Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress. She is know playing a leading role in the Westworld series. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about her!
1.Evan Rachel Wood was born on September 7, 1987.
2. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a locally prominent actor, singer, theater director, and playwright; he is the Executive Director of a local regional theatre company called Theatre in the Park.
3. Her mother, Sara Lynn Moore (born March 6, 1958), is an actress, director, and acting coach.
4. Wood’s mother is a convert to Judaism, while Wood’s father is Christian.
5. Evan Rachel Wood’s brother, Ira David Wood IV, is also an actor; she has two other brothers, Dana and Thomas, and a sister named Aden.
6. Her paternal aunt, Carol Winstead Wood, was a Hollywood production designer.
7. Evan Rachel Wood and her brothers were actively involved in Theatre in the Park while growing up, including an appearance by her in the 1987 production of her father’s musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol when she was just a few months old.
10. Subsequently, she played the Ghost of Christmas Past in several productions at the theater, and she later starred as Helen Keller alongside her mother (who played Anne Sullivan) in a production of The Miracle Worker, under her father’s direction.
11. Evan Rachel Wood briefly attended Cary Elementary, a public school in Cary, North Carolina. She was subsequently home-schooled and received her high school diploma at age 15.
12. She began her career appearing in several made-for-television films from 1994 onward, also playing an occasional role in the television series American Gothic.
13. In 1996, Wood’s parents separated and later divorced, and Wood moved with her mother to her mother’s native Los Angeles County, California.
14. After a one-season role on the television drama Profiler, Wood was cast in the supporting role of Jessie Sammler on the television show Once and Again.
15. Wood’s first major screen role was in the low-budget 1998 film Digging to China, which also starred Kevin Bacon and Mary Stuart Masterson.
16. The film won the Children’s Jury Award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
17.Wood made her teenage debut as a leading film actress in 2002’s Little Secrets, directed by Blair Treu, where she played aspiring 14-year-old concert violinist Emily Lindstrom.
18. For that role, she was nominated for Best Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards.
19. That same year, Wood played a supporting role in the Andrew Niccol-directed science fiction satirical drama film, S1m0ne, which starred Al Pacino.
20. Wood’s breakthrough movie role followed with the 2003 film Thirteen.
21. Her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress – Drama and for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Actress. During the time of Thirteen’s release, Vanity Fair named Wood as one of the It Girls of Hollywood, and she appeared, along with the other actresses, on the magazine’s July 2003 cover.
22. In 2005, Wood appeared in the Mike Binder-directed The Upside of Anger, opposite Kevin Costner and Joan Allen, a well-reviewed film in which Wood played Lavender “Popeye” Wolfmeyer, one of four sisters dealing with their father’s absence. Her character also narrated the film.
23. Wood’s next two starring roles were in dark independent films. In the 2005 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival nominee Pretty Persuasion, a black comedy/satirical focusing on themes of sexual harassment and discrimination in schools and attitudes about females in media and society, Wood played Kimberly Joyce, a manipulative, sexually active high-schooler.
24. In Down in the Valley, which was directed by David Jacobson, Wood’s character, Tobe, falls in love with an older man, a cowboy who is at odds with modern society (Edward Norton).
25. Evan Rachel Wood has commented on her choice of sexually themed roles, saying that she is not aiming for the “shock factor” in her film choices.
26. In 2005, Wood starred in the music videos for Bright Eyes’ “At the Bottom of Everything” and Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends”.
27. In September 2006, Wood received Premiere magazine’s “Spotlight Award for Emerging Talent.”
28. Also in 2006, she was described by The Guardian as being “wise beyond her years” and as “one of the best actresses of her generation.”
29. Evan Rachel Wood was awarded the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation for her performance.
30. Across the Universe, a Julie Taymor-directed musical that was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award and was set in Liverpool, New York City, and Vietnam, focused on the tribulations of several characters during the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s. It was set to the songs of The Beatles. Wood, who has described the music of The Beatles as a major part of her life, played Lucy, who develops a relationship with Jude (Jim Sturgess).
31. Wood starred in 2008’s Vadim Perelman-directed The Life Before Her Eyes, based on the Laura Kasischke novel of the same name, about the friendship of two teens of opposite character who are involved in a Columbine-like shooting incident at their school and are forced to make an impossible choice. Wood played the younger version of Uma Thurman’s character, Diana. One critic cited her performance as “hands-down extraordinary”.
32. In the same year, she also co-starred in director Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, about Randy “Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke), a professional wrestler from the 1980s who is forced to retire after a heart attack threatens to kill him the next time he wrestles. Wood played Stephanie, Randy “Ram” Robinson’s estranged daughter.
33. In May 2009, she played Juliet in six fundraising performances of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Theater In The Park.
34. She portrayed the title character’s daughter in the 2011 HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
35. She is featured with Chris Evans in a 2016 ad for Gucci Guilty Eau fragrances.
36. In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Wood and others told the stories of the people killed there.
37. Rachel Evan Wood began dating British actor Jamie Bell in 2005 after they co-starred in the music video for Green Day’s song “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
38. They got matching tattoos of each other’s initials; in Wood’s case, a “J” on her left ankle. After a year together, the relationship ended in 2006.
39. In January 2007, Wood’s relationship with Marilyn Manson became public.
40. The couple split in November 2008. They later re-united and it was reported in early January 2010 that the couple was engaged to be married.
41. Wood and Manson ended their engagement in August 2010.
42. In the summer of 2011, Wood was reported to have rekindled her relationship with Jamie Bell, five years after they first broke up.
43. The couple married in a small ceremony on October 30, 2012.
44. They have one son, born in July 2013.
45. Rachel Evan Wood had a home birth with her son, and publicly thanked Ricki Lake, creator of the documentary The Business of Being Born, for inspiring her decision.
46. In May 2014, Wood and Bell announced that they had separated after 19 months of marriage.
47. In August 2012, Wood came out as bisexual via Twitter.
48. Wood’s mother is a convert to Judaism and Wood’s father is Christian.
49. In 2003, Wood described herself as Jewish.
50. Rachel Evan Wood has a black belt in taekwondo.