- Birthday28th Jan, 81
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
- I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.
- Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.
- There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
- The worst kind of lying I've ever done is keeping things from people.
Did you know?
- He is best known for his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jacksons The Lord of the Rings trilogy from 2001–2003.
- He was was nominated for four Academy Awards for his role as Aidan Quinns son in Avalon.
- He was #75 on vh1s "100 Greatest Kid Stars."
Family & relationships
Santa Monica Home
Elijah Wood put up his Santa Monica home for sale in August 2011 for a reported asking price of $1.85 million. The actor had purchased the house in 1999 from actor Dylan McDermott in a deal valued at $1.5 million. The Spanish style home was built in 1924. Wood’s decision to sell off the home was triggered by the fact that he hardly found any time to reside there since 2004 owing to his hectic work schedule. The house was put on the block as a “tear down” property due to its dilapidated condition. The property finally found a buyer in January 2012 but Elijah had to settle for $1.75 million as the final transaction price.
Location: The property is situated in the Californian city of Santa Monica and is a part of Los Angeles County.
Accommodation: The single storied house offers 2130 square feet of living space and comes with three bedrooms, dining room, living area, a small office, kitchen, breakfast nook and two bathrooms. The guest cottage is situated away from the main building and there is also a two car garage. The house is surrounded by a small yard and the trellis covered terrace offers fantastic views of Los Angeles city.
Features: The house features expensive hardwood flooring and has been extensively decorated with antique furniture. A Queen Anne Victorian styled front door provides a stylish look to the house. The kitchen was been provided with a vintage look by fitting it with antique cabinetry and intricately patterned multi-colored tile back splash. The living room and the master bedroom sport wooden fireplaces.
Neighborhood: Celebrities from all walks of life like supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio, pop legend Bob Dylan and actors Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn own residences in the immediate neighborhood of Wood’s old home.
Looking supremely casual and stylishly cool, Ejah Wood drove around Venice with a friend in an equally cool and stunning looking ride - the Audi A4. The compact luxury saloon arrives in both petrol and diesel variants. The older engines which were bulky and large have been replaced with awesomely silent, 1.8L turbo engines which provide a 20 percent greater fuel efficiency. The handling may not match up with the Jaguars and BMWs but the immaculately elegant interiors, the silent ride and the awesome 60 miles to the gallon make the Audi A4 a high value car for anyone.
American actor Elijah Wood drives around in a black Mini Cooper which sports a white colored sunroof. The vehicle is a big hit among celebrities and driven by the likes of author Jeffrey Archer and pop legend Madonna. Extensive chrome finishing and a contrast roof provide the Mini with a retro styled exterior appearance which has been mostly unchanged for the past fifty years. The interiors sport a stylish appearance and the dashboard design bears a strong resemblance to an aircraft’s controls. The seats and steering wheel have been encased in high quality leather. The floor has been lined with velour fabric.
Keep A Child Alive
Supported by 41 known celebrities, including American actor Elijah Wood, the non-profit organization Keep A Child Alive provides life-saving anti-retroviral treatment to children and their families suffering with fatal HIV/AIDS in Africa, along with other developing countries by directly engaging the public across the globe in the fight against AIDS.
Make a Film Foundation
Best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the noted American actor Elijah Wood supports the Make a Film Foundation, which teams-up the professionals of the motion pictures industry with children who have been diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening medical condition, in an effort to help them create short films legacies. This charity which works with a belief that the art of filmmaking is not only healing and therapeutic, but also offers hope and builds self-esteem, is presently supported by 5 celebrities, including Elijah Wood.
The Art of Elysium
An avid supporter of The Art of Elysium, Elijah Wood who's constantly inspired by the work of this organization has also been the DJ at several of their fundraising events. The Art of Elysium impressively uses the power of art to heal and inspire children, thus helping them to elevate the confines of their pain and discomfort by engaging them in creativity and beauty. This organization that engages hospitalized children in all forms of art, has actually enriched Wood's life to be part of this dedicated charity family and the lives of children they've transformed.
DNA 11 Charity
“The Lord of the Rings” actor has joined hands with DNA 11, a personalized art company and will be providing his DNA to raise funds for “The Art of Elysium”, a charity that helps children with serious medical conditions. Wood’s DNA will be sold via an online auction at popular site ebay.com. The one of its kind celebrity arts auction creates limited prints of celebrity DNA and auctions them off to support their favorite charitable foundations. DNA 11 will be donating 100% of the proceeds raised from Elijah’s auctioned DNA to the children’s charity.
Timberland Classic Boat 7 Eye Chukka Boots
Wood was photographed wearing these boots while shopping. The stylish booties feature exclusive anti fatigue technology, round toe, leather upper with traditional lace styling and padded collar for a comfortable fit. The $120 accessory is available with a light weight rubber out sole.
Oliver Peoples Barrie Frames
The actor wore the retro inspired frames during a photo shoot. The iconic shades features laminated polished acetate frame with metal eye wire on the temples. The frames are available in three bold colors with logo detailing at the temple end and includes anti-reflective, hard coated lenses.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Top Sneakers
Elijah was snapped donning the comfortable sneakers. The classic shoes which have been created a century ago features durable canvas on the upper panel with light weight rubber soles. The $50 sneakers is available in 7 different colors and is the perfect shoe for warm weather conditions.
Elvis Presley TCB Silver Sunglasses
The artist was looking stylish while donning the iconic shades. The deluxe sunglasses feature a metallic frame with silver finishing and its temples are adorned with TCB logo detailing. The $128 glares comes with a plastic storage case and are officially licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises.