Elijah Wood began his acting career when he was in elementary school, and was a critical favorite from the beginning. Though his work in such films and television movies as, "Child in the Night", "Avalon", "Forever Young", "Radio Flyer", "The Adventures of Huck Finn", "North", "Flipper", "Oliver Twist", and "Deep Impact", earned him a steady stream of acting award nominations and wins, it was not until his performance as Frodo in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, that he finally truly became a star. Since his four years of shooting "Lord of the Rings" ended, he has appeared in a string of films including "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Sin City", "Everything is Illuminated", and "The Romantics", and has voiced characters in the animated projects, "Happy Feet", "Happy Feet 2", and "9". In 2011, he began performing on the U.S. version of the dark comedy, "Wilfred". Recently, he has re-appeared in headlines, as moviegoers gear up to revisit the world of the "Lord of the Rings" with "The Hobbit", in which he reprises his role as Frodo.
In August of 2011, just after the first season of "Wilfred" began airing, Mr. Wood did the slightly unconventional thing of putting his Santa Monica home on the market. This decision was most likely in preparation for the next few years of travel between shooting "Wilfred" and "The Hobbit" films. Elijah Wood's house, which he has not spent any appreciable time in since 2004, features three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms spread out over 2,130 square feet. The house also has a separate guesthouse, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, a large living room, a separate dining room, a backyard terrace, and a vintage kitchen. Elijah Wood's house also sports a breakfast nook, a small backyard, and a two-car garage. Listed for $1.85 million, the home is modestly priced for the area, but Elijah Wood's house is also listed as a "tear-down" property, and apparently needs extensive renovation. With such a busy acting career, and almost constant travel, unloading an unused house is probably in Mr. Woods' best interest.