Who Is Wood Harris?
Wood Harris is an American actor. He has portrayed the drug kingpin, Avon Barksdale, on the HBO crime drama The Wire, cocaine dealer Ace in Paid in Full and high school football player Julius Campbell in the 2000 film Remember the Titans. He is also known for playing Brooke Payne on the BET miniseries The New Edition Story in 2017.
Harris played Barry Fouray on the VH1 miniseries The Breaks from 2016 to 2017. Most recently, Harris portrayed Damon Cross on the Fox series Empire for its fifth and final sixth season. Currently, Wood Harris is starring as drug lord “Pat” in the Starz series BMF alongside Demetrius Flenory Jr. and his older brother, Steve Harris.
Wood Harris net worth 2022
Sherwin David “Wood” Harris was born on October 17, 1969 (age 52 years) in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is the son of seamstress Mattie Harris and bus driver John Harris. Wood holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and a Master of Arts from New York University. He is the younger brother of actor Steve Harris.
When Did Wood Harris Start His Career?
Wood Harris starred in his first major film role in the basketball drama Above the Rim, opposite Duane Martin and co-starring Tupac Shakur, and appeared in many theatrical stage productions of various off-Broadway plays while enrolled in NIU. Harris subsequently guest-starred in a variety of television and film venues before portraying legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in Showtime’s 2000 film, Hendrix.
Harris received his first NAACP Image Award nomination in 2000 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 Guigui revealed that Harris was cast as Nate “Sweetwater” Clifton in Sweetwater, a movie about the first black player in the NBA. As of March 2018, it is still in pre-production.
Wood Harris starred in the film Just Another Day in 2009, 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).
Harris narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 film Benji in 2012. In the same year Wood Harris 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, Wood Harris reunited with The Wire cast member Michael B. Jordan for Creed, the latest installment of the Rocky franchise, reprising the role in its sequel.
Who Is Wood Harris’s Wife?
Wood Harris is married to Rebekah Harris, they had their wedding in 2001. The couple has two children and are living a happy life with each other without facing any problems, tension, and misunderstandings. Wood Harris stands at an appealing height of 1.91m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Wood and his wife Rebekah Harris are are still married.
Wood Harris net worth
How much is Wood Harris worth? Wood Harris net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor. Wood Harris’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $500,000 dollars annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in the United States.