Transitioning from child actor to adult superstar is no easy task. Elijah Wood is best-known as an American actor, film producer, and DJ who started on the scene as early as he was 9 years old. This talent has managed to secure success in the realm of film and has proven that true acting prowess can start anywhere.
From Humble Beginnings
Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28, 1981 to parents Warren and Debra Wood. He was the second of three children and was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His parents were both delicatessen operators. As a child, Wood was brought up in a Roman Catholic home. He was a good looking kid and his parents saw potential for him in the showbiz industry. He began modelling as early as he was 7 years old and took piano lessons to help him find his talents. In school, he was active in plays and productions, the most notable of which was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music. He was an active member of the choir and played numerous sports in and around school.
Wood’s career started with small modelling gigs and local commercials. His family moved in 1988 to Los Angeles in order to better support his career. His first big gig was an appearance in Paula Abdul’s music video called Forever Your Girl. The exposure from the project allowed him to secure a role in the TV film Child in the Night and Back to the Future Part II. He was recognized as a worthy talent later on when he appeared in Avalon and Tin Men. Both movies received positive feedback from critics and fans, with Avalon going on to be nominated for 4 Academy Awards. Today, Elijah Wood is best known for his portrayal of the hobbit, Frodo Baggins in the award winning franchise, The Lord of the Rings.
Assets and Net Worth
Elijah Wood’s career as an actor and different film, TV, and theater projects has allowed him to accumulate a hefty sum in wealth. Today, it is said that Elijah Wood’s net worth has reached $18 million USD. The actor has mansions in the most posh neighbourhoods in and around Los Angeles and has an impressive collection of luxury and sports cars. The actor has also admitted to spending a large amount of his money on collector’s toys and comics.