Evan Rachel Wood
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Born: Sept. 7, 1987 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Evan Rachel Wood was born on September 7th, 1987, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wood’s interest in performing was destiny considering her family. Her father is an actor, theater director, playwright and founder of Theatre In The Park in North Carolina. Her mother and brother are actors and her aunt is a production designer.
At the age of seven, Evan received her first camera credit in the 1994 television movie In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness. More TV followed with 1994’s Search for Grace, 1995’s A Father for Charlie and Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story in 1997.
Evan also appeared in three episodes of American Gothic from 1995 to 1996. She then appeared in Practical Magic in 1998 with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. That same year, Wood left public school and opted to be home-schooled, earning her high school diploma at the age of fifteen. She had recurring roles on Profiler from 1998 to 1999 and Once and Again from 1999 to 2002.
In 2001, she made Little Secrets with Michael Angarano and David Gallagher and appeared in S1mOne with Al Pacino in 2002. She really caught the audience’s attention with her role as Tracy Louise Freeland in 2003’s Thirteen with Holly Hunter. The role explored the darker side of teenagers and pushed many buttons. Also that year she was in The Missing with Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones. In 2005, she had the lead in Pretty Persuasion and also played one of Joan Allen’s four daughters in The Upside of Anger with Erika Christensen, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt and Kevin Costner. She was also seen in Down in the Valley with David Morse and Edward Norton.
Wood then went on to 2006’s Running with Scissors, a dysfunctional family comedy/drama with Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brian Cox. The next year found Wood starring alongside Michael Douglas in King of California and working with Julie Taymor on Across the Universe with Jim Sturgess.
In 2008, she worked with Mickey Rourke on The Wrestler. In 2009, she appeared with Larry David in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works and appeared in a few episodes of Anna Paquin’s vampire show, True Blood in a role that appeared sporadically through to 2011. 2011 also saw her appear in The Ides of March with George Clooney and Ryan Gosling.
Wood married actor Jamie Bell in October 2012 and the couple welcomed a son in 2013. That same year, she appeared in Charlie Countryman with Shia LaBeouf and Mads Mikkelsen and also appeared in A Case of You with Justin Long. The following year, she was in Barefoot with Scott Speedman and J.K. Simmons. She and Jamie Bell also separated that year after 18 months of marriage.
2015 saw Wood doing voice work in Strange Magic opposite Kristin Chenoweth and Alfred Molina and appearing in the HBO sitcom Doll & Em with Emily Mortimer. She also began work on the series Westworld with Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris.
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