Probably inheriting her acting skills from her actor parents, Evan Rachel Wood kicked off her career in early 1990s. She at first appeared on several television series, including "American Gothic" and "Once and Again". She went on guest starring on "The West Wing" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". Besides, the September 7, 1987 born actress also snatched the recurring role of Sophie-Anne Leclerq on "True Blood" as well as lending her voice in an episode of "Robot Chicken".
Making her debut as a leading film actress in "Digging to China" (1998), it wasn't until she was billed to portray Tracy Louise Freeland in the 2003 semi-autobiographical drama film "Thirteen" that Wood rose to mainstream success. In addition to being nominated for several prestigious awards, she won Prism Award for Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film. Afterwards, she preferred acting in independent films, like "Pretty Persuasion" (2005), "Down in the Valley" (2006), also "Running with Scissors" (2006). She made a comeback to mainstream films in 2008 with a part as Stephanie Ramzinski in sports drama feature "The Wrestler".
In the years that came, Wood took on roles in wider range of genres including "Whatever Works" (2009), "The Ides of March" (2011), "Barefoot" (2014), and "Into the Forest" (2015). In 2011, she made a comeback to small screen, playing Kate Winslet's daughter in the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce", a role which earned her the Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Wood, who was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, was once engaged to Marilyn Manson. Following their separation, she then married British actor Jamie Bell on October 30, 2012. They had a son born in July the following year. In May 2014, the couple announced they were separating.