During the time of Thirteen's release, Vanity Fair named Wood as one of the It Girls of Hollywood, and she appeared, along with the other actresses, on the magazine's July 2003 cover.
Her next two starring roles were in the dark independent films, Pretty Persuasion, in which she played a villainous, sexually active high-schooler, and Down in the Valley, in which her character engages in a sexual relationship with an older man posing as a cowboy.
“You’re made to feel so small I thought, ‘Am I crazy for wanting to put this out there?
Wood subsequently appeared in a number of films catering to a teenage audience, including Little Secrets.I understand the argument about labels and the desire to do away with them altogether. But before that we have to give people a chance to identify with somebody or a group in some way.That helped me.” Wood, 28, revealed she dated both men and women in a 2011 interview with .In September of 2006, she received Premiere magazine's "Spotlight Award for Emerging Talent".Wood has roles in several as-yet unreleased films, including King of California, and Across the Universe, a musical directed by Julie Taymor and set in the United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam; she will perform musical numbers in the film.She was set to have the leading role in the films Raise Your Voice and Mean Girls, but was unable to because of production scheduling changes.Wood's breakthrough movie role followed, with the controversial 2003 independent film Thirteen, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress - Drama.Despite receiving criticism for her sexuality and coping with “shame and depression” as a result, she’s set on giving bisexuality a voice.“Erasure is causing people harm and diminishing self-esteem and putting people in harm’s way,” Wood said. I want people to know that it’s ok, [bisexuality] is valid, and their stories matter.” The actress also came to the defense of her friend Amber Heard, who is openly bisexual, after news reports surfaced speculating whether Heard’s history of dating men and women was a factor in her divorce from Johnny Depp.Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987), is an American film, television and theater actress, and singer.Wood made her debut as a lead film actress in 2002's Little Secrets, and became well known after her Golden Globe-nominated role in Thirteen, which gained her critical praise.