11 Facts About Wood Harris


Sherwin David "Wood" Harris was born on October 17,1969 and is an American actor.

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Wood Harris 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.

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Wood Harris is known for playing Brooke Payne on the BET miniseries The New Edition Story in 2017.

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Currently, Wood Harris is starring as drug lord "Pat" in the Starz series BMF alongside Demetrius Flenory Jr.

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Wood Harris was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of seamstress Mattie and bus driver John Wood Harris.

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Wood Harris was given the nickname "Wood" by friends in his neighborhood, because "Sherwin" was too difficult for some to pronounce.

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Wood Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Arts from New York University.

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Wood 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.

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Wood Harris 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.

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Wood Harris produced his own debut album, Beautiful Wonderful, which was intended for release in 2005.

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In 2009, Wood Harris starred in the film Just Another Day, as a successful fictional rapper named A-maze.

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