Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987, Raleigh, North Carolina) is a film, television, and theater actress and singer.
Her father, Ira David Wood III, (born on November 19, 1947) ran a theatre in Raleigh, which is where Evan, at a very young age, got her interest in acting. Her mother, Sara Lynn Moore (born on March 6, 1958), is also an actress.
In 1994 she lost the child role in Interview with a Vampire to Kirsten Dunst. She did get other parts in made for TV movies though. In early 1997 Evan, along with her mother and one of her 2 brothers, Ira David Wood IV (born on November 20, 1984), moved to Los Angeles where she eventually found success as Jesse Sammler in ABC's Once and Again.
While Jesse in Once And Again was Evan's "breakthrough" role. Her most well-known movie role to date is as good-girl turned bad-girl Tracy in 2003's Thirteen, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Vogue named Evan one of the It Girls of Hollywood, and she along with the other girls appeared on the July 2003 cover.
- Across The Universe (2006) - Lucy
- The Mermaids Singing (2006) - Grainne
- Running with Scissors (2006) - Natalie
- Down in the Valley (2005) - Tobe
- Pretty Persuasion (August 12, 2005) - Kimberly Joyce
- The Upside of Anger (March 11, 2005) - Lavender "Popeye" Wolfmeyer
- The Missing (November 26, 2003) - Lilly Gilkeson
- Thirteen August 20, 2003) - Tracy Louise Freeland
- S1m0ne (August 23, 2002) - Lainey Christian
- Little Secrets (August 23, 2002) - Emily Lindstrom
- Detour (1999) - Daniella Rogers
- Practical Magic (October 16, 1998) - Kylie Owens
- Digging to China (September 11, 1998) - Harriet Frankovitz
- Once and Again (1999-2002) - Jessie Sammler
- Down Will Come Baby (1999) - Robin Garr
- Profiler (1996) - Chloe Waters #2 (1998-1999)
- Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997)
- Death in Small Doses (1995) - Anna
- A Father for Charlie (1995) - Tessa
- Search for Grace (1994) - Sarah
- In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994) - Little Susie
- Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
- Was set to have the leading role in teen movies Raise Your Voice and Mean Girls, but production changes and filming conflicts meant actresses Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan got the roles respectively.
- For her part in Thirteen, she had both her tongue and belly button pierced specially.
In 2002 for a various artists album called "School's Out Christmas Album", Wood recorded the songs "Christmas Isn't Christmas Without You" and "Silver And Gold".