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  • Started acting on stage at an early age, as her father was the founder and executive director of Raleigh's Theatre in the Park.
  • Relocated to Hollywood with her mother after her parents' divorce.
  • Auditioned for the role of Claudia in Interview with the Vampire, but lost to Kirsten Dunst.
  • Earned her GED at 15.
  • Has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  • Once played Helen Keller to her mother's Annie Sullivan under the direction of her father in a stage production of The Miracle Worker.


  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actor/Actress: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee


  • Ira David Wood III — Father
  • Carol Winstead Wood — Aunt
  • Sara Lynn Moore — Mother
  • Ira David Wood — Brother
  • Marilyn Manson — Ex-fiancé
  • Jamie Bell — Husband (separated)
  • Dana Wood — Brother

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  • Birth Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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