Evan Rachel Wood, born on September 7, 1987, embarked on an incredible journey in her career with the premiere of Westworld on October 2, 2016.
At the time of the show’s debut, Evan Rachel Wood was 29 years old, showcasing her talent and versatility in portraying the complex character of Dolores Abernathy. She celebrated her 29th birthday on September 7, 2016.
Evan Rachel Wood, born on September 7, 1987, showcased her remarkable talent and versatility at the age of 29 when she made a career-defining move with her portrayal of the complex character Dolores Abernathy in the premiere of Westworld on October 2, 2016 (Credit: HBO)
Dolores Abernathy: A Blend of Fiction and Reality
In the world of Westworld, where the boundaries of reality and fiction blur, age is not confined to the limitations of real-world human aging.
As a science fiction series, the characters in Westworld, including Dolores Abernathy, exist as hosts—advanced robots programmed to inhabit the theme park. Their aging processes can be manipulated and customized to fit the narrative and storytelling within the show.
Although the explicit age of Dolores Abernathy has not been revealed in the series, it is conceivable that Evan Rachel Wood’s portrayal of the character aligned with her own age of around 29 years during the premiere. However, it is worth noting that the show’s creators have the artistic freedom to interpret and depict the characters’ ages according to their narrative choices.
In the world of “Westworld,” the park is intricately designed to replicate the atmosphere and setting of the 1870s. This becomes evident in season two when Dolores, portrayed by Evan Rachel Wood, finds herself at “Fort Forlorn.” Inside the fort, she encounters the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment, as indicated by the flags displayed within the fort.
Evan Rachel Wood delivers a compelling performance as Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host still functioning within the park, in HBO’s Westworld (Credit: HBO)
Critical Acclaim and Award Nominations
Evan Rachel Wood delivered a captivating performance as the sentient android Dolores Abernathy. Her portrayal of the complex character garnered critical acclaim, earning her a Critics’ Choice Award and nominations for both the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.
Following its initial season, the show continued with its second season premiering in April 2018, the third season in March 2020, and the fourth season in June 2022. During this time, showrunners Nolan and Joy intended to develop a fifth and final season, and negotiations were underway with HBO for its production.
Unfortunately, in November 2022, it was announced that HBO had decided to cancel the series, ending the plans for the fifth season. The final episode of Westworld aired on August 14, 2022, when Evan Rachel Wood was 34 years old.
Fashion Statements at Public Appearances
Evan Rachel Wood exuding timeless elegance in a ruffled shirt and a stunning Roberto Cavalli suit at Media’s 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles “Westworld” Panel held at The Paley Center in Los Angeles, California, on March 25, 2017 (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
In March 2017, Evan Rachel Wood suited up once again for the 34th annual PaleyFest Los Angeles “Westworld” panel.
Evan Rachel Wood looked absolutely fabulous in a slim-fitting navy pantsuit that exuded sophistication (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
The actress and musician kept her promise to wear a different suit for every event, donning a custom navy suit from Roberto Cavalli.
She wore slim-fitting trousers with a tailored jacket that displayed her black beaded shirt with ruffle detailing.
Leaving the suit unbuttoned, Evan Rachel Wood showcased a black lacey affair, adding a touch of allure to her ensemble (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
Evan tucked her cropped hair behind her ears to show off her smoky eyes and glossy pink lips, adding a cool edge to her sleek look with all-black accessories.
Evan Rachel Wood rocked a short, slick ‘do, combed to one side (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
She carried a black clutch from Mugler and wore an assortment of jewels from Broken English. Black pumps from Le Silla completed her ensemble.
Evan Rachel Wood opted for pointed Le Silla heels that elevated her look to new heights (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
Evan wore the velvet and leather pumps from Le Silla. These shoes are crafted in Italy and feature pointy toes, studded details, and velvet-covered heels. They also have adjustable ankle straps, leather trims, high heels, and leather soles.
Le Silla Studded Leather and Velvet Pumps in Bordeaux, $819
Empowering Fashion Choices on the Red Carpet
Two months earlier, the then-29-year-old actress and singer kept the suit trend alive even at the 2017 SAG Awards as she stepped out onto the red carpet in a menswear-inspired look that was styled to perfection.
Evan Rachel Wood proved once again that she meant business as she graced the red carpet at the 2017 SAG Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on January 29, 2017 (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
Her custom midnight blue velvet suit from Altuzarra featured contrast black silk lapels and a double-breasted silhouette.
Evan Rachel Wood’s Altuzarra pantsuit was a stunning navy blue velvet tuxedo featuring a double-breasted silhouette and a sleek black silk lapel (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
She accessorized with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. and a clutch embellished with Swarovski crystals from Judith Leiber before finishing off her look with a pair of black velvet pumps from Salvatore Ferragamo.
Evan Rachel Wood continued her commitment to female empowerment with her fashion choices (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)
“I’ve always wanted to do it,” she told E! News’ Guiliana Rancic on the red carpet about her decision to wear suits. “I promised myself this year that I would wear a suit to every awards show.”
“I think I myself felt pressure a lot of times that I had to look or dress a certain way, and especially growing up with the industry,” Evan added.
“So I thought, you know, I’m just going to go the other way and reach out to a little girl who is like me, possibly. So that’s what I’m going for this year.”
She concluded, “It’s all about choice. Choice. Options.”
Evan Rachel Wood shows off her feet in black velvet pumps from Salvatore Ferragamo (Credit: Apega / FayesVision / WENN)