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An actress with talent and poise well beyond her years, EVAN RACHEL WOOD is one of Hollywood's brightest young actresses and is already a Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee.

Wood was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and a Critic's Choice Award in 2004 for her role in the critically acclaimed drama Thirteen, written and directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Wood starred opposite Holly Hunter. 

Wood will soon be seen in Marcos Siega's Pretty Persuasion opposite Ron Livingston and James Woods. The film centers on a sexual harassment scandal that engulfs an exclusive Beverly Hills private school. Pretty Persuasion will premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Wood will also star in David Jacobson's Down In The Valley opposite Edward Norton, David Morse and Rory Culkin. Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man (Norton) who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman (Wood). 

Wood starred in Ron Howard's The Missing, opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett. Wood played Lilly, a young girl captured by a band of outcasts who must fight for her survival until she is rescued. 

In 2002, Wood was seen in two feature films, the first opposite Al Pacino in New Line Cinema's comedy Simone. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol, Pacino plays a disillusioned producer who attempts to create a computer-generated virtual actress when the leading lady in his movie walks off the set. Wood plays the daughter of Pacino and Catherine Keener; she also appeared in Little Secrets, for the Samuel Goldwyn Company. Starring as the lead role Emily, Wood plays a talented and curious young girl who spends an eye-opening summer at home while all her friends are away at camp. The movie also stars Vivica A. Fox. 

Wood starred in ABC's critically acclaimed hit drama series, "Once and Again." Created by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick ("thirtysomething") and produced by Disney, the series followed the efforts of divorcees (played by Sela Ward and Billy Campbell) trying to sustain a new relationship through the countless hurdles presented by their children, their ex-spouses and everyday life. Wood played Billy Campbell's sensitive daughter, Jessie, who had difficulty dealing with the pains of divorce and adolescence. 

Wood's additional feature credits include Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, Timothy Hutton's Digging to China, and Detour with Michael Madsen. On television, she recently appeared as CJ Craig's niece in NBC's critically acclaimed drama "The West Wing."

Wood's stage 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."

Wood is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is also trained in singing and dance. She lives in Los Angeles.

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