Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American film, television, and theater actress who, on occasion, sings. She began acting in the mid 90s, appearing in several television films and series. After small roles on the programs "The Profiler" and "American Gothic," she landed a significant part on the critically-acclaimed ABC family drama "Once and Again" (1999-2002), where she earned much praise for her portrayal of a young teen dealing with such issues as anorexia and homosexuality. Wood made her film debut in 1998's "Digging To China", but did not garner much attention in the format until her Golden Globe-nominated performance in 2003's "thirteen." She has since starred in such diverse motion pictures as "Pretty Persuasion" (2005), "The Upside of Anger" (2005) and "Down in the Valley" (2006), as well as several others.
Wood has been described by The Guardian newspaper as being "wise beyond her years" and as "one of the best actresses of her generation". In 2007 she starred as Lucy in the film "Across the Universe," which was the first movie to employ the use of her impressive singing voice. She debuted it on "Once and Again," where she sang "Red Red Robin" (at a wedding) and a few older folk songs (for a play her character starred in). In 2002, she also recorded two songs for the holiday compilation "School's Out! Christmas": "Christmas Isn't Christmas Without You" and a cover of the old chestnut "Silver and Gold." Her solo contributions to the "Across the Universe" soundtrack are: "Hold Me Tight", "It Won't Be Long", "If I Fell", and "Blackbird"..Make Evan Rachel Wood Playlist