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Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, ELIJAH WOOD continues to challenge himself with roles spanning the spectrum of style and genre.

This fall Wood will begin production in GRAND PIANO, an indie thriller written by Damien Chazelle and to be directed by Eugenio Mira. The story concerns a once-great concert pianist (Wood) who suffers from stage fright and comes back to perform after a five-year hiatus. Just when he's about to play the first bar, he notices somebody has written a threatening note on his music sheet. He's now forced to play his best concert ever to save his life as well as his wife's. The movie will shoot at Ciudad de la Luz Studios in Alicante, Spain, and a week in Chicago.

Wood will next be seen in season 2 of FX hit comedy series Wilfred. The show is a U.S. remake of the Australia hit sitcom which was adapted by Family Guy vet David Zuckerman and revolves around a guy (Wood), a girl, and a mixed-breed dog named Wilfred, which Zuckerman describes as part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender. Season 2 premieres Thursday, June 28th. He also will be voicing the character ‘Beck' in TRON: UPRISING which will be on the Disney XD June 7th, 2012.

On the big screen, he will be seen in Franck Khalfoun's re-make of the thriller MANIAC. Wood stars as Frank Zito, a serial killer who works in an antique shop that sells mannequins, and preys on women after years of abuse from his mad mother. The film will be having its world premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on May 26th.

Wood recently wrapped production in New Zealand on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT where he will be reprising his role as Frodo. He has also completed work as ‘Ben Gunn' in Stewart Harcourt's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND alongside Eddie Izzard and Donald Sutherland. The two-part four hour miniseries aired on SKY TV in the UK in December 2011 and on the SyFy channel May 6th 2012. Alan Moloney is producing with Steve Barron directing. Wood was also seen in the short FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT REVISITED directed by Adam Yauch and starring John C. Reilly and Seth Rogen, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Wood was heard lending his voice alongside Robin Williams and Pink in the sequel HAPPY FEET 2 which was be released in 3D in November 2011.

Wood was also seen in Galt Niederhoffer's THE ROMANTICS opposite an all-star cast including Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Malin Ackerman and Adam Brody. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2009, Wood gave his voice to the Shane Acker animated film 9, produced by Tim Burton. The Focus Features film tells the story of a post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened. The film was released on 9-9-09 and co-stars Jennifer Connelly and John C. Reilly.

Wood made an indelible mark in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings in the lead role of the hobbit, 'Frodo Baggins.' Directed by Peter Jackson, the films; THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS and RETURN OF THE KING were all critically lauded as well as being box office record setters. In addition, RETURN OF THE KING won the Academy® Award for Best Picture as well as 11 Academy Awards in all, tying TITANIC for the record. The series of films also starred Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellan, and Sean Astin.

Additional credits OXFORD MURDERS opposite John Hurt; PARIS, JE T'AIME; DAY ZERO; George Miller's animated film HAPPY FEET; Emilio Estevez's BOBBY; Liev Schreiber's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED; and Michel Gondry's critically acclaimed ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. Additional credits include Lexi Alexander's HOOLIGANS; Frank Miller's graphic novel SIN CITY, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Miller; Ang Lee's THE ICE STORM; Martin Duffy's independent film THE BUMBLEE FLIES AWAY; Jeffrey Porter's TRY SEVENTEEN; ASH WEDNESDAY; and James Toback's BLACK AND WHITE.

Wood is an active member and supporter of The Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization founded in 1997 that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. The Art of Elysium provides artistic workshops in acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.

Wood currently resides in LA.

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