With a wide-ranging career from HBO's award-winning TV series Westworld to indie flicks like Pretty Persuasion, American actress Evan Rachel Wood found her breakthrough in 2003 award-winning teen flick, Thirteen. Dabbling in music throughout her expansive acting career, the North Carolina-born actress lent her expressive vocals to the soundtracks of 2007's Across the Universe and 2019's Frozen 2.
Born to a theatrical family in Raleigh, North Carolina, actress Evan Rachel Wood got her start in acting at just a few months old, performing for her father's community theatre project, Theatre in the Park. Having found a sequence of roles in minor flicks throughout the 90s, Wood's true breakthrough came in 2003's Thirteen: taking on the role of troubled teen Tracy Freeland, she was shortly nominated for a Golden Globe, as well as being named one of Vanity Fair's 'It Girls of Hollywood.' Continuing to land key roles throughout the 2000s, the American actress found particular success in independent flicks Pretty Persuasion and Down in the Valley, as well as in Ryan Murphy's Golden Globe-nominated comedy Running with Scissors. Her musical debut came through 2007 musical Across the Universe: taking on the role of Lucy, Wood demonstrated her vocal talents on soundtrack cuts "Hold Me Tight," "It Won't Be Long," "If I Fell," "Dear Prudence," "Because," and "Blackbird."
After a series of career-building roles throughout the 2000s and 2010s, including key roles in hugely-popular HBO TV series True Blood and Westworld, Wood returned to music in 2019's Frozen 2. As the voice of Queen Iduna, Wood lent her extensive vocal talents to several of the soundtrack's key cuts, including the theatrical "Show Yourself." ~ David Crone