Peter Jackson’s blockbuster Lord of the Rings, FX television comedy Wilfred and even Disney’s XD animated television series TRON: Uprising will never have been complete without Elijah Wood bringing his exceptional talent to play in them. Wood is not just exceptional in acting but also highly talented in DJing, voice acting and also film production; he is indeed a Jack of all Trade and a master of them all. He has been this way since childhood.
Below is everything you need to know about the former child actor and how much he made from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
Who Is Elijah Wood And How Did He Get Into Acting?
Elijah Wood is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and born on the 28th of January 1981 to Debbie and Warren Wood. He is the second child of the family. His older brother, Zack was born in 1974 while his younger sister, Hannah was born in 1983. He is of English, German, Austrian, and Danish descent.
Demonstrating a gift for performing at a very young age, his mother introduced him to what would in future be his source of livelihood by taking him to an International Modeling and Talent Association annual convention in LA. Soon after, he began to get small roles in television productions.
While his first appearance in a movie was in a 1989 movie titled Back to the Future Part II (1989); his first major film role, however, was in a 1990 historical family drama titled Avalon (1990).
After that role, Elijah Wood became an in-demand child actor, appearing in a number of other major films including The Good Son in which he starred alongside Macaulay Culkin. Others are I’m No Fool on Wheels (1993), Radio Flyer (1992), Forever Young (1992), and The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
In 1994. he starred in the movie, North, for which he received his first top-billing. Although the film was widely condemned and termed a disaster at the box office, Elijah was praised as the only good thing to have come out of it.
In 1996 Elijah Wood starred in a movie remake of an old TV show titled Flipper. Many critics wondered if his ability as a child actor to capture an audience was wearing thin, as had many child actors’, but Wood deftly transitioned into a versatile performer with roles such as the endlessly curious Mikey Carver in Ang Lee’ ensemble film The Ice Storm (1997) and in Deep Impact (1998) and The Faculty (1998).
In 1999, he featured in three movies that never made it into wide release: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999) (released on satellite TV), Black & White (1999) (released on home video) and Chain of Fools (2000).
Elijah Wood is best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
The actor appeared in a number of other interesting screen roles as well as voice acting, some of his other popular works include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Happy Feet, American Dad!, Robot Chicken and a host of others.
Elijah Wood’s Net Worth And How Much He Made From Lord Of The Rings
Wood’s appearances in Lord of the Rings film trilogy wasn’t just a major boost to his career but also to his bank account. The actor actually made a whooping £558 ($1 million) from The Lord Of The Ring trilogy. This amount, when added to what he has earned from his several other acting gigs and other sources of income brings up Elijah’s net worth, to an estimate of $30 million.
Who Has Elijah Dated Over The Years?
Wood has been in a couple of relationships over the year. In 2003, he was dating German actress Franka Potente, the duo was together for a couple of months before calling it quits. Before then he was linked with Bijou Phillips.
In 2005, he hooked up with American drummer, Pamela Racine, they were together for five years. He was also with psychological thriller Grand Piano and fellow actor Kerry Bishe.
Is He Currently Married Or Engaged?
The talented actor has never been married and is currently not. Although, he once stated in an interview that he loved the idea of marriage, the idea of uniting in front of friends and family with the person that you’re in love with, but guess he is just isn’t ready for that commitment yet. However, he is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend Mette-Marie Kongsved.
The duo reportedly started dating in 2017 after working together on the set of America comedy thriller movie I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. In July 2019, the lovebirds were spotted in Los Angeles shopping for furniture. The Dutch actress was flaunting a budding baby bump and wearing a ring on her left hand.
Why Do People Think The Lord Of The Rings Actor Is Gay?
Sometime in 2012, some sites began reporting that the actor is a member of the LGBT community and that he was in a relationship with his co Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan. In addition, the report had it that the lovebirds were keeping it a secret. They also claimed Elijah had been in relationships with several other guys and that they had photographic evidence to prove that he is very, very gay.
Addressing the gay rumors in an interview, Elijah Wood said he likes to surf the internet, look at those photoshopped pictures that put him in compromising positions with guys and just have a good laugh.