Wood Harris

About Wood Harris

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: October 17, 1969
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1994–present
Spouse(s): Rebekah Harris (m. 2001)
Children: 2
Relatives: Steve Harris (brother)

Wood Harris

Wood Harris was born on October 17, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States, is Actor. Wood Harris, born as Sherwin David Harris, is an American actor best known for appearing as kingpin Avon Barksdale in the HBO series ‘The Wire’. He is also famous for playing Barry Fouray on VH1’s ‘The Breaks’ as well as Brooke Payne on the miniseries ‘The New Edition Story’. Besides these, the actor has starred as a guest in the dramas ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Oz’, ‘Cosby’, ‘New York Undercover’ and ‘House’. Harris has also appeared in several theatrical stage productions of a variety of off-Broadway plays. In addition, he has acted in dozens of movies such as ‘Remember the Titans’, ‘Above the Rim’, ‘Celebrity’, ‘Committed’, ‘Paid in Full’, ‘Not Easily Broken’, ‘The Heart Specialist’, ‘Just Another Day’, ‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’. Today, Harris has become one of the most sought-after artistes of the American entertainment industry. His unique acting skills and passion towards acting are the major reasons he is liked and respected by the film and television makers and producers.
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Popular As Wood Harris
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 54 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 17, 1969 (Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States)
Birthday October 17
Town/City Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Wood Harris’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Wood Harris was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

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While enrolled in NIU, Harris starred in his first major film role in the basketball drama Above the Rim, starring opposite Tupac Shakur, and appeared in many theatrical stage productions of various off-Broadway plays. Harris subsequently guest-starred in a variety of television and film venues before portraying legendary rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix in Showtime's 2000 movie, Hendrix.


Later that year, Harris received his first NAACP Image Award nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" along with the Blockbuster Movie Award nomination for "Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" for his role as Julius "Big Ju" Campbell in Remember the Titans. In 2002, he starred in the Dame Dash produced cult-classic film Paid in Full, based on the true story of three Harlem drug dealers with Harris playing the real-life kingpin Azie Faison.


He starred as Avon Barksdale, loosely based on the real-life Nathan Barksdale, in the first three seasons of HBO's original series The Wire, as well as one episode in the fifth season. He also produced his own debut album, Beautiful Wonderful, which was intended for release in 2005.


In June 2008, Director Martin Gui Gui revealed that Harris was cast as Nate "Sweetwater" Clifton in Sweetwater, a movie about the first black player in the NBA. As of April 2013, it is still in production.


In 2009, Harris starred in the film Just Another Day, as a successful fictional Rapper named A-maze. The film centers on a clash between a young up-and-coming Rapper and an older one at the top of his game, the former played by Jamie Hector (whose character Marlo Stanfield had a similar role with respect to Harris's character in The Wire).


In 2012, Harris narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 film Benji. In the same year he also played Harold "Mitch" Mitchell in the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; alongside Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.


In 2015, he reunited with The Wire cast member Michael B. Jordan for Creed, the latest installment of the Rocky franchise.

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