Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

American, Actor
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  • Frequently attends the popular annual gaming convention known as E3 (Electronic Entertainment Exposition) which takes places in Los Angeles at the convention center. The week long event features all of the soon-to-be-released games and gaming systems and is open to those working in the gaming industry.
  • Among his favorite actresses are Liza Minnelli and Vanessa Redgrave.
  • Each of the nine Fellowship members got the same tattoo: the number nine written in Elvish. Elijah's is just below his waist.
  • His favorite music groups include Smashing Pumpkins, The Stone Roses, The Beatles, The Sundays, Black Sabbath and Verbena.
  • Served as the Bacchus of the 2004 Mardi Gras Parade, and returned the next year.
  • Wears clear contact lenses.
  • Aspires to start a record company.
  • Studies singing professionally.
  • Is the first member of the official "Lord of the Rings" fanclub.
  • Was ranked #16 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown up (2005).
  • Received an injury under his eyebrow during the filming of Hooligans (2005) (aka "The Yank), leaving a visible scar.
  • His uncle is Turk E. Krause from the band Molly Nova and the Hawk.
  • Loves The Hives.
  • In 2005, he started his own record label.
  • Is a fan of ex-Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan's new band, 'Zwan'.
  • Parents' names are Warren and Debbie Wood.
  • Elijah has an older brother Zack (b. 1974) and a younger sister Hannah Wood (born 7th October 1983).
  • Smashing Pumpkins is his favorite band.
  • Was ranked #2 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
  • (hearing that Sean Astin wanted to correct rumors that his character Sam Gamgee had a homosexual love for Frodo:) "Yeah, we've never had that perspective on the relationship, but there is a real bond and a real closeness. Which was easy for Sean and I because we became so close making the film. So it's a natural thing to display and to show and I think it comes across without any real effort ... Frodo really starts to fail physically and emotionally and mentally, so Sam is there to kind of pick up the pieces and show his affection for Frodo and really almost carry him to the end. So that relationship is really important in this film, particularly. ... I think it's really refreshing and nice. I'm really close with my friends and affectionate, and I don't think that there is anything suspicious about that, necessarily. So it's good to show it and have it be an unisexual thing, definitely." (The Toronto Star, December 12, 2003)
  • Presented at Academy Awards in place of Macaulay Culkin.
  • Godzilla (1998) is his least favorite movie.
  • As of December 2003, Elijah lived in a New York apartment with his sister Hannah Wood. However, within a few months he moved back into his mother's guest house in Santa Monica, California, where he lived previously, stating he couldn't justify the rent on the apartment since he spent so little time there.
  • His family owned a deli which they sold so they could move to California.
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