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Evan Rachel Wood Biography

Birthdate: September 7, 1987
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

She has joined the ranks of young, multi-talented superstars by landing several critically-acclaimed roles. From the stage to TV to the big screen, Evan Rachel Wood manages to wow the crowd with everything she does. Check out Kidzworld's bio on this talented teen.

Evan Rachel Wood - Theater Beginnings

Evan Rachel Wood was born into a theater family. Her dad, Ira David Wood III, ran Theater in the Park in Evan's hometown of Raleigh, NC. Since her dad played such a major role in the acting community, Evan soon found herself on stage in plays like The Miracle Worker, A Midsummer's Night Dream and A Christmas Carol. When Evan was nine however, her parents divorced and she moved to LA with her mom - leaving her dad and her theater career behind.

Evan Rachel Wood - Hello Hollywood

It didn't take Evan long to land on her feet in Hollywood. She was quickly landing roles in major productions like Practical Magic, with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. This led to a regular role on the TV show, Profiler. Her big break came though when she scored the part of Jessie Sammler on the primetime drama, Once and Again. On the show, Jessie was dealing with her parents' divorce, and the trials and tribulations of growing up, which led to some pretty intense scenarios. At one point, Jessie starts to have feelings for her friend Katie (who was played by Mischa Barton), and the two share a kiss. The episode caused a lot of controversy and wasn't allowed to be aired in two states.

Evan Rachel Wood - Rebellion Rules

Evan Rachel Wood has been nominated for awards throughout her life, but the role that she received the most recognition for was playing Tracy in the flick, Thirteen. Evan plays a thirteen year-old who spirals out of control when she attempts to keep up with the popular girl in school. This movie has helped Evan move onto roles alongside the greats - Annette Benning, Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Norton and Al Pacino to name a few.

Evan Rachel Wood - Did U Know?

  • Evan Rachel Wood received her high school diploma when she was 15 years old!
  • Evan Rachel Wood has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  • Evan Rachel Wood was originally cast to play Terri in Raise Your Voice, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [kwlink]Hilary Duff[/kwlink] was later given the role.
  • Evan Rachel Wood co-starred with David Gallagher and Michael Angarano in the 2001 flick, Little Secrets.
  • Evan Rachel Wood Says...
    "Just look at the messages today's media are sending everybody - from TV and commercials to actors and singers. Kids are just drowning in that 24/7 and it's getting really bad."

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