EVAN RACHEL WOOD is one of Hollywood's rising young stars
in both film and television. She is best known for her starring role in ABC's
critically acclaimed hit drama series "Once and Again" in which she
played Billy Campbell's sensitive daughter Jessie who struggles with the pain
of her parents divorce. In SIMONE,
she plays Lainey, the wise, mature and steady daughter of divorced parents
Viktor Taransky and Elaine Christian.
The 14-year-old native of Raleigh, North Carolina has been
working steadily as an actress for nine years.
Her feature film debut was Timothy Hutton's Digging to
China as Harriet Frankovitz. But her breakout in film was the role of Kylie
Owens in Practical Magic opposite Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. She
was last seen in Detour with Michael Madsen and will appear in Blair Treu's
Little Secrets in the lead role of Emily, opposite Vivica A. Fox and Michael
Her theater credits include: "The Miracle Worker"
for Theatre in the Park, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for Shakespeare
in the Park and a three-year tour with "A Christmas Carol." The black
belt in Tae Kwon Do is also trained in singing and dancing.
Wood, who is a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, is also trained in
singing and dancing.
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