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Evan Rachel Wood Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Sep 7, 1987
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Evan Rachel Wood was born in Raleigh, NC, where her father Ira David Wood ran a theater company. Along with her two brothers, she acted in her dad's stage productions before getting small roles in made-for-TV movies. In 1995, she made several guest appearances on the CBS drama American Gothic, as the daughter of Mrs. Russell (played by real-life mom Sara Lynn Moore). Her next regular role was Chloe on the NBC sci-fi police drama Profiler. She left the show to join the cast of the popular ABC family drama [[Feature~V181328~Once and Again~onceandagain[tvseries]]] as Rick's daughter Jessie. Along with child actor co-stars [[Performer~P239237~Julia Whelan~juliawhelan]] and [[Performer~P341477~Meredith Deane~meredithdeane]], she won a Young Artist Award for her work on the show. Other TV appearances include [[Feature~V175430~Touched by an Angel~touchedbyanangel[tvseries]]], [[Feature~V181326~The West Wing~thewestwing[tvseries]]], and [[Feature~V220880~CSI: Crime Scene Investigation~csi:crimesceneinvestigation[tvseries]]]. In 1998, Wood made her first feature film in [[Performer~P34188~Timothy Hutton~timothyhutton]]'s directorial debut [[Feature~V160466~Digging to China~diggingtochina]]. In the starring role of Harriet Frankovitz, she played a ten-year-old girl who befriends mentally challenged adult Ricky ([[Performer~P3164~Kevin Bacon~kevinbacon]]). More movie appearances followed in [[Performer~P88456~Griffin Dunne~griffindunne]]'s fantasy [[Feature~V173557~Practical Magic~practicalmagic]], [[Performer~P71669~Joey Travolta~joeytravolta]]'s crime movie [[Feature~V181114~Detour~detour]], and [[Performer~P231638~Andrew Niccol~andrewniccol]]'s sci-fi comedy [[Feature~V263575~Simone~simone]]. Her next leading role was in the family-friendly drama [[Feature~V266872~Little Secrets~littlesecrets]] as teenage concert violinist Emily Lindstrom. Her big breakthrough came in 2003 as the star of [[Performer~P93419~Catherine Hardwicke~catherinehardwicke]]'s directorial debut [[Feature~V278975~Thirteen~thirteen]], which was partially written by teenage co-star [[Performer~P352601~Nikki Reed~nikkireed]]. Launched into semi-stardom by the well-marketed movie, she was then offered a part in [[Performer~P94983~Ron Howard~ronhoward]]'s Western [[Feature~V286088~The Missing~themissing]], also starring [[Performer~P215038~Cate Blanchett~cateblanchett]] and [[Performer~P36238~Tommy Lee Jones~tommyleejones]]. Projects for 2004 include the family drama [[Feature~V293401~The Upside of Anger~theupsideofanger]] and the teen comedy Pretty Persuasion. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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