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Elijah Wood


Long regarded as a gifted young actor, Elijah Wood continues to seek out roles in films that span all styles and genres. He attained worldwide fame and acclaim with his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King), starring with an extraordinary ensemble cast.

He first came to filmgoers' attention over a decade earlier, with such early film work as Mike Figgis' Internal Affairs and Barry Levinson's Avalon. He quickly graduated to starring roles in Mary Agnes Donoghue's Paradise (opposite Thora Birch), Richard Donner's Radio Flyer, Steve Miner's Forever Young, Stephen Sommers' The Adventures of Huck Finn, and Joseph Ruben's The Good Son (opposite Macaulay Culkin).

Mr. Wood's television work includes playing the Artful Dodger in Tony Bill's Oliver Twist, as well as starring in such other telefilms as Michael Schultz' Dayo (in the title role) and Mike Robe's Child in the Night.

He was named 1994's Young Star of the Year by NATO/ShoWest. His subsequent screen credits include Rob Reiner's North (in the title role), Jon Avnet's The War, Alan Shapiro's Flipper, Ang Lee's critically acclaimed The Ice Storm, Mimi Leder's blockbuster Deep Impact, Robert Rodriguez' The Faculty and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, James Toback's Black and White, Martin Duffy's The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, Edward Burns' Ash Wednesday, Jeffrey Porter's All I Want, and Glenn Chaika's animated feature The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (voicing the former).

Mr. Wood next begins work on Lexi Alexander's Hooligans, and has recently completed recording his voiceover for the lead role in George Miller's animated feature Happy Feet.