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Evan Rachel Wood

An actress who has both an ability to access a depth of emotions and demonstrate a poise well beyond her years, Evan Rachel Wood is one of Hollywood's brightest young talents.

Wood was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and a Critic's Choice Award in 2004 for her role in the critically acclaimed drama Thirteen, written and directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Wood starred opposite Holly Hunter as a teenager attempting to navigate her way through the harsh pressures brought upon by her peers and the family strife.

She was last seen in Ryan Murphy's drama Running with Scissors. Written and directed by Murphy (Nip/Tuck) and starring Wood alongside Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow and Alec Baldwin, the film follows the memories of a man's colorful childhood with his bipolar and self-centered mother. She was also recently seen in David Jacobson's Down in the Valley opposite Edward Norton, David Morse and Rory Culkin. Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the film revolves around a delusional man (Norton) who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with Wood's rebellious young woman.

Wood will next be seen in Vadim Perelman's In Bloom opposite Uma Thurman and in Michael Cahill's comedy King of California opposite Michael Douglas. King of California premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Wood will soon begin production on Charles Sturridge's Bronte opposite Bryce Dallas Howard.

Other film credits include Mike Binder's The Upside of Anger, opposite Joan Allen and Kevin Costner; Marcos Siega's Pretty Persuasion, opposite Ron Livingston and James Woods; Ron Howard's western adventure The Missing, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett; the Andrew Niccol's comedy Simone, opposite Al Pacino; Little Secrets, with Vivica A. Fox; Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock; Timothy Hutton's Digging to China; and Detour, with Michael Madsen.

On television, Wood starred in ABC's critically acclaimed hit drama series, Once and Again. Created by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, the series followed the efforts of divorcees (played by Sela Ward and Billy Campbell) trying to sustain a new relationship through the countless hurdles presented by their children, their ex-spouses and everyday life. Wood gained notice as Campbell's character's sensitive daughter 'Jessie' who had difficulty dealing with the pains of divorce and adolescence. She recently appeared as the niece of Allison Janney's character on NBC's critically acclaimed drama The West Wing.

Wood's stage credits include The Miracle Worker for Theatre in the Park, A Midsummer Night's Dream for Shakespeare in the Park and a three-year tour with A Christmas Carol.

Among her talents, Wood is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is also trained in singing and dance. She lives in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Evan Rachel Wood Facts

BirthdaySeptember 7, 1987 (36)
BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Evan Rachel Wood compared to you?
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Selected Filmography

The Original
Into the Forest
Across The Universe
Strange Magic
Diggin to China
Pretty Persuasion
The Wrestler
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