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Wood Harris

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17, 1969
Chicago, IL
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17, 1969 (age 53)
Chicago, IL


Actor who first gained recognition for portraying high school football star Julius Campbell in the 2000 Disney film Remember the Titans. He then went on to play Avon Barksdale on HBO's The Wire. He also played supporting roles in the 2015 films Ant-Man and Creed.

Before Fame

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater arts from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Arts from New York University.


He received his first big acting break when he was cast alongside Tupac Shakur in the 1994 basketball film Above the Rim.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago to Mattie and John Harris. His older brother Steve Harris is also an actor. In 2001he married Rebekah Harris and together they welcomed two children.

Associated With

Denzel Washington played the lead role as Coach Boone in Disney's Remember the Titans.