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Born: September 7, 1987 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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An exceptionally gifted actress, Evan Rachel Wood specialized in playing girls who had often seen and experienced too much at very early ages. She first gained attention while still in grade school on the cult TV series "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-96) and "Once And Again" (ABC, 1999-2002), before wowing critics with her portrayal of a young girl who dives headlong into sex and drugs in the disturbing indie drama, "Thirteen" (2003), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. After that star-making performance, Wood alternated between mainstream Hollywood features and independent productions, though the latter remained her bread and butter with turns in "Down in the Valley" (2006), "Running with Scissors" (2006) and "Across the Universe" (2007). She delivered another sterling performance, this time opposite Mickey Rourke as his estranged daughter in "The Wrestler" (2009), before landing the recurring role of a vampire queen for the second and third seasons of the hit show "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-14). By the time she earned critical applause for "Mildred Pierce" (HBO, 2011), Wood was already well-established as a talented young actress who time and again impressed audiences alike with her mature...

An exceptionally gifted actress, Evan Rachel Wood specialized in playing girls who had often seen and experienced too much at very early ages. She first gained attention while still in grade school on the cult TV series "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-96) and "Once And Again" (ABC, 1999-2002), before wowing critics with her portrayal of a young girl who dives headlong into sex and drugs in the disturbing indie drama, "Thirteen" (2003), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. After that star-making performance, Wood alternated between mainstream Hollywood features and independent productions, though the latter remained her bread and butter with turns in "Down in the Valley" (2006), "Running with Scissors" (2006) and "Across the Universe" (2007). She delivered another sterling performance, this time opposite Mickey Rourke as his estranged daughter in "The Wrestler" (2009), before landing the recurring role of a vampire queen for the second and third seasons of the hit show "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-14). By the time she earned critical applause for "Mildred Pierce" (HBO, 2011), Wood was already well-established as a talented young actress who time and again impressed audiences alike with her mature and complex performances.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Into the Forest (2016)
2.
 Strange Magic (2015)
3.
 Barefoot (2014)
5.
 Case of You, A (2013)
7.
8.
 Love, Marilyn (2012)
9.
10.
 Conspirator, The (2011)
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1995:
Made television debut in the CBS miniseries "In The Best Of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness"
1998:
Cast as Chloe Waters in the television drama series "Profiler"
1998:
Cast in the romantic feature drama "Practical Magic" opposite Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman
1999:
Cast as Jessie Sammier in the television series "Once And Again"
2001:
Starred in the touching family drama "Little Secrets"
2002:
Played Al Pacino and Catherine Keener's daughter in "S1m0ne"
2003:
Breakthrough role as Tracy in the independent film "Thirteen," co-starring and produced by Holly Hunter; received Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress
2003:
Starred opposite Cate Blanchett in "The Missing"
2005:
Cast as Joan Allen's youngest daughter in "The Upside of Anger," a film by Mike Binder; screened at Sundance
2005:
Starred in the dark comedy "Pretty Persuasion" as a teen who accuses her English teacher of sexual harassment
2006:
Portrayed a rebellious young woman who has an affair with a delusional man (Edward Norton) in "Down in the Valley"
2006:
Played Natalie Finch in the film adaptation of the Augusten Burroughs book "Running With Scissors"
2007:
Cast in the Julie Taymor directed "Across the Universe," a 1960s love story set to the music of the Beatles
2007:
Played the daughter of a manic depressive (Michael Douglas) in "The King of California"
2008:
Played the younger version of Uma Thurman's character Diana in Vadim Perelman's "The Life Before Her Eyes"
2008:
Cast as the estranged daughter of Mickey Rourke, who portrayed an aging professional wrestler, in Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler"
2009:
Played the young wife of Larry David's character in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works"
2009:
Landed a recurring role on HBO's provocative drama series "True Blood" as Sophie-Anne Leclerq, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana
2011:
Played the role of Veda Pierce, the title character's (Kate Winslet) narcissistic daughter in HBO's five-part miniseries "Mildred Pierce"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
2011:
Co-starred in "The Ides of March" with George Clooney, who also directed, co-wrote and produced
2013:
Starred in the offbeat comedy-drama "Charlie Countryman"
2016:
Took on the starring role of Dolores Abernathy on the massively popular series "Westworld"
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Notes

Wood holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do

"I would love to continue acting. I would love to do as many roles and films as I can and work with as many amazing people as I can."-Wood

"Sometimes I forget that I am even watching myself, realizing that's me. It's like you almost become a fan yourself: You are just this normal person watching this show, and then you realize that it's your show. It's weird sometimes."-Wood Cnn.com March 8, 2001

"I didn't really decide to move to Hollywood and pursue acting. My parents got separated, and my mom decided to move out here. I wasn't happy that my parents split up, but I figured now that I was in L.A., I might as well audition for stuff. I was making the best out of a bad situation. My first big break was Practical Magic. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock are good role models. I lucked out to work with them early on."-Wood

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companion:
Brady Corbet. Actor. Met while filming "Thirteen"; rumored to be dating 2004.

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father:
David Wood. Theater owner. Owned and operated Theatre in the Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.
mother:
Sara Wood. Actor, director.
brother:
Dana Wood. Musician. Born c. 1978.
brother:
Ira Wood. Born c. 1985.
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