She got the role of Wendy in Peter Pan when she was 13 years old.
Hurd-Wood studied linguistics at University College London but left the course in 2009 to travel to Australia for the filming of Tomorrow, When the War Began, as she decided to focus entirely on her career in acting.
Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates.
During the duel Peter reveals that Hook's first name is "James". This has quickly become my favorite film of all time.
His twin sister Jessica and younger sister Gigi have also acted professionally; his brother Travis is in college.
He was raised in the small town of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, until he was eleven.
But what gives the film emotional resonance is the relationship between Peter and Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood), whom Peter recruits to be mother and storyteller to his Lost Boys, and whose presence stirs his inner teen. " after Wendy brings up the subject of feelings and love. This moment, and Peter’s fundamental dilemma, were not depicted with such emotional honesty in earlier versions, and it’s what makes this Peter Pan perhaps the most striking yet.