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.