Talk:Evan Rachel Wood

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Um, folks, just an FYI: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:21, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


I keep seeing Evan Rachel Wood's name in the opening credits for the tv show, Profiler. Can anyone tell me if and how she was involved in the show? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:25, 15 May 2007 (UTC).

Yes. According to IMDB, Wood appeared in seven episodes from 1998-1999, in which she played Chloe Waters, daughter of Dr. Samantha Waters (Ally Walker). - Mr. Dude Man 11:38, 28 May 2007


I took out the Shane West dating thing. One, this is a story that is based on rumor. Two, she has a history of confirming things and then moving on-and that's what happened. She's moved on from him atthis point. I've noticed the second she confirms something, she moves on to the next thing. She has a history of doing this. Three, there is WAY too much evidence to the contrary. The two are just friends, and nothing more. Four, everyone else has moved on from this story, too. Evie dee (talk) 19:55, 18 July 2009 (UTC) Took it out again! Stop putting it int here! This is a troy that is based on rumor, and there's notruth to t his!Evie dee (talk) 22:05, 21 July 2009 (UTC) Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell beggin dating in 2004 and end in 2006. They rekindle there relationship in April of 2011. I know this according to Evan Rachel Wood´s and Jamie Bell´s twitter accounts. Are them words. Magazines don´t say the truth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:14, 25 October 2012 (UTC)


She don´t have religion, she said in her twitter acount, that she is spiritual. She wrote about one week ago, i supose in 1 of November of 2012.

Added something about it. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 23:06, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

This article states that she's Jewish and then in the next line refers to her "first family Christmas." Can anyone comment on this seeming contradiction? Though it's not unheard of for Jewish families in America to do some form of celebration for Christmas, it does seem awkward the way it's written. Also, the reference for that statement is no longer available through the posted link. 04:40, 8 November 2007 (UTC)Daniel

The same reference can be found here [1]. I agree that the Christmas reference is unnecessarily specific, since you could probably list a lot of holidays her family has celebrated. All Hallow's Wraith 04:50, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Currently the article in effect says she's not Jewish (by any of the commonly-used definitions of same), and then cats her that way anyway. (This and who know how many other bios in ethnic-category-happy Wikipedia.) I'm removing same, please don't add them back without putting the article into a consistent (and sourced) state. Alai (talk) 02:56, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

I don't understand - the article states that she is Jewish. One of the references is to a DVD commentary in which Wood herself states that she is Jewish. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 05:20, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Urk, my bad: I think I must have muddled the statements here, and in the article on Nikki Reed. (Who, if she has a non-Jewish mother, isn't Jewish by the Orthodox definition, and if she doesn't self-identify, isn't Jewish by the Reform one. But that's work for another article...) Alai (talk) 07:51, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Nikki Reed referred to herself as Jewish on the Thirteen commentary as well ("here's a scene where my character wears a cross, even though I'm Jewish", which prompted Wood to point out that they are both Jewish in real life). I don't know how Jewish that makes Reed, but yes, that's for another article... All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 08:05, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, that may make her "self-identifiedly ethnically but not religiously Jewish", or something similarly tortuous to that. I think I shall cut my loses, and withdraw from the field at this point. Alai (talk) 08:11, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

It would seem that there are many contradictions regarding Ms. Wood, She is apparently Jewish by nationality but not by faith. The second contradiction that is pretty obvious, her relationship with Marilyn Manson is a HUGE contradiction in itself. She is Jewish, he is a self professed Satan worshiper. The bible states that Satan is the exact opposite of everything God is, i.e. God is love, therefore Satan and his followers are not capable of loving anyone. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy all who follow him. I was really sad when I read this article as I saw her in Across the Universe and really liked her character. She makes a reference that her personality is alot like her character in Across the Universe, yet another contradiction. Her character in Across the Universe is a very sweet young lady, for anyone who has seen the Marilyn Manson Video "heart shaped glasses" will understand my point. - Jill —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:12, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

