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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 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 Dame 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.
Wood Harris information
Wood Harris information
|Birth date:||October 17, 1969|
|Birth place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Education:||Northern Illinois University, New York University's Tish School|
|Parents:||Mattie Harris, John Harris|
|Awards:||NAACP Image Award|
|Nominations:||Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards|
More about Wood Harris:
|The Breaks||2017||TV Series filming||Barry Fouray|
|The New Edition Story||2017||TV Movie completed||Brooke Payne|
|The New Edition Story||2017||TV Series post-production||Brooke Payne|
|Once Upon a Time in Venice||2016||post-production||Prince|
|The Breaks||2016||TV Movie||Barry Fouray|
|Creed||2015||Tony 'Little Duke' Burton|
|Ransum Games||2014||Henchman #1|
|The Watsons Go to Birmingham||2013||TV Movie||Daniel|
|Hawaii Five-0||2010||TV Series||Russell Ellison|
|Southland||2010||TV Series||Trinney Day|
|Just Another Day||2009/IV||A-Maze|
|Next Day Air||2009||Guch|
|Played by Fame||2009||TV Series|
|Dough Boys||2009||Julian France|
|Not Easily Broken||2009||Darnell Gooden|
|House M.D.||2008||TV Series||Bowman|
|The Wire||2002-2008||TV Series||Avon Barksdale|
|Jazz in the Diamond District||2008||Gabriel Marx|
|Numb3rs||2007||TV Series||Murphy 'Pony' Fuñez|
|The Heart Specialist||2006||Dr. Sidney Zachary|
|Southland Tales||2006||Dion Element|
|Joy Road||2004||Tony Smalls|
|The Twilight Zone||2003||TV Series||Marvin Gardens / Dwayne Grant|
|Paid in Full||2002||Ace|
|Rhapsody||2000||TV Movie||Billy Dixon|
|Remember the Titans||2000||Julius Campbell|
|Hendrix||2000||TV Movie||Jimi Hendrix|
|Are You Cinderella?||2000||Short|
|The Gold Cup||2000||Clayton|
|Spenser: Small Vices||1999||TV Movie||Ellis Alves|
|The Siege||1998||Officer Henderson|
|New York Undercover||1998||TV Series||Shadow|
|As Good as It Gets||1997||Cafe 24 Busboy|
|Oz||1997||TV Series||Officer Gordon Wood|
|NYPD Blue||1996||TV Series||Hector|
|Above the Rim||1994||Motaw (as Sherwin David Harris)|
|Just Another Day||2009/IV||co-producer|
|Next Day Air||2009||producer|
|Chains||2009/I||Short executive producer|
|VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly||2015||TV Special||Himself|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||2014||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Big Morning Buzz Live||2012||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|A Hip Hop Hustle: The Making of 'Just Another Day'||2010||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Black Poker Stars Invitational||2008||TV Series||Player|
|The Wendy Williams Experience||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology||2005||Video documentary||Himself (segment "Through the Wire")|
|My Coolest Years||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself - 'B-Boys & B-Girls'|
|Def Poetry||2002||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||2000||TV Special documentary||Himself|
|The Wire||2006||TV Series||Avon Barksdale|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|2014||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series||The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)|
|2001||Blockbuster Entertainment Award||Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama||Remember the Titans (2000)|
|2001||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Remember the Titans (2000)|
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|1||Brother of Steve Harris.|
|2||Is interested in going into the music industry and is making efforts towards it. [December 2006]|
|1||My first artistic love was drawing and painting.|
|2||We 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.|
|3||If you overdo something, you end up typecast. You always have to expand.|
|4||With 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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