Wood made her teenage debut as a leading film actress in 2002's Little Secrets, directed by Blair Treu, where she played aspiring 14-year-old concert violinist Emily Lindstrom.For that role, she was nominated for Best Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards.Wood continued acting mostly in independent films, including Pretty Persuasion (2005), Down in the Valley (2005), Running with Scissors (2006), and in the big studio production Across the Universe (2007).
Wood made her debut as a leading film actress at the age of nine in Digging to China (1998) and garnered acclaim for her Golden Globe-nominated role as the troubled teenager Tracy Freeland in the teen drama film Thirteen (2003).That's my goal in life.''What I strive for is just to be really overbearing,' the Couples Retreat star said comically. Kristen, who married Dax Shepard, 42, in 2013, balances an acting career with parenthood, raising their two children Lincoln and Delta.Kristen also admitted that her children don't think she's cool: 'I desperately want to be cool but they don't.'I'm like, "Get with the program! Starring alongside Mila Kunis in Bad Moms 2, the Gossip Girl narrator plays the role of Kiki, an under-appreciated and over-burdened woman dealing with the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.She played the role of Tracy Louise Freeland, one of two young teens who sink into a downward spiral of hard drugs, sex, and petty crime.Her performance was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress - Drama and for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Actress.During the time of Thirteen A supporting role opposite Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones in Ron Howard's The Missing, in which she played the kidnapped daughter, Lilly Gilkeson, followed the same year, as well as a role in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Got Murder? In 2005, Wood appeared in the Mike Binder-directed The Upside of Anger, opposite Kevin Costner and Joan Allen, a well-reviewed film in which Wood played Lavender "Popeye" Wolfmeyer, one of four sisters dealing with their father's absence. Wood's next two starring roles were in dark independent films.In the 2005 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival nominee Pretty Persuasion, a black comedy/satirical focusing on themes of sexual harassment and discrimination in schools and attitudes about females in media and society, Wood played Kimberly Joyce, a manipulative, sexually active high-schooler.Wood and her brothers were actively involved in Theatre in the Park while growing up, including an appearance by her in the 1987 production of her father's musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol when she was just a few months old.Subsequently, she played the Ghost of Christmas Past in several productions at the theater, and she later starred as Helen Keller alongside her mother (who played Anne Sullivan) in a production of The Miracle Worker, under her father's direction.The blockbuster film, also called Bad Mom's Christmas, is the follow-up to 2016's Bad Moms, which also featured Mila Kunis and Katherine Hahn.Last year's film was a massive hit, surpassing 4 million at the box office.