Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Wood enrolled in modeling school in 1988 and had small roles in Back to the Future, Part II (1989) and Internal Affairs (1990) before gaining notice in 1990's Avalon. His other movies include Paradise (1991), The Good Son (1993), North (1994), The Ice Storm (1997), and Deep Impact (1998). He bagged the starring role of Frodo in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy (2000–2001).
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