Evan Rachel Wood was born on September 7, 1987

in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her mother, Sarah Lynn Moore

is an actress, director, and acting coach who converted to 

Judaism and raised her daughter in Judaism

His father, Ira David Wood, is a locally known actor, singer

theater director, and playwright

He is the executive director of a local community theater

company called Theater in the Park. Wood's brother, 

Ira David Wood IV is also an actor; She

has two other brothers, Dana, and a sister named Thomas

and Aidan. His aunt, Carol Westwood

was a Hollywood production designer.

Wood and his brothers were actively involved in

theater in the park growing up, including

the Ghost of Christmas a few months later. No

who played Anne Sullivan as Helen Keller

She attended Kerry Primary School in Kerry, North Carolina,

homeschooling due to bullying at age 12 in 1998.

When she was 12 years old

she was given a black belt in Taekwondo

Wood's parents separated in 1996 and divorced in 2002

 In 1997, Wood moved with his mother to

his hometown, Los Angeles County, California