Saturday, November 8, 2008

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American actress and singer.
Wood began her acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in several television roles, including American Gothic and Once and Again. She made her debut as a leading film actress in 2002's Little Secrets, and became well known after her transition to a more adult oriented Golden Globe-nominated role in the critically acclaimed Thirteen (2003).

Wood was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wood began her career appearing in several made-for-television films from 1994 and onwards, also playing an occasional role in the television series American Gothic. 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. Wood's first major screen role was in the low-budget 1998 film Digging to China.
In 2002, Wood played a supporting role in the film S1m0ne. Wood's breakthrough movie role followed with the somewhat controversial 2003 independent film Thirteen. Her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress - Drama and for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Actress. A supporting role opposite Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones, in Ron Howard's The Missing, followed the same year.

In 2005, she appeared in The Upside of Anger. Her next two starring roles were in the dark independent films, Pretty Persuasion (also 2005), in which she played a villainous, sexually active high-schooler, and Down in the Valley, in which her character falls in love with an older man posing as a cowboy (Edward Norton). 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."

Green Day Wake Me Up- When September Ends extended music video

In September of 2006,Wood appeared with an all-star ensemble cast in the film Running With Scissors. Also in 2006. Wood had roles in two films released in September, 2007: King of California and Across the Universe, Wood sang musical numbers live during filming in the latter film. She starred in 2008's Vadim Perelman-directed The Life Before Her Eyes, Wood played a younger version of Uma Thurman's character.

In 2007, Wood's relationship with Marilyn Manson became public. The two met at a party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel; Wood has stated that she was attracted to Manson's frequent use of black eye liner and has described their relationship as "healthy and loving."Wood is also the inspiration behind Manson's song "Heart-Shaped Glasses" and appeared with Manson in the song's music video. But the couple have split up.
Next, Wood will provide the voice of an alien in the animated film Terra, will play writer Anne Brontë in the film Brontë, and will be involved in the film Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll. Wood has stated that she prefers music to movies and is planning to launch a singing career. Wood and Across the Universe co-star Jim Sturgess are reported to be involved in the upcoming Julie Taymor Broadway production of a Spider-Man musical adaptation. Music for the show will be composed and written by Bono and The Edge of the band U2. She is currently working on The Wrestler and Whatever Works that will be out in 2009

Across The Universe - If I fell

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