American producer, actor, and DJ Elijah Wood was born in 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wood grew up modeling and appearing in local school plays; his natural talent for acting quickly became apparent, and after a number of small roles in commercials and stage productions, he first appeared on the big screen in a small role in the smash hit Back to the Future Part II. By the time he was fifteen, Wood had starred in a number of films, including: Radio Flyer (1992), The Good Son (1993), and Flipper (1996.) Wood also developed a growing interest in music, which would eventually lead to his interest in DJ-ing.
As he reached his late teens and early twenties, Elijah Wood began to appear in a number of more mature roles, including The Ice Storm (1997) and Deep Impact (1998.) But the role which made him a household name arriving in 2001, when Peter Jackson cast him in the role of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. Since that time, Elijah Wood has gone on to star in a number of high-profile films, including both subsequent installments of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, plus films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Everything is Illuminated (2005.) He has also voiced the main character for the films Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet Two (2011.)
In 2005, Elijah Wood launched his own record label, Simian Records, and since that time the label has signed a handful of up and coming bands. In addition to the record label, Elijah Wood has recently forayed into DJ-ing; after meeting already existing DJ Zach Cowie through mutual friends, the two found their tastes and interests in music to be much in alignment. The duo formed the DJ team Wooden Wisdom, and since their formation they’ve been in great demand for a number of high-profile events. Wooden Wisdom recently launched a 2015 tour which has brought them to audiences in Miami, Toronto, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and across the ocean to Italy and Copenhagen.
Elijah Woods is slated for a number of film roles in the coming years, but he also plans to continue with Wooden Wisdom and his side projects in the music industry.