Who is Ed Harris?

Edward Allen Harris is widely known as Ed Harris, who can earn his name through acting, directing movies, and producing some as well. He has done some remarkable works and because of which he can win Awards and many honorable many degrees and fame. Some of his works are The Hours, Pollock, The Abyss, Nixon, A Beautiful Mind, one of the greatest hits, Gone Baby Gone, Snowpiercer, and many others. He also directed Appaloosa, a western-based film, and Pollock, a drama film.

Quick Info
Full nameEdward Allen Harris
Date of BirthNovember 28, 1950
Birth PlaceEnglewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Parent(s)Margaret and Robert L. Harris
OccupationActor, producer, director, and screenwriter.
Spouse(s)Amy Madigan ​(m. 1983)
Net worthUS $20 million

Early Life

Harris was born on 28th November 1950 in the hospital of Eaglewood in Eaglewood, New Jersey. His mother, Margaret, was a travel agent, and his father, Robert L. Harris, used to work in a bookstore at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was the third son in the family and was raised in New York City. He went to Tenafly High School and was graduated in 1969. During his early days, he was interested in football and was captain of the school’s team during his senior year.

Ed Harris joined Columbia University for higher studies but started studying at the University of Oklahoma as his parents moved to New Mexico in 1971. He learned that he had an interest in acting, so he studied drama. He got many roles in local theaters and finally moved to LA to pursue his career. In 1975 he graduated with a bachelor in Fine Arts from California University of the Arts. 

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Once in Oklahoma, Ed Harris enrolled in the State University College of Dramatic Arts. At the same time, he began to perform before the public in the local theatre, where he achieved remarkable success. Because of this, he moved to Los Angeles, where he continued his acting studies at the California Institute of the Arts.

Harris’ first significant film role was in Borderline, with Charles Bronson, in which he played a murderer. He acted in other films until, in 1983, he became a star, thanks to his intervention in the movie Chosen for Glory, which tells the story of the first American astronauts, in which he played John Glenn. From then on, Harris built his fame as a character actor by playing all kinds of characters in numerous films.

Ed Harris was a four-time Oscar nominee, twice for Best Supporting Actor for Apolo 13 and The Truman Show, and twice for Best Lead Actor for Pollock and The Hours.

Ed Harris is also very interested in the work of directors. He directed the first film “Pollack and His Lover” in 2001. He played the German sniper regiment officer Colonel König in Enemy at the Gates (2001), opposite Jude Law in the role of Vasily Zaitsev. He also performed in the movies ” Wild Love ” and ” Lost Town ” adapted from TV series in 1996 and 2005.

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Then, also, Ed Harris has played one of the leading roles in the television series Westworld, produced by HBO, playing the gunman known as “the Man in Black.”

Ed Harris is also active in stage performances. He once performed the one-person play “Wrecks” produced by Neil LaBute in the New York Public Theater. The play premiered in Cork’s “Everyman Theater,” and Harris was nominated for many significant awards for this role.

In 2015, he co-starred in the action film “A Night Run ” with Lien Neeson and Joel Kinnaman. In 2017 he participated in the Darren Aronofsky film Mother! He plays a character known only as “man.”


Personal Life

While filming for Ed Harris, married American actress Amy Marie Madigan on 21st November 1983. They were in love for a few years already. This couple has one daughter, Lily Harris. 

Harris was always a serious man who thinks about things properly. He never joked around, and once he scolded a journalist saying he doesn’t like bullshitting.  Due to his brilliant performance and hard work, he got awarded as Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2015. 

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Age, Height, Nationality & Other Facts

American actor Ed Harris is one of the great actors in history who has achieved great things in his life, becoming an inspiration for many directors and producers worldwide. During his career developing days, he had many difficulties and crises because he was from a middle-classed family and had to move out of it himself.

In 2020, Harris is 69 years old, and even though being that old, he is still fit enough. He stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs 72 kilograms. He was still active in 2018 despite being 67 years old, entertaining us, and contributing to the film industry.

Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, Ed Harris has an estimated net worth of $20 million.