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Ed Harris:  He was born on November 28, 1950. He is an American actor and filmmaker.

His performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000), and The Hours (2002) earned him critical acclaim and Academy Award nominations. Harris has appeared in several leading and supporting roles.

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Ed Harris Early life

ED Harris

Harris was born on Englewood, New Jersey, and was raised in the New York City suburb of Tenafly, the son of Margaret , a travel agent, and Robert L. “Bob” Harris (1922–2014), who sang with the Fred Waring chorus and worked at the bookstore of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He has an older brother, Robert and a younger brother, Paul. Harris was raised in a middle-class Presbyterian family. His parents were from Oklahoma.

He graduated from Tenafly High School in 1969, where he had played on the football team and served as the team’s captain in his senior year.

A star athlete in high school, Harris competed in athletics at Columbia University in 1969. At Columbia, where he said he succumbed to the “Morningside Heights blues” after two years, he was a resident in Carman Hall.

When his family moved to New Mexico two years later, Harris followed, having discovered his interest in acting in various theater plays. He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to study drama.

After several successful roles in local theaters (such as the Jewel Box Theater in Oklahoma City), he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts, where he spent two years and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975.

Ed Harris Career 

Harris began his career on the stage. In 1976, he played an FBI agent in the world premiere of Thomas Rick man’s play Baalam at the Pasadena Repertory Theatre located at the historic The Hotel Carver.

He followed that at the Pasadena Repertory Theatre in 1976 playing Lot in the West Coast premiere of Tennessee Williams’s play Kingdom of Earth (aka The Seven Descents of Myrtle).

Harris’s first film role came in 1978 with a minor part in the suspense film Coma, starring Michael Douglas. His first major role in a film came two years later with Borderline (1980), in which he starred alongside Charles Bronson.

In 1981, Harris played the lead, William “Billy” Davis, a king of a motorcycle riding renaissance-fair troupe (a role modeled after King Arthur), in Knightriders, directed by George A.Romero. The following year, he has a small role as Hank Blaine in Creepshow, also directed by Romero.

Ed Harris movies

  • 1983 – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • 1984 – Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor.
  • 1986 – Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play , Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play.
  • 1989 – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture , Saturn Award for Best Actor.
  • 1992 – Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor.
  • 2007 – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
  • 2008 – Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Screenplay Adaptation.
  • 2014 – Women Film Critics Circle – Adrienne Shelly Award.
  • 2016 – Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play  , Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding.
  • 2017- Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
  • 2018 – Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • 2019 – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television

Awards

  • 2018 EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominated
  • 2016 Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominated
  • 2012 EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominated
  • 2008 Critics’ Choice AwardsBest Acting Ensemble: Nominated 
  • 2005 EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominated
  • 2005 National Society of Film CriticsBest Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 2003 Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominated
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominated 
  • 2001 Toronto Film Critics AssociationBest Actor: Winner
  • 2000 OscarBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominated
  • 1999 Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1998 OscarBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominated
  • 1996 Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominated
  • 1996 Critics’ Choice AwardsBest Supporting Actor: Winner

Harris Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 72 kg (159 lbs)
Body Type Athletic
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Bald

Harris Net Worth

Ed Harris has a net worth of $30 million.

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