Birth Date: November 28, 1950
Birth Place: Tenafly, New Jersey
Notable Films: Gravity, A Beautiful Mind, The Rock, The Abyss, A History of Violence
Awards: Academy Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role | Pollock – Nominated)
Ed Harris Biography:
Born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1950, Ed Harris was raised in Tenafly. In high school, he showed a keen interest in sport and was captain of the football team. After graduating Tenafly High School, Harris went to Columbia University, where he competed in athletics. After acting in various plays, he realized he had a passion and talent for acting, and decided to enroll at the University of Oklahoma to study drama. He then moved to Los Angeles where he enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts.
Beginning his career on the stage, Harris didn’t bag his first movie role until he was 28, a small appearance in the Michael Douglas movie Coma (1978). By 1983 he had made waves and secured a co-starring role in the movie Creepshow (1983). A few years later he was cast in James Cameron’s blockbuster The Abyss (1989). Harris also starred in successful movies like Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and The Firm (1993). In 1995 he received the first of four Academy Award nominations for his supporting role in Apollo 13 (1995).
In the late ‘90s and early to mid-’00s Harris had success with films like The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000), A History of Violence (2005), and Gone Baby Gone (2007). He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in TV miniseries Empire Falls. Most recently Harris was found shooting up the place in HBO science-fiction western Westworld.