Chris Wood (Actor) Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Mental Illness Awareness and Supergirl

Chris Wood (Actor) Biography

Chris Wood (full name: Christopher Charles Wood) is an American actor known for his role in in the sixth season of The Vampire Diaries in 2014 as Malachai Parker and on  CW’s The Carrie Diaries in 2013 as writer Adam Weaver.

He has also appeared in other notable productions like the CW superhero series Supergirl from 2016 to 2018 as Mon-El and Containment, a CW television series, as Atlanta police officer Jake Riley.

Chris Wood Age

The Vampire Diaries actor is 30 years old as of 2018. He was born on 14 April 1988 in Dublin, Ohio, United States.

Chris Wood Family – Mental Illness Awareness

Wood was born and raised in Dublin, Ohio. His father passed on a while back from an untreated mental condition. From that experience, Wood has been an quite outspoken on issues related to mental illnesses and is even an ambassador for Mental Health America.

His work as an ambassador is mainly to create awareness about mental health and advocates for the end of stigma surrounding mental illness. To boost the mental awareness campaign, Chris launched a website “I Don’t Mind” in October 2017. It works to put a stop to the stigma of mental illness.

Chris Wood's Photo
Chris Wood’s Photo

Chris Wood Education

Chris is a 2010 graduate of Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, from where he earned a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Music Theater. He has known American actor Grant Gustin since college.

Chris Wood Melissa Benoist – Chris Wood Girlfriend

Chris’s girlfriend is his fellow co-star on Supergirl, Melissa Benoist. The two began dating in March 2017. They have two dogs namely; Farley and Drift. He has also dated actresses AnnaSophia Robb and Erin Burniston.

Chris Wood Gay | Is Chris Wood Gay

The Carrie Diaries actor is straight. He has however had an on-screen kissing momemt with Ian Somerhalder while they appeared on The Vampire Diaries. Off-screen, Chris is in a relationship with Melissa Benoist.

Chris Wood The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries producers announced the involvement of Wood in the series’ second season in September 2013,

Chris Wood TVD | Chris Wood Vampire Diaries

Chris Wood Kai Parker

Chris had a recurring role on season six of The Vampire Diaries television series, appearing as Malachai “Kai” Parker. He also had a guest appearance on the series in the eighth and final season.

Chris Wood Containment

In the 2016 CW drama series Containment, Chris had a starring role as officer Jake Riley. To prepare for the role, he had to gain 30 pounds. The series follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving a section of the city cordoned off under quarantine and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives.

Chris Wood Supergirl

Chris got another role on yet another CW production, Supergirl, in July 2016 on a series regular character. He played the role Mon-El on the second season of the television series. Mon-El is Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) alien love interest, a newcomer to Earth who struggles to get the many human customs. His role however lasted two seasons as in season three Mon-El goes off to save the world in the future.

Chris Wood Movies – Filme

Television and film roles
The Flash
Mon-El, Tommy Moran
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Perry Daffodil
Jake Riley
Mercy Street
Captain Lance Van Der Berg
2014–2015, 2017
The Vampire Diaries
Kai Parker
The Carrie Diaries
Adam Weaver
Major Crimes
Brandon North
The Magazine Girl

Chris Wood Height | How Tall Is Chris Wood?

He is 1.83 m tall.

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Chris Wood Young and Now
Chris Wood Young and Now

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Chris Wood Interview

From Vampire Diaries to Mon-El and Supergirl: in depth with Chris Wood

From serial killer to serial partier is a disconcerting way to describe someone, yet appropriate for Chris Wood, or, more accurately, his acting career, which began as the former in an episode of Major Crimes and recently the latter as Mon-El on Supergirl. In between, the Dublin native has taken on the romantic lead in six episodes of the Sex In The City prequel series, The Carrie Diaries; the psychotic Kai Parker in season six of The Vampire Diaries; and experienced the true hero’s journey as police officer Jake Riley in Containment.

In Supergirl, he is the surviving member of Krypton’s neighboring planet, Daxam. Mon-El has come to Earth and, despite deeply-held resentment between their races, finds himself, after his powers begin to reveal themselves, being mentored by Supergirl. She’s attempting to convince him to use those powers for good, while Mon-El isn’t so sure it’s something he wants to do.

In this interview, Wood traces his career as an actor, revealing someone who seems anxious to learn everything that he can to enhance him as a person while on the journey.

At what point in your life did you decide, “I am going to be an entertainer”?
I was one of those weirdos who, at six-years-old, was telling everybody that I wanted to be an actor. I saw my sister in a play and realized that I wanted to play make believe in front of people; I was always goofing around and putting on shows for my family. I sort of dabbled in some horrible child short films growing up; I would write these horrible scripts and shoot them with my friends and my sister. That was sort of the beginning of the end for me, because I loved it so much it was the only thing I wanted to do.

Some actors act to escape life. Were you looking to escape life or were you just looking to have more fun with it?
I never feel like I’m looking to get away from my own self. Not as much as I’m trying to get inside the mind of somebody else. That’s one of the things I was into as a kid growing up, I was always asking questions. I was always reading and trying to learn new skills. If I wasn’t making a movie, I was trying to master a new musical instrument or trying to teach myself how to shave with a straight razor. I had to find the weirdest things just to increase my understanding of other cultures or other arts or intellectual pursuits. I’ve just always sort of been mesmerized by our minds and how people think and how people react differently. Looking at old films when I was growing up, I saw the difference between someone who is just sort of walking through it and somebody who would really try to attain a different mental space from their own. I just thought that that was the coolest thing that you could do; to change the way you would react and change the goals that you would have in your life. The moral compass and the speed in which you speak or walk, or what have you. I’ve always found that part of the business to be endlessly captivating. That probably also keeps you in the game. There’s a never-ending supply of characters you can try to nail down.

You graduated from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theater. Is music theater a big part of your background?
When I went to college, the reason I chose to study music theater instead of just acting was because I figured, why not? Why not do all of it? Acting has always been what I wanted to do. I’ve never considered myself a singer. My God, never in a million years a dancer, which are obviously two very important components of music theater. But I love music. I am sort of a nerd for classical and old jazz standards. I love the art of musical theater writing and performing. It’s not what I gravitate towards in terms of what I want to do with myself; I gravitate towards straight plays and features.

When you got in front of the cameras for the first time, it was for the 2013 pilot Browsers. What was that experience like?
That first day I was so, so nervous. My first scene, I didn’t have any lines. I had a reaction and the camera had to sweep in. I had to greet these four people silently and gesture down the hall that we were walking. It was a stupid, very simple shot, but I just remember my heart was pounding out of my chest. Then, after the first take, it went away and it never came back. It was just nerves of the unfamiliar experience of having a lens on me. After that first take I was, like, “Oh, this is what I’ve been doing since I was eight-years-old with an 8mm camera in my backyard. We’re just pretending. It’s just there are one hundred people standing there watching me instead of just myself with a tripod.” That fear went away very quickly once I started to think of the camera like an ally, sort of like a teammate telling the story.

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