Who is Elijah Wood? Age, Height, Career, Net Worth, Relationship, & Children
Elijah Wood is an actor, producer, and DJ. He is well-known for his performance in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In his three-decade-long career, he has appeared in many television shows and movies. Some notable ones include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Family Guy, and recently, Drunk History.
Age & Height
Elijah Wood is currently 40 years old. He was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US. as Elijah Jordan Wood. Talking about his height, Elijah stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68 m) tall.
Read More: Actor, comedian & podcaster Bryan Callen
Childhood, Parents, And Education
Wood was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Debbie Krause and Warren Wood, who ran a delicatessen. He was raised Catholic and is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent.
Elijah is the second of three children and has an older brother, Zack Wood, born in 1974, and younger sister, Hannah Wood, born on October 7, 1983. Wood’s uncle is Turk E. Krause from the band, Molly Nova and the Hawk.
Wood’s aptitude for performing arts inspired his mother to take him to an International Modeling and Talent Association annual convention in Los Angeles. He shortly began performing small parts on shows and movies as Back to the Future Part II.
Elijah’s parents sold their delicatessen, and the family headed to Los Angeles for Elijah to pursue an acting career, though his father did not accompany them. Wood’s parents separated in 1996.
As a matter of fact, Elijah took piano classes at the age of seven when he first started doing modeling. He has also studied singing professionally.
Net Worth, Salary, And House
Elijah Wood has an estimated net worth of $20 million, as of 2021. He has amassed the fortune from his successful career in the entertainment industry.
The 40 years old actor reportedly received $1,000,000 for potraying the lead character in the 1993 psychological thriller film The Good Son. The movie did well on the box office, earning $60 million against the budget of $17 million. Additionally, Wood also won Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
After becoming a household name with The Lord of the Rings film, Elijah appeared in 2002 coming-of-age drama All I Want/Try Seventeen. He is said to have earned $250,000 from his performance as Jones Dillon alongside Franka Potente and Mandy Moore in the movie. Moreover, Wood reportedly made $1 million from The Hobbit, where he reprised his role of Frodo Baggins.
The 40-year-old bought a mini compound in downtown Venice, California, for $1.2 million in October 2004.
After purchasing a home in Austin, Texas, for $1 million in late 2012, he rented his Venice residence for around $5,000 per month. Wood finally sold his Venice house in February 2020 for $1.685 million after initially asking $2 million in October 2019.
Additionally, in August 1999, at the age of 18, Elijah bought a house in Santa Monica, California, for $1.45 million. He listed the 2,130 square feet property for sale in August 2011 with a price tag of $1.85 million.
Read More: Comedian Bobby Lee Net Worth
Does Elijah Wood Have A Son?
Elijah Wood welcomed his first child with partner Mette-Marie Kongsved, Danish producer, in 2019. In his appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Wood revealed that he and Kongsved learned about the pregnancy on Christmas Eve 2018.
Mette and Elijah first met on the set of the 2017 film, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore and made their relationship public in January 2018.
Wood previously dated American actress and musician, Pamela Racine, from 2005 to 2010. Meanwhile, Mette was married to director Evan Louis Katz. But they separated in 2016.