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|Date of birth||January 28, 1981|
|Place of birth||Iowa, US|
Wood was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he began his performance career with modeling, piano and stage drama from the age of 10.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1988, Wood landed a role in a Paula Abdul video before gravitating to television and feature film roles. Elijah Wood got his big break when he was cast as Frodo Baggins in a film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, a role which saw the young actor gain a high level of stardom. Wood reprised his role as Frodo in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.