Wood Harris, a native of Chicago, holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Northern Illinois University. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University, Graduate Acting Program, Tisch School of the Arts. A polished actor adept at a broad array of parts and types, Harris landed his first role in Jeff Pollack's urban-themed sports drama Above the Rim, starring opposite the late Tupac Shakur, Marlon Wayans, and Duane Martin. 2000 marked his breakthrough year with a highly visible role as a footballer in the inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans, and a lead in the Showtime telemovie Hendrix, a biopic of rock demigod Jimi Hendrix. Harris was a series regular on HBO's "The Wire" (as Avon Barksdale) and had a key supporting part as Dion Warner (aka Dion Element) in Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales." A talented actor in many films and television shows, Harris' more recent work includes roles in "House," "Not Easily Broken," "Next Day Air" and "Hawaii Five-0." Harris most recently filmed Judge Dredd in South Africa and Jay Chandrasekhar's The Baby Makers.
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