How much is Evan Rachel Wood worth?
|Net Worth:||$8 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 7, 1987|
|Country:||United States of America|
This atypical Hollywood starlet got rebellious in Thirteen, showed off her singing chops in Across the Universe and satiated her thirst in True Blood.
Who Is Evan Rachel Wood
It’s still hard to believe that this adorable blond pixie was ever engaged to Marilyn Manson. But then, maybe not…because if there’s one thing Evan Rachel Wood has taught us to count on, it’s that there is more to her than meets the eye.
American actress Evan Rachel Wood has a net worth at $8 million dollars, as of 2020.
“I Just Kind Of Did It Ever Since”
Evan Rachel Wood was born and raised in a theatrical family in Raleigh, North Carolina. While most actors fight to get stage time, Wood was performing as an infant in her father’s theater company. Her mother too was an actress, and the family would appear regularly in her father’s productions, with Wood taking steadily larger roles as she got older. One of her happiest memories was playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker opposite her mother’s Anne Sullivan when she was not yet 10. “Once I was old enough to walk and talk, I was pushed out on stage,” she says, “and I just kind of did it ever since.”
After her parents’ divorce, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother and brother Ira. The move would be instrumental for her career, but even as a preteen, there was something different about Evan. With her blond curls and bubbly features, she was a dead ringer for a Mouseketeer. Instead, she took on more challenging subjects like eating disorders and budding homosexuality as Jessie in the critically acclaimed TV show Once and Again.
“It’s Not Honest”
Into her teenage years, Wood continually gravitated toward the more helpless, nervous and dangerous sides of growing up. She was a painfully shy young girl, and disliked junior high so much that she was home schooled through 12th grade, getting her high school diploma at 15. Her film choices reflected her distaste, saying that she was annoyed that all the teen movies were about the big dance and who’s sleeping with whom. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, this sucks so much,’” she said. “This is not helping. And it’s not honest.”
Wood brought some harsh honesty to the silver screen in her big break, Thirteen, playing a young, happy innocent who gets corrupted into a rebellious adolescence replete with drugs, sex and crime. With Wood’s signature dichotomy of adorable little blond girl with a dark streak, it was a true showcase for her growing talent. She earned ubiquitous praise, a Golden Globe nomination, and Vanity Fair named the 16-year-old, one of the It Girls of Hollywood.
Her impressive talents were now in high demand, but she continued to evade the mainstream by choosing macabre and sinister roles in more independent films. She was in the lighter Little Secrets and Practical Magic, but also a kidnapping victim in The Missing, sexual villainess in Pretty Persuasion, and dating a much older, probably insane man in Down in the Valley.
Her Down in the Valley role, as it turns out, would be practice for real life when, at 19, she started dating the much older, probably insane goth musician Marilyn Manson. That Manson was twice her age raised less eyebrows than the simple fact that she was dating him at all, but even critics had to admit that it made some twisted sense. In the video for Manson’s ‘Heart Shaped Glasses,’ an ironic allusion to Lolita that he wrote for her, Wood appears, passionately kissing the singer in bed while getting showered in blood. “And for me,” she says, “that was one of the most romantic moments of my entire life.” The two would be on-again, off-again for years, getting engaged in the beginning of 2010 but splitting for good by August of that year.
Some know her as the child actress-turned-indie prodigy, and others, the sanguine queen on Manson’s arm, but either way she has made a name for herself by subverting expectations and doing exactly what she wants to do. Whether she’s a vampire queen in True Blood or a belting flower child in Across the Universe, one thing is clear: there are still sides of Evan Rachel Wood that we have yet to see.
Defining Quote “One of the reasons I fought for those roles is that I think there are so many things about them that are just so human, but people like to label them as weird or bad or wrong because they’re scared of them.”