June 25, 2022

Wood Harris Biography, Net Worth, Career, Wife, Movies, TV Shows, ‘The Wire’

Wood Harris Biography

Sherwin David “Wood” Harris commonly known as Wood Harris was born on October 17, 1969 is an American actor, producer and musician .
He has portrayed the drug kingpin Avon Barksdale on the HBO crime drama The Wire, cocaine dealer Ace in Paid in Full and high school football player Julius Campbell in the 2000 film Remember the Titans. He is also known for playing Brooke Payne on the BET miniseries The New Edition Story in 2017.

Wood Harris Age

He is 49 years old as of 2019, since he was born October 17, 1969 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Wood Harris Height and Weight

He has an estimated height of 6 feet 12 inches and his weight will soon be updated.

Wood Harris Net Worth

He has a net worth of  $ 3 million which he has earned from his talent of acting, as musician and also as a producer.

Wood Harris Education

Having been raised in Chicago, Harris was able to get a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and also he has did a Master of Arts from New York University.
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Wood Harris Career

While enrolled in NIUHarris starred in his first major film role in the basketballdrama Above the Rimstarring opposite Tupac Shakurand appeared in manytheatrical stage productions of various off-Broadway plays.
Harris subsequently guest-starred in a variety of television and film venuesbefore portraying legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in Showtime’s 2000movieHendrix.
In 2002he starred in the Dame Dash produced cult-classic film Paid in Fullbased on the true story of three Harlem drug dealers with Harris playing thereal-life kingpin Azie Faison.
In June 2008director Martin Guigui revealed that Harris was cast as NateSweetwater” Clifton in Sweetwatera movie about the first black player in theNBA. As of March 2018it is still in pre-production.
In 2009Harris starred in the film Just Another Dayas a successful fictionalrapper named A-maze.
The film centers on a clash between a young up-and-coming rapper and anolder one at the top of his gamethe former played by Jamie Hector.
In the same year he also played Harold “Mitch” Mitchell in the Broadway revivalof A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williamsalongside Blair UnderwoodNicole Ari Parkerand Daphne Rubin-Vega.

Wood Harris Family

He was born in Chicago to seamstress Mattie and bus driver John Harris. His older brother Steve Harris is also an actor.

Wood Harris Wife

Wood Harris married his girlfriend, Rebekah Harris in the year 2001, after dating for a couple of years.
After dating for a couple of years, they decided to tie the knot of marrige in 2001. their marriage has been blessed with two children leading to chearful family and there is no rumor about divorce till date though news of Wood Harris expecting the child from alleged mistress circulated the media.

Wood Harris Kids

He and his wife have been blessed with two children whom he loves so much that he constantly plays with them. The names of his children will be updated soon.

Wood Harris Movies

Year

Title

Role

1994

Above the Rim

Motaw

1997

As Good as It Gets

Cafe 24 Busboy

1998

Celebrity

Al Swayze

1998

The Siege

Officer Henderson

2000

Train Ride

Will

2000

Rhapsody

Billy Dixon

2000

Committed

Chicky

2000

Are You Cinderella?

2000

Remember the Titans

Julius Campbell

2000

The Gold Cup

Clayton

2002

Paid in Full

Ace

2004

Joy Road

Tony Smalls

2005

Dirty

Brax

2006

Southland Tales

Dion Element

2006

The Heart Specialist

Dr. Sidney Zachary

2007

4 Life

Dayvon

2008

Jazz in the Diamond District

Gabriel Marx

2009

Not Easily Broken

Darnell Gooden

2009

Dough Boys

Julian France

2009

Next Day Air

Guch

2009

Just Another Day

A-Maze

2012

The Babymakers

Darrell

2012

Dredd

Kay

2012

Benji

Himself

2015

Ant-Man

Gale

2015

Creed

Tony “Little Duke” Evers

2017

Once Upon a Time in Venice

Prince

2017

9/11

Michael

2017

Blade Runner 2049

Nandez

2018

Creed II

Tony “Little Duke” Evers

Wood Harris TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

1996

NYPD Blue

Hector

1997

Oz

Officer Gordon Wood

1997

Cosby

Tony

1998

New York Undercover

Shadow

1999

Spenser: Small Vices

Ellis Alves

2000

Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

2003

The Twilight Zone

Marvin Gardens / Dwayne Grant

2007

Numb3rs

Murphy ‘Pony’ Fuñez

2002–08

The Wire

Avon Barksdale

2008

House

Bowman

2009

Played by Fame

2010

Southland

Trinney Day

2010

Hawaii Five-0

Russell Ellison

2013

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Daniel

2014

Justified

Jay

2017

The Breaks

Barry Fouray

2017

The New Edition Story

Brooke Payne

2018

Empire

Damon Cross

Wood Harris ‘The Wire’

He played a vital role in the movie ‘The Wire’, which is an American crime drama television series created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon. The series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States. The Wire premiered on June 2, 2002, and ended on March 9, 2008, comprising 60 episodes over five seasons.

Wood Harris Brother

He has an elder brother by the name Steve Harris who is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice.
He also played Detective Isaiah “Bird” Freeman on the NBC drama Awake and Charles McCarter in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Wood Harris Floor

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 Wood Harris remember the titans

Remember the Titans is a 2000 American biographical sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of African-American coach Herman Boone, portrayed by Denzel Washington, and his attempt to integrate the T. C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971.
The 2000 film focuses on how Alexandria integrated its high schools into one and the season filled with racial tensions that followed the decision. The team went undefeated that season and won the Virginia AAA state championship.
Campbell was one of the main characters in the movie and was portrayed by Wood Harris.

Wood Harris Interview

How do you feel about The Wire being one of the most popular series of all time?
Wood Harris:“It’s like I’m from a different era in a sense. It’s like actors now-a-days is about likes [social media]. But, I’m from that era where you needed to show up with talent.
And if you didn’t have talent then you probably wouldn’t make it. Now you can make it without talent. You can make it with ass shots. You can go pro with like…a butt. Store bought ass can take you to the top.”
Harris went on to let me know that he was not interested in store bought butts, he simply stated, “I only eat organic!”  
Were you offered a plethora of “benefits” from women during the peak of popularity for the Wire?
Wood Harris:“I tell you what was interesting. On The Wire, we had a strip club on set that was a real strip club that me and Stringer Bell [Idris Elba] ran.  And there was real strippers in it.
Yes! That was a real strip club with real strippers! Just wildness in the air. It was a very invigorated world. I didn’t live in Baltimore at the time. Me and Idris also, commuted and sometimes we rode together. I lived in Jersey and he lived in New York and we went to Baltimore once a week and drove back together for the 3 or 4 days we had to work.”
Harris also explained how the camaraderie on the set of The Breaks reminded him of the vibe on the set of The Wire.
Wood Harris:“I love Idris. I love Mike, both the Mikes, Mike B. Jordan and Mike Williams. Hasan, all those guys. I love the people in the Breaks. It’s just like that chemistry becomes something more special because everybody that’s plugged in has more energy and it’s not always like that.
The Breaks does have that Wire-ness, because The Wire felt like that. You know we would be looking at scenes together, me and Idris and going through it, you know theres so much love there because there’s care about the outcome. You can be involved in a movie or television and people can show up just to do the work.
And you can’t be mad because people have their own process.  But, you might be a better artist though? My inner mission statement it different.  I’m not really there just to get the checks.  Although the checks are great though!”.
source: www.eurweb.com

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