Wood Harris Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Spouse, Children, Awards, Movies, Height, Instagram, Wiki

February 29, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Sherwin David Harris, famously known as Wood Harris, an American actor and producer, gained recognition for his portrayal of Avon Barksdale in the HBO crime drama The Wire, as well as his roles in the crime film Paid in Full as Ace and in the sports, drama Remember the Titans as Julius Campbell.

 Additionally, Harris has showcased his talent in various other films and television shows such as Ant-Man, Creed, and The Watsons Go to Birmingham.



  • Full name: Sherwin David Harris
  • Stage name: Wood Harris
  • Born: October 17, 1969
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: American actor and producer
  • Height: 1.91m
  • Parents: Mattie Harris and John Harris
  • Siblings: Steve Harris
  • Spouse: Rebekah Harris
  • Children: 2
  • Relationship: married
  • Net Worth: $2 million

Early Life And Education

Wood Harris was born on October 17, 1969, in the vibrant city of Chicago, located in the state of Illinois. Interestingly enough, he is the younger sibling of renowned actor Steve Harris.

 Mattie Harris and John Harris were the proud parents who brought these talented individuals into existence. Wood Harris has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Northern Illinois University (NIU), showcasing his passion for the dramatic arts.

. Furthermore, he has also achieved a Master of Arts degree from New York University, solidifying his dedication and commitment to his craft.


His acting journey commenced in the early 1990s when he starred in movies like Above the Rim (1994) and As Good as It Gets (1997). A pivotal moment in his career came in 2000 when he portrayed Jimi Hendrix in the Showtime television film Hendrix.

 Harris received widespread critical acclaim for portraying Avon Barksdale on The Wire. His nuanced and complex performance as a ruthless drug lord earned him praise. He remained on the show for all six seasons, and his depiction is widely regarded as one of the greatest in television history.

 In addition to his role on The Wire, Harris has appeared in several well-known movies and TV series. Some notable examples include Paid in Full (2002), Dirty (2005), Not Easily Broken (2009), The Babymakers (2012), Dredd (2012), The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013), Ant-Man (2015), Creed (2016), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021).

Awards and Nominations

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

  •  Remember the Titans
  • Paid in Full
  • The Wire
  •  Creed II

Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Television Movie/Limited Series:

  • The New Edition Story

Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series:

  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Noble Wood Harris (@noblewood)
  • Twitter handle: Noble Wood Harris (@WoodHarris)
  • Facebook: Wood Harris
19 November 2015 – Westwood, California – Wood Harris. “Creed” Los Angeles Premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Personal Life

Wood Harris, 54, is known for being a private individual who prefers to keep his personal life out of the public eye. Despite this, it is common knowledge that he is happily married to Rebekah Harris, and they have been blessed with two children.

 Their love story began during their college years, and they have managed to maintain a solid and supportive relationship for over two decades. While details about their family life remain scarce, it is evident that Wood and Rebekah value their privacy and prioritize their commitment to one another.


  • Above the Rim 
  • As Good as It Gets 
  • Celebrity 
  • Beloved 
  • The Yards 
  • Remember the Titans 
  • Hendrix 
  • Paid in Full 
  • Antwone Fisher 
  • Love Don’t Cost a Thing 
  • The Wire 
  • Not Easily Broken 
  • Next Day Air 
  • Dredd 
  • Creed 
  • Blade Runner 2049 
  • Creed II 
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy 
  • Creed III 

Net Worth

 Wood Harris has accumulated a substantial net worth of approximately $2 million, primarily through his thriving profession as an actor in both the film and television industries. 

Throughout his prosperous career, he has showcased his remarkable talent and versatility, captivating audiences with his exceptional performances. 

His dedication and hard work have undoubtedly paid off, allowing him to amass a significant fortune while leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment world.

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