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Wood Harris

Born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, Wood. Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by 'August Wilson', William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. He is one of the stars of the HBO series The Wire (2002), which was recently chosen by Time magazine as one of best TV shows of all time. He is regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. Wood is the younger brother of Steve Harris, star of the ABC legal drama The Practice (1997). Wood, like his brother, splits his time between New York and California.

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Oct 17, 1969 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series NYPD Blue 1993-09-21
Latest Project:
Series The Arsenio Hall Show 2013-09-09

3 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Wire
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Justified Unknown 2010-03-16
Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Southland Unknown 2009-04-09
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Numb3rs Unknown 2005
House Unknown 2004-11-16
The Wire Avon Barksdale 38 episodes, 2002-2008 2002-06-02
The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21