In response to the above, Marilyn Manson is a member of LaVeyan Satanism, which if you take the time to read about it does not actually believe in Satan/the devil let alone worship him/it. It's not what you think. --- user:releasethedogs —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:58, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

None of the above seems to come from anyone with any understanding of Jewishness or Judaism. Read Who is a Jew? for details. The bottom line is, It's Complicated. By Jewish law, if her mother is a Jew (and she is), then Wood is, whether she practices or not or believes or not. You could conceivably challenge the validity of her mother's conversion on the grounds that she married a Christian, but that's way, way, way beyond the scope of this article or any reliable source we're likely to find. Analyzing it here is Original Research. Jewish law recognizes no difference between "ethnically Jewish" and "religiously Jewish", and apparently neither Wood nor any other biographical source attempts to draw the distinction either.
The point Jill raises about Manson makes no difference to the question, and also actually gets Jewish theology completely wrong as well (she's applying purely Christian theology). Whether or not she's celebrated Christmas, or the theological views of boyfriends past or present is utterly irrelevant to the question of her Jewishness.
From a practical perspective, she self-identifies as Jewish, no reliable source has been produced to challenge her Jewishness, so as far as Wikipedia is concerned, she's Jewish. Period. The tag and mention of her religion is appropriate, and no qualifiers or parentheticals are justified. (talk) 21:15, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

As for her ethnicity she is not Jewish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:18, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

GA Sweeps (Pass)[edit]

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force. I believe the article currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. The article history has been updated to reflect this review. I have commented out two facts that require citations. They may be re-inserted if citations are provided. Cheers, CP 19:33, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Someone please replace her first picture in this article[edit]

someone add a new picture in which she doesnt look ugly —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

She looks like shes 40 in that picture, i suggest something form the "King of California". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:07, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

True Blood[edit]

TrueBlood it says she will appear in season 2 of the HBO Show "TrueBlood is this true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Apparently it was. She played Queen Sophie for six episodes. (talk) 21:20, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Sexual Identity[edit]

She's tagged as Bisexual Actresses (and several other LGBT tags). The article isn't linked to their project page, and the tags are unsourced, with no mention of her sexuality in the article. I've seen mention of this on the gossip columns, but is there a reliable source for it? (talk) 21:20, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Removed per WP:BLPCAT. She may be bisexual; I have no idea. But it should be unequivocally sourced in a BLP. Thanks for catching that. Cresix (talk) 02:06, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Since you said the source previously used was too vague, here is a quote that cannot be misinterpreted: "I myself am bisexual". Nymf hideliho! 10:27, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Early Life needs editing[edit]

The section reads as promotional advertising for her FATHER and his theater company. How important is it what her mother does? Does it merit several sentences? What *possible* relevance is her aunt's occupation? Is her aunt "notable"? I doubt it. Way too much space allocated to unimportant details (how important is her first "appearance" if she was an infant?) In the subsequent section, it notes that her parents were divorced when she was ~9, so the claim that she was "actively involved in Theatre in the Park while growing up" seems a bit overstated. It also states she was home schooled - was this in NC or CA since the implication is that she moved with her mother to L.A. around age 9-10. My read of the section is it fails to clearly integrate her early years in NC and L.A. One other thing, she is not ETHNICALLY Jewish (according to the article, since her mother converted) and while it might be true that at age ~16 she, still living with her mother, described herself as "Jewish", her 2012 declaration that she was NOT should OBVIOUSLY take precedence (until she changes her mind). How seriously do we take the statement of a teenager compared to her as an adult? The article seems intentionally distorted to me. Anyone know how she came to have a (typically) male first name?Abitslow (talk) 11:29, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

In 2012, she didn't explicitly say she isn't Jewish. Anyway, both statements are in the article, with the information as to when they were made, so that covers it well. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 11:44, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

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