Evan Rachel Wood Biography

Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress and singer. This biography provides detailed information about her childhood, life, career, timeline and works.

Evan Rachel Wood
Quick Facts

Birthday: September 7, 1987

Nationality: American

Famous: Lesbians True Blood Cast

Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in: Raleigh

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Jamie Bell

father: Ira David Wood III

mother: Sara Lynn Moore

siblings: Dana, Ira David Wood IV

Personality: ESFP

U.S. State: North Carolina

City: Raleigh, North Carolina

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education: Cary Elementary, a public school

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Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress and singer. Her parents, Ira David Wood III and Sara Lynn Moore, are both involved in show business. Her father, Executive Director of ‘Theatre in the Park’, cast her in his adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ when she was just two months old. Naturally, she developed a strong affiliation towards acting. When her parents separated, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles. She made her television debut in ‘Once and Again’, and her movie debut in ‘Digging to China’ winning raving reviews for the latter. She was at her best in ‘Thirteen’ as Tracy Freeland, a preteen caught in the web of drugs, sex and crime. She won nominations for a ‘Golden Globe Award’ and a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Best Actress’. In ‘Pretty Persuasion’ she played Kimberly Joyce, a precocious girl. ‘Across the Universe’ saw her play the role of Lucy. ‘Running with Scissors’ won her the ‘Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation’ for her performance. After being in the news for her relationship with Jamie Bell, and later Marilyn Manson, she married Jamie Bell, and has a son by him.

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Evan Rachel Wood
Childhood & Early Life:
  • Evan Rachel Wood was born to Ira David Wood III and Sara Lynn Moore. Both her parents are actors. Her father is also the Executive Director of ‘Theatre in the Park’.
  • She has three brothers: Ira David Wood IV, Dana Wood and Thomas Wood. They were all involved in ‘Theatre in the Park’. Her aunt, Carol Winstead Wood, was a production designer in Hollywood.
  • Her father cast her as an infant in his 1987 adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’. She was cast in ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’, and as Helen Keller in ‘The Miracle Worker’, alongside her mother.
  • She studied at ‘Cary Elementary’, a public school in Cary, North Carolina. She then continued her studies at home, earning her high school diploma at the age of 15.
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  • Wood began acting at the age of seven. In 1996, her parents separated. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles. She was cast in ‘Once and Again’ as Jessie Sammler.
  • She played a young girl befriending a mentally ill man in ‘Digging to China’ starring Kevin Bacon and Mary Stuart Masterson. It won the ‘Children’s Jury Award’ at the ‘Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’.
  • In 1998, she was cast in the fantasy film ‘Practical Magic’ directed by Griffin Dunne, as the niece of the sisters portrayed by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
  • In 2002, Wood won a lead role in ‘Little Secrets’ as Emily Lindstrom, an aspiring concert violinist. She won a nomination for ‘Best Leading Young Actress’ at the ‘Young Artist Awards’.
  • She acted opposite Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones in ‘The Missing’, as their kidnapped daughter in 2003. She also acted in the ‘Got Murder?’ episode of the TV series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’.
  • In 2005, she appeared as a narrator in the film ‘The Upside of Anger’, and played Lavender Wolfmeyer, one of four sisters coming to terms with their missing father, starring Kevin Costner and Joan Allen.
  • In ‘Down in the Valley’, directed by David Jacobson, she plays the role of Tobe who falls in love with an older man played by Edward Norton.
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  • The 2007 released ‘King of California’ saw her in the role of Miranda, the teenage daughter of a jazz musician suffering from a mental illness played by Michael Douglas.
  • In 2008, in ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’ directed by Vadim Perelman, and based on the novel by Laura Kasischke, she starred as young Diana McFee, with the older version played by Uma Thurman.
  • Wood played the estranged daughter of Randy “Ram” Robinson in 2008 released ‘The Wrestler’, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky. The movie won the ‘Golden Lion Award’ for Best Film at the ‘Venice Film Festival’.
  • In 2009, she played Melodie opposite Larry David in Woody Allen’s ‘Whatever Works’. She played Juliet in a fundraising production of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ directed by her brother.
  • From 2009 to 2011, she played the recurring role of Sophie-Anne Leclerq in the HBO series, ‘True Blood’. In ‘The Conspirator’, she played Anna Surratt. She also acted in ‘The Ides of March’.
  • In ‘Mildred Pierce’, the 2011 HBO miniseries, she portrayed the title character’s daughter Veda Pierce. She was nominated for the ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie’.
Major Works
  • Wood’s 2003 role in ‘Thirteen’ as Tracy Freeland caught in the web of drugs, sex and crime, won her nominations for a ‘Golden Globe Award’ and a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Best Actress’.
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  • In ‘Pretty Persuasion’, she played Kimberly Joyce, a crafty, sexually precocious high school student. The movie was nominated for the 2005 Grand Jury Prize in the Sundance Film Festival.
  • ‘Across the Universe’, a movie arranged to The Beatles’ songs, saw her play Lucy. Shot in Liverpool, New York City, and Vietnam, the movie was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2006, Wood acted in the Golden Globe nominated biopic on Augusten Burrough’s ‘Running with Scissors’ as Natalie Finch. She was awarded the ‘Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation’ for her performance.
  • She voiced the character Mala in the 2008 sci-fi animation ‘Battle for Terra’, a Grand Prize winner at the ‘Ottawa International Animation Festival’. Wood won a ‘Midnight Award’ at the ‘San Francisco International Film Festival’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Wood met British actor Jamie Bell while making a video for Green Day’s song ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ in 2005 and started dating him. However, they ended their relationship, a year later.
  • From 2007 to 2010, Wood had an on-and-off relationship with Marilyn Manson. After a breakup, they re-united and became engaged, but decided to call it off.
  • In 2011, Wood and Jamie Bell got back together after she ended her relationship with Manson. They married the following year. They have one son. The couple announced in May 2014 that they had separated.
  • This actress’ ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson painted portraits of her, and exhibited them at the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art. She was his inspiration for the song ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’, and appeared in its video.
  • She was inspired by the documentary ‘The Business of Being Born’ created by Ricki Lake, that she gave a ‘natural home birth’ to her son. She thanked Lake publicly for the same.

1. The Wrestler (2008)

  (Drama, Sport)

2. Across the Universe (2007)

  (Romance, Musical, Drama, Fantasy)

3. Whatever Works (2009)

  (Comedy, Romance)

4. The Ides of March (2011)

  (Thriller, Drama)

5. Digging to China (1997)


6. The Upside of Anger (2005)

  (Drama, Comedy)

7. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

  (Comedy, Drama)

8. Thirteen (2003)


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