Elijah Wood was born on 28 January 1981 in the state of Iowa. He - the second child in the family. His older married Zacharias and younger sister Hannah is also engaged in acting.
At an early age, Elijah Wood's musical talent manifested itself. At 7 years old boy singing in a local choir, and at 8 years old - took part in theatrical productions. His mother tried to give their children a good upbringing and education. Elijah restless she jokingly called "little monkey".
In 1988, when Wood was barely 7 years old, his mother took him to the casting of a modeling agency. Six months later, Elijah has already visited the conference models, and young talents in Los Angeles.
Pretty boy noticed and started to offer shooting commercials and small roles in the movies. The actor says that the entry into the adult world for him was difficult. His fragile psyche had no time to deal with the cruelty of show business. To pass this test it was possible thanks to the support of his mother and sister.
He almost never talks about his personal life, so his girls, little is known. At the beginning of an acting career, Elijah had a brief romance with actress Bijou Phillips.
The shooting of the picture "seventeen" Wood met with the actress Franka Potente, they began a relationship. In public, the pair did not appear - a couple of times they got together in the lenses of the paparazzi.
In 2005-2010, the actor met the drummer Pamela from the group «Gogol Bordello». But their relationship was given a crack once Pamela talked about marriage. Elijah Wood was not ready for such a step.
Since 2010, the actor is not seen in the company of women. Loneliness Wood gave rise to rumors of his homosexual who stopped as soon as the star of the papers threatened by the court.
In his free time shooting Elijah Wood sings, plays the piano, collecting discs. Also an actor involved in charity work.