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Melissa Joan Hart wanted him to play the male lead in Drive Me Crazy (1999) because she thought it would take some of the pressure off her in her first leading role. However, she was told that he looked too young next to her, and the role went to Adrian Grenier.

Parents' names are Warren and Debbie Wood.

Elijah has an older brother, Zack Wood (b. 1974), who works in video games, and a younger sister, Hannah Wood (born 7th October 1983).

Presented at Academy Awards in place of Macaulay Culkin.

He was the first recipient of the NATO/ShoWest Young Star of the Year Award.

He heard about the Lord of the Rings trilogy while filming The Faculty (1998). Immediately, he sensed that this was the chance of a lifetime. Director George Huang, a personal friend of Wood's, filmed his audition tape for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He shot the scene from different angles which were cut together for the video. They sent the video off to New Zealand for director Peter Jackson and a few months later, he got the part.

Owns one of two prop rings used in "Lord of the Rings." The other went to Andy Serkis, who played Gollum.

Plays piano.

As of December 2003, Elijah lived in a New York apartment with his sister Hannah Wood. However, within a few months he moved back into his mother's guest house in Santa Monica, California, where he lived previously, stating he couldn't justify the rent on the apartment since he spent so little time there. He has since moved into his own home in Venice Beach, California.

He became a child model when his mother wanted him to burn off excessive energy.

Admits to owning thousands of CDs in many musical genres, because he loves music so much.

Two of his favorite books are "The Hobbit" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

Considers Frodo Baggins to be his best role.

Is the first member of the official "Lord of the Rings" fanclub.

Studies singing professionally.

Suffered acute appendicitis and was briefly hospitalized [August 2003]

Dressed up and rode on a float as the god of wine and mirth to head the Bacchus 2004 parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, for Mardi Gras in February, 2004.

In the original book "The Lord of the Rings," Frodo is 50 years old when he leaves Bag End, which makes him the oldest of the four lead hobbits. Wood is actually the youngest of the four actors.

Loves The Hives.

His favorite movie is Harvey (1950).

His uncle is Turk E. Krause from the band 'Molly Nova and the Hawk'.

Each of the nine Fellowship members got the same tattoo: the number nine written in Elvish. Elijah's is on his pelvic bone on the right side.

Served as the Bacchus of the 2004 Mardi Gras Parade, and returned the following two years.

Received an injury under his eyebrow during the filming of Green Street Hooligans (2005) (aka "The Yank), leaving a visible scar.

Frequently attends the popular annual gaming convention known as E3 (Electronic Entertainment Exposition) which takes places in Los Angeles at the convention center. The week long event features all of the soon-to-be-released games and gaming systems and is open to those working in the gaming industry.

In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records.

His favorite actors are Emma Thompson and Tim Roth.

Was number 75 on vh1's "100 Greatest Kid Stars."

Roger Ebert called him "The most talented actor in his age group in Hollywood history.".

Was ranked #16 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown up (2005).

Godzilla (1998) is his least favorite movie.

His family owned a deli which they sold so they could move to California.

Was ranked #2 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).

Real-life fan of "West Ham United", the team he played a fan of in Green Street Hooligans (2005) (aka Green Street Hooligans). Other fans include Danny Dyer, Ray Winstone and Matt Damon.

Lives in Austin, Texas.

He is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent.

First person to ever cross Southern Africa's Victoria Falls by rope.

In 2013 he purchased a house in the south Austin, TX neighborhood of Bouldin Creek.

On the 4 September 2013 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), Wood said that he was five years old when he watched his first horror movie -- Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986), which was a then-newly released, straight-to-video release. He said that it was what made him fall in love with horror films, that it remains one his all-time favorite horror movies, and that he has introduced it to several of his friends over the years.

New York apartment with his sister Hannah Wood. [December 2003]

Finished filming The Oxford Murders (2008). [March 2007]

Reshooting scenes for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). [June 2003]

Filming Everything Is Illuminated (2005) in Prague. [June 2004]

Day Zero (2007) is completed and is going to be released on January 18th, 2008. [October 2007]

Bought a house in Venice, California. Says he hopes to launch his record label by the end of the year. [2005]

His record label Simian Records released its first album, New Magnetic Wonder by The Apples in Stereo [February 2007]

Beat out 150 actors, including Jake Gyllenhaal, for the coveted role of Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Was considered for the lead role in Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994).

Was the first choice for the lead role in Eragon (2006).

Was considered for the role of Justin Cobb in Thumbsucker (2005), but was deemed too old for the role.

Was considered for the role of Colin Craven in The Secret Garden (1993).

Tested for the lead role of William Miller in Almost Famous (2000).

Since the film Green Street Hooligans (2005) he became a full supporter of Millwall Football Club.