Read on to learn everything you want to know about Elijah Wood’s height, wife, and his career in 2019.
Who Is He?
Elijah Wood is an American actor and producer. He’s best known for his epic role as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit franchises.
How old is he?
Elijah Wood was born on January 28, 1981, which makes him 38 years old (at the time of writing).
How Tall Is Elijah Wood?
Elijah Wood is a shorter man, standing at just 5’6″ (168 cm).
At 5 foot 6, Elijah Wood is four inches shorter than the average American male.
How Much Does He Weigh?
It’s estimated that Elijah Wood weighs 140 pounds. That’s 64 kilograms. With an estimated BMI of 22.8, he’s in the healthy, normal range.
What Movies and TV Shows Has He Starred In?
Elijah Wood is one of the modest men who uses his small stature to his advantage. Without his short frame, he might not have landed the role that gave him his big break.
He was the perfect height to play a hobbit named Frodo in the Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) franchise. He reprised the role of Frodo Baggins in the follow-up franchise, The Hobbit between 2012-2015.
Before his breakout role as Frodo, Elijah Wood was a child actor. With his sweet demeanor and bright blue eyes, his parents knew he was destined for Hollywood.
One day his mother took him to meet with an agent. Wood was signed immediately and started doing commercials. Starring in a music video with Paula Abdul was one of his first projects.
He starred in Forever Your Girl. Though he was uncredited at the time everyone knows t’s him now. It’s his first credit on IMDB.
After that video, he was a very popular child actor. He starred in movies like Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Paradise (1991). Unlike a lot of child stars, Elijah Wood transitioned to a successful career as an adult. In 1998 he starred in both Deep Impact and The Faculty.
More recently, he’s been taking his talents to the small screen. He starred in FX’s series Wilbur (2011-2014). Wood also appeared on BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2017).
He’s currently doing voice work on the animated series Star Wars Resistance.
Who Is Elijah Wood’s Wife?
In August 2019, rumors circulated that Elijah Wood secretly married his long-term partner, Mette Marie Kongsved. The Danish producer also appears pregnant, suggesting Elijah Wood is about to become a Dad too.
While the couple has yet to confirm or deny marriage rumors, we know they’ve been together since at least 2017.
They worked together on the Netflix film I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (2017). Wood was part of the ensemble cast and Kongsved was a producer.
Maybe because a crime drama brought them together the couple keeps their relationship private. They’ve only been seen together in public a handful of times.
Once they were photographed shopping in Pasadena. Another time they were seated together at a Rodarte show during Fashion Week.
Is Elijah Wood Gay?
If Wood is gay, he hasn’t announced it. He’s never been connected with a male partner, though his intense friendship with The Bachelor’s Nick Viall certainly raised some eyebrows.
Here’s Jimmy Fallon geeking out over the connection. In the clip, Elijah Wood gushes about what an awesome guy Nick is, citing his integrity and genuine sensitivity.-
Elijah and Nick met through their mutual friend Kyle. It looks like epic bromance, and not a romantic partnership though.
What’s Elijah Wood’s Net Worth?
As of 2019, Wood has an estimated net worth of $30 Million. Wood earned his fortune by working steadily as an actor and producer for decades.
He moved from Iowa to L.A. with his family at the age of 7. The man has been in the industry for over thirty years. Outside of The LOTR films, his highest-grossing films include Sin City (2005), Happy Feet (2006), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).
Is He Doing Anything in 2019?
Despite being best-known for LOTR, Wood has been incredibly busy. He had two guest appearances on Comedy Central’s Drunk History.
Wood lends his voice to Jace Rucklin on Star Wars Resistance. He was also the lead in the horror-comedy movie Come to Daddy (2019).
According to IMDB, he’s also got another feature film in post-production. He will play Stanley Wright in L.A. Rush, which is a crime drama centering around a man’s quest to free his daughter from a malevolent game developer.
As a producer, he has the highly anticipated horror film, Daniel isn’t Real coming out in December of 2019.
His Personal Style
Like quite a few of the men of modest height we feature on TMM, Wood uses certain pieces to create a signature look.
It’s easy to think of an Elijah Wood ensemble. He favors the following elements:
- Printed button-down shirts
- Rolled-cuff jeans
- Utility jackets
- Slim fit trousers
- Autumnal color palette
- Visible belt
Like any stylish guy, Elijah Wood will employ a hat when he’s in the mood. But, he hasn’t made hats part of his signature style, like Bruno Mars does or Humphrey Bogart did.
Elijah Wood does a few other things to help him appear proportional.
First, he tucks in his shirt or wears shorter ones, showing off his belt. This trick ensures he’s not swamped shirts that are too long or too short.
Second, he wears a jacket or blazer most of the time. Adding those completer pieces lends authority to any outfit, even if it’s casual.
Next, Wood avoids anything too youthful. For better or for worse, when you’re on the shorter side and take care of your skin, you might be mistaken for a teenager. Yes, even when you’re approaching 40.
Finally, he usually sticks to a low-contrast silhouette.
All of these fashion tricks help him establish a personal brand that flatters his physique.
Even when he’s got more formal fashion needs, Wood’s red carpet game is great. He clearly puts a great deal of importance on tailoring and fit.
What do you think of Elijah Wood’s style and career choices lately? Let us know in the comments!
Sharon Callahan says
I think Elijah Wood has beautiful eyes. I am always drawn to his eyes and smile. I wish him the best.
Lu Cairncross says
Love the positive comments about Elijah Wood. I admire his work as an actor and appreciate how he generally keeps his personal life as private as possible. I also believe a person’s stature should just be another aspect of them that is celebrated as one of the aspects that makes them unique.