Evan Rachel Wood
Will Evan Rachel Wood go down in history as the highest paid actress in music video history for her romp with boyfriend Marilyn Manson in his “Heart-Shaped Glasses” video? If indeed her romance with the shock rocker – 19 years her senior – overwhelms the public consciousness of who Evan Rachel Wood is, it would be a shame. She is a fine acting talent, utilizing her “wise beyond years” trait to convey teenage characters confused, awkward, and struggling to find their way. She says she envisions a career similar to that of Jodie Foster’s. Perhaps, years from now, the Manson fling will be seen as pop lore, one of those bizarre romantic oddities that go down in the annals of legend.
Born in North Carolina in 1987, with the precociousness evident early, young Evan was home schooled while developing an array of talents, like singing and earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She was on TV by age seven, and by twelve was a regular on the show “Once and Again.” When her parents separated, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles to expand her acting career. On the big screen, she played the proverbial daughter role in a handful of pictures – from Pacino’s daughter in “S1m0ne” to Joan Allen’s daughter in “The Upside of Anger.” She’s growing into exploring more young women-on-their-own parts now, and it would be interesting – if she does emulate a trajectory similar to Foster’s – to follow a career that began in childhood and watch it mature into adulthood. Our only hope is that she doesn’t grow up too early.
Evan Rachel Wood in GQ
Evan on the Web
Evan Rachel Wood at Maxim
Check out her exclusive pics and content at Maxim!
Database with some extensive trivia on Evan’s young career.
Biography with lengthy related websites discussion.
Detailed bio covering extensively both her career and personal life.
Evan Rachel Wood.net
Pretty in-depth fan site with wide photo gallery.
Evan discusses her appearance in the “Heart-Shaped Glasses” music video.
Evan discusses recent projects particularly “Running with Scissors.”
A Little Piece of Evan
Interview and photo shoot from the May 2009 issue of GQ.
Evan on the Screen
“Once and Again” was the show that put Evan on the map and upgraded her to the doting daughter phase of her career. The list of those roles stretch from “S1m0ne” to Holly Hunter’s daughter in “Thirteen,” to Cate Blanchett’s daughter in “The Missing,” to the youngest daughter in “The Upside of Anger,” and to Brian Cox’s daughter in “Running with Scissors.” Evan is the lead in “Pretty Persuasion” in 2005 and plays opposite Edward Norton in “Down in the Valley” released the same year. On the music video screen, she’s engaging in sex with Marilyn Manson and embracing him in a blood storm in his “Heart-Shaped Glasses” video.
The title of being not only Marilyn Manson’s girlfriend but also a “home-wrecker” for breaking up his marriage to Dita Von Teese is dominating the press right now. The attention of the music video and the sex in it is also the big talk. And on another Marilyn Manson related note, Evan is rumored to appear in his film “Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll.” On more normal ground, she returns to the daughter role in “King of California,” this time with Michael Douglas as her father. Set for a late 2007 release is “In Bloom” where Evan plays the younger version of Uma Thurman’s character, Diana, she’s lending her voice as the lead in the star-studded animated adventure “Terra,” and she’s currently in negotiations to play a woman with a multiple personality disorder in “Waking Madison.”
“If the world were to end tomorrow, I really believe I could say I have lived a full life already – and that I have been extremely lucky.”
On her relationship with Marilyn Manson:
“Everyone is so worried that I’m losing myself, but really I’m finding myself. I’ve never been more comfortable in my own skin.”
On the draw of sex, 2004:
“Magazine racks and music videos don’t even show the girls’ faces any more. It’s just bodies or a bottom or a breast shot, so girls think that’s what they have to do to get attention, get guys, or be popular.”