Elijah Wood is an actor/DJ/producer/voice-over artist who is widely recognized from his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the “Lord of the Rings” film series. He has also reprised the role in the 2012 film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. He started his career as a child actor and model and now has over a hundred film/television series/video games/music videos/audiobooks collectively in his name.

Quick Info
Full NameElijah Wood
Date of BirthJanuary 28, 1981
Place of BirthCedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Parent(s)Debra Krause (Mother)
Warren Wood (Father)
OccupationActor, voice actor, producer, DJ
Spouse(s)Mette-Marie Kongsved
Age39 years
Height5 ft 6 in
Net WorthUS $ 20-30 million


Elijah Wood was born as a second child to Debbie and Warren Wood on the 28th of January in the year 1981. He was raised in Cedar Rapids as a catholic. His parents owned and worked at a delicatessen. His career in acting started at a very young age. He was taking piano classes and modeling when he was just seven. He had also appeared in plays like “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” when he was in elementary school. When he was only fifteen, Wood’s parents announced their divorce and the family moved to Los Angeles for him to pursue a career in acting. His father stayed back.

Elijah Wood complete his high school graduation from St Patrick’s Catholic School. He has two siblings; a brother who is older than him and a younger sister.

Elijah Wood


Elijah Wood started his career from the music video of “Forever Your Girl” by Paula Abdul. He had then made small appearances in “Child in the Night” and “Back to the Future Part II”. He started getting widespread attention as an actor from “Avalon” where he portrayed Aidan Quinn’s character’s son.



After “Avalon”, Elijah Wood was offered a role in the 1991 drama film “Paradise” where he was seen as Willard Young. He was then seen in the role of Mike in the 1992 film “Radio Flyer” which won him an award. He has also made an appearance in the 1993 short film “The Witness”. He acted in two other movies in the same year. In 1994, he played two movies; “North” as North and “The War “ as Stuart Simmons, both of which won him nominations for award functions. From 1996 to 1999, he played five different movies, and every single one of them won him some nominations.

His most significant breakthrough came in after he was given the role of “Frodo Baggins” in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” in the year 2001. He has reprised the role in the other two sequels of the movie series. The film series is a blockbuster and has received heartwarming responses from critics and audiences. The film series has a total collection of the net worth about $3 billion against a budget of $281 million. He has also reprised the role of Frodo Baggins in the 2012 movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.

Elijah Wood has played over five short films and has also produced about ten movies. He has also given the voice in the movie; “Happy Feet Two” as Mumble, “9” as 9, “Happy Feet” as Mumble, and “The Narrative of Victor Karloch” as William Merriweather. His other movies include “The Last Witch Hunter”, “The Trust”, “The Wind Rises”. “Open Windows” and the 2002 animated film “The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina” as a voice actor.

Elijah Wood is also the producer for the upcoming movie “Archenemy”.

Elijah Wood


After “Child in the Night” he was seen in the 1992 television film “Day-O” as Dayo. He has also voiced Ethan in the 1994 sitcom “Frasier”. From 1996 to 2011, he has appeared in different television series in small roles or as a guest actor until he played the role of Ryan Newman in the 2011 series “Wilfred”. He played the character for all forty-nine episodes of the series. He has starred in the 2012 series “Tron: Uprising” as a voice for Beck for whole nineteen episodes of the series. He was also seen as a voice actor in “Summer Camp Island” and “Star Wars Resistance”. He is all set to be featured in the upcoming series “The Princess Bride”. However, his character is still unknown.

Apart from movies and television, he has assisted different artists in vocals/percussion/piano in several songs including “A Very Successful Life” by Marc Shaiman and “Shadow” by Buckethead & Viggo.

Elijah Wood has also appeared in ten different music videos and has voiced five audiobooks as well. He also does voice-overs for video games.

He also founded the record label Simian Records in 2015 and is a well known Disc Jockey apart from an acting and voice-over artist.

Wood, alongside the first lady of Chile, visited every house personally in the Chilean town Curepto after it was struck by a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in 2010.



In his career span of over three decades from 1989 till present, the thirty-nine-year-old performer has been nominated in over seventy award functions and has won twenty-seven of them including an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in 2004.


Elijah Wood is currently in a relationship with producer Mette-Marie Kongsved and has one child from the relationship. Wood was also listed in “10 Best Hollywood Autograph Signers” by Autograph Collector Magazine in 2006. He has a tattoo in Sindarin language. His short height and blue eyes are his trademarks.

He is five feet six inches in height and weighs sixty-four kilograms. He had accused Hollywood of organized child abuse in the year 2016. He has a mixed ancestry of German, Austrian, English and Danish.

His official Twitter handle has a follower count of over 900k people.



Elijah Wood’s net worth is estimated to be around $20-$30 million.