Wood Harris

About Wood Harris

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

Wood Harris


Film & Theater Personalities

Wood Harris is Actor born on October 17, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, United States. At age 49 Wood Harris net worth is approximately $3 Million. Wood Harris instagram account is @noblewood has over 34,704 followers. 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’.

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💰 Net worth: $3 Million

Biography/Timeline

2000

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.

2002

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.

2005

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.

2008

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.

2009

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).

2012

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.

2015

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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