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Sherwin David Harris was born on the 17th October 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As Wood Harris, he is perhaps best known for the roles of drug kingpin Avon Barksdale in the crime drama “The Wire” and Julius Campbell – a high school student in the movie “Remember the Titans”. His career in the acting industry has been active since 1994.

Curious to find out how rich Wood Harris is? According to sources, the total amount of Wood Harris’ fortune is estimated at $4 million as of mid-2017, which has been accumulated through his acting career in numerous films and TV series.

Wood Harris Net Worth $4 Million

Wood was born the younger son of John and Mattie Harris, a bus driver and a housewife. His brother is another successful actor – Steve Harris – Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee and the winner of NAACP Image Award in 2004.

Wood Harris is a well educated actor – not only that he attended Northern Illinois University form where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts, but he also obtained a Master of Arts from New York University’s Tish School. Even then he showed his potential, and a promising acting career was in front of him.

Wood’s debut and his first major role was in the film “Above the Rim” (1994) – a basketball drama in which he was given the opportunity to play alongside Tupac Shakur – one of the greatest rappers of all time. It was a superb beginning to his career and also the opening for several engagements in various off-Broadway theatrical productions. These provided the basis for his net worth.

He continued to perform well, and was cast in several notable films; in 1998 he starred in blockbusters “As Good As it Gets” with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, as well as in Woody Allen’s comedy film – “Celebrity”. This is where Wood’s net worth started rising.

The year of 2000 was an important one for Harris, as he portrayed rock legend Jimi Hendrix in Showtime’s TV movie “Hendrix”, and won his first award – the New York Film Festival rewarded Wood Harris for the role of Derrick “D-Train” Trainer in Malcolm D. Lee’s short movie – “Morningside Prep” with “1st Run Best Actor”.

In the same year, Wood Harris acted in the movie “Remember the Titans” as Julius “Big Ju” Campbell – one of his most famous roles. His talent and commitment to acting was recognized again, as he was nominated for an NAACP “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture” award as well as “Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture” – Blockbuster Movie Award. All these roles undoubtedly, positively influenced Wood’s wealth.

In 2002, Wood appeared in Damon Dash’s classic “Paid in Full”, playing the real-life kingpin Azie Faison. Since 2002, as a well seasoned actor, he was part of the regular cast of the first three seasons and the guest star of the fifth season of HBO’s TV series “The Wire”, in the role of a drug dealer Avon Barksdale. Certainly, this involvement as his best known role, has been a main source of his net worth.

There have been some guest appearances in TV dramas “Numb3rs”, “House M.D.” and “Hawaii Five-0” and another major role in the movie “Just Another Day” (2002). Wood Harris’ most recent roles includes two 2015 blockbusters – “Ant-Man” and “Creed”.

When it comes to his personal life, there are no rumors or any controversies. Wood has been married to Rebekah Harris since 2001, and they have two children, and according to his wife, Wood is a responsible and caring father and spouse. Since 2006, he has apparently been making efforts towards starting a musical career.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 17, 1969
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height:‎6' 2" (1.88 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Northern Illinois University, New York University's Tish School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Rebekah Harris (m. 2001)
Parents:Mattie Harris, John Harris
Siblings:Steve Harris
Awards:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominations:NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (2001), Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Black Reel Awards (2014 (2014), 2017)
Movies:"9/11" (2017), "Remember the Titans" (2000), "Above the Rim" (1994), "As Good As it Gets" (1998), "Celebrity" (1998), "Scary Movie 5" (2013), "The Best Man Holiday", Rhapsody (2000)
TV shows:The Breaks (2016), The Wire (2002–2008), Southland (2010), The New Edition Story (2017), NYPD Blue (1996)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Brother of Steve Harris.
2Is interested in going into the music industry and is making efforts towards it. [December 2006]


Quotes

#Quote
1My first artistic love was drawing and painting.
2We had a very normal, sort of ghetto, urban upbringing. My father was a bus driver and my mother was a seamstress and a substitute schoolteacher, off and on. So, that all adds up to no money.
3If you overdo something, you end up typecast. You always have to expand.
4With film, you can feel confident that you're doing good work, but never know what it's going to look like.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - DramaRemember the Titans (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureRemember the Titans (2000)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Breaks2017TV Series filmingBarry Fouray
Nine Eleven2017completedMichael
The New Edition Story2017TV Movie completedBrooke Payne
The New Edition Story2017TV Series post-productionBrooke Payne
Once Upon a Time in Venice2016post-productionPrince
The Breaks2016TV MovieBarry Fouray
Creed2015Tony 'Little Duke' Burton
Ant-Man2015Gale
Ransum Games2014Henchman #1
Justified2014TV SeriesJay
The Watsons Go to Birmingham2013TV MovieDaniel
Dredd2012Kay
The Babymakers2012Darrell
Hawaii Five-02010TV SeriesRussell Ellison
Southland2010TV SeriesTrinney Day
Just Another Day2009/IVA-Maze
Next Day Air2009Guch
Played by Fame2009TV Series
Dough Boys2009Julian France
Not Easily Broken2009Darnell Gooden
House M.D.2008TV SeriesBowman
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesAvon Barksdale
Jazz in the Diamond District2008Gabriel Marx
4 Life2007VideoDayvon
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesMurphy 'Pony' Fuñez
The Heart Specialist2006Dr. Sidney Zachary
Southland Tales2006Dion Element
Dirty2005Brax
Joy Road2004Tony Smalls
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesMarvin Gardens / Dwayne Grant
Paid in Full2002Ace
Rhapsody2000TV MovieBilly Dixon
Remember the Titans2000Julius Campbell
Hendrix2000TV MovieJimi Hendrix
Are You Cinderella?2000Short
Committed2000/IChicky
The Gold Cup2000Clayton
Train Ride2000Will
Spenser: Small Vices1999TV MovieEllis Alves
The Siege1998Officer Henderson
Celebrity1998Al Swayze
New York Undercover1998TV SeriesShadow
As Good as It Gets1997Cafe 24 Busboy
Cosby1997TV SeriesTony
Oz1997TV SeriesOfficer Gordon Wood
NYPD Blue1996TV SeriesHector
Above the Rim1994Motaw (as Sherwin David Harris)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just Another Day2009/IVco-producer
Next Day Air2009producer
Chains2009/IShort executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly2015TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Hip Hop Hustle: The Making of 'Just Another Day'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Pressure2009/IHimself (rumored)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Black Poker Stars Invitational2008TV SeriesPlayer
The Wendy Williams Experience2006TV SeriesHimself
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "Through the Wire")
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'
Def Poetry2002TV Series documentaryHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wire2006TV SeriesAvon Barksdale

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