Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American actor of English, Austrian, German, and Danish descent. He is the middle of three children born to Warren and Debbie Wood, who nicknamed Elijah "Spark Plug" because he was a manically energetic child. He has a brother Zack, a video game producer and seven years his senior, as well as a younger sister by three years, Hannah, a poet and actor who has had small roles in a number of his films.
Elijah Wood is the youngest member of the Lord of the Rings main cast. Interestingly, his character Frodo, was chronologically the oldest of the four hobbits in the Fellowship. However, this could be attributed to the One Ring's ability to arrest age as it did for Bilbo.
- He had voice roles both the 2006 animated film Happy Feet and its 2011 sequel Happy Feet Two, both of which also featured the voice of Hugo Weaving.
- He appeared in the 2008 film The Oxford Murders, which also featured John Hurt.