about 6 years ago, his father stayed in Iowa and Elijah has never been back  to Cedar Rapids. Unfortunately he and his father dont really have any sort of relationship " It just is what it is, He was phisically there, but never emotionally there.  I was not raised by my dad" he says.
 

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Awards:
 
Year Result Award Category
1991 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for: Avalon (1990)  
Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special for: Child in the Night (1990) (TV)
1992 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for: Paradise (1991)
1993 Won Young Artist Award Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for: Radio Flyer (1992)
1994 Won Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a   
Thriller/Fantasy for: Good Son, The (1993)
1994 Won ShoWest Award Young Star of the Year
1995 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance by a Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for: North (1994)
1995 Nominated Young Star Award Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film for: War, The (1994)
1997 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Drama Series: Guest Starring Young Actor for: "Homicide: Life on the Street"
1997 Nominated Young Star Award Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film for: Flipper (1996)
1998 Won Young Star Award Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie for: Oliver Twist (1997)  
Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film for: Deep Impact (1998)
1998 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actor for: Ice Storm, The (1997)
1999 Nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Sci-Fi for: Deep Impact (1998)  
Favorite Actor - Horror for: Faculty, The (1998) 
2002 Won Empire Award Best Actor for: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Nominated Screen Actors Guild Awards Part of an outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture for: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002 Nominated MTV Movie Awards Best Actor for: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

 

Fast Facts:

Date of Birth: 28-01-1981
Height:5'6" (168cm)
Weight: 72kgs
Education: Elijah went to a normal school for the first few years, but then, as it got complicated (with film sets, etc.) Elijah was home schooled.
Family: older brother (by 7 years) Zac and younger sister (by 2 years) Hannah.
Star Sign: Aquarius
Hobbies: photography, fencing, in-line skating ang hockey.
Fave music: Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and the Beatles
Fave movie: Heavenly creatures, Star Wars trilogy
Worst movie: Godzilla
Fave Actor: Tim Roth
Fave Actress: Emma Thompson
Fave books: The Hobbit and the Hunchback of Notre Dame
Marital status: single (yay!)
Pets: 2 dogs- Rascal and Levonne
Tattoo: yes, an Elvish symbol that stands for the no.9 on his right hip which he got with the LOTR fellowship
Did you know?: Elijah's name means 'the Chosen One" (fits well with his role as Frodo!)
Elijah is known to jump in the pool with all his clothes on!
Elijah prefers boxers to briefs (he he!)
 
Contact Elijah:
 
William Morris Agency
151 El Camino Drive
Beverly Hills, 90212
CA, USA

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