Ed Harris Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 May, 2018
Facts of Ed Harris
Date of Birth: 1950 , November-28
Age: 70 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Edward Allen Harris
Father Robert L. Bob
Mother Margaret
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Englewood, New Jersey
Religion Christian
Profession Actor
Net Worth $28.5 Million
Married to Amy Madigan
Movies Beautiful Mind , The Truman Show
Siblings Robert Harris and Spencer Harris
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A highly proclaimed actor, screenwriter, director and producer, Ed Harris has been working in Hollywood industry since four decades. His career started with a small role in the movie Coma and as they say, the rest is history. He has acted in over sixty movies in four decades of his glittering career.  He has also acted in various television series including The Westworld. Altogether he has been nominated for academy awards four times and has won numerous other awards. His notable film includes The Beautiful Mind, The Abyss, Truman Show, Gone Baby Gone, and Mother.  He has also featured in the famous video game Call of Duty: Black Ops dubbing the voice of character Jason Hudson.

Early Life And Education Of Ed Harris

Ed Harris was born Edward Allen Harris on November 28, 1950, in Englewood, New Jersey to mother Margaret and father Robert l. Bob. His mother was a travel agent while his father worked at the bookstore of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has two siblings, Robert Harris and Spencer Harris

He played American football while he attended Tenafly High School and graduated from there in 1969. During his last year in college, he was also the team captain. Harris grew interested in theater acting when his family moved to New Mexico and enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to study drama.  He then moved to California and graduated from California Institute of the Arts.

CAPTION: Ed Harris in his T.V series West World SOURCE: indiewire

Harris' notable credits during his early years of acting include Grape of Wrath and A streetcar named desire. His first major role came in 1980 as arch-rival to action star Charles Bronson in the movie Borderline. Before that, he had also played a small role in the movie Coma. His breakthrough role came after three years in The Right Stuff(1983) when he was cast to play as an astronaut. 

Ed Harris' Professional Movie Career 

During late 1980's and early 90's Harris appeared primarily in movies. In this time he also appeared on Broadway and was involved in the production of George Furth's Precious Son(1986) for which he was nominated for Tony Award. He also appeared in science fiction movies such as The Abyss(1989) and Apollo 13. For his performance in the critically acclaimed movie The Truman Show (1998), he received his second academy award nomination for Best Supporting Role. In 2000 he made his directorial debut from Pollock, also starred in it for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

CAPTION: Ed Harris in award show SOURCE: Goldderby

During the 2000's, he was involved in the various hit movies like A Beautiful Mind(2001), The Hours(2002), A History of Violence(2005), Gone Baby Gone (2005) and Appaloosa (2008). Also, he appeared in movies such as Virginia(2010), Phantom(2013)Pain and Gain(2013), Gravity(2013) and Run All Night (2015).

Ed Harris' Television Career

During 1970's and 1980's Harris was involved in the number of television roles. He appeared in TV shows playing a cameo role in series Gibbsville(1976). He also made a guest appearance in several of the other TV series such as Delevicchio(1979), The Rockford Files(1978), David Cassidy-Man Undercover(1978)He has also appeared in three episodes of Lou Grant(1979,80,81) and two episodes of the Seekers(1979). In recent years he is involved in the series WestWorld(2016). 

Ed Harris' Networth And Salary 

The estimated net worth of Ed Harris is $28.5 million. His incomes are mainly from television series and movies. It is reported that he earns $175,000 per episode from TV series WestWorld. It is also reported that he owns a luxury house in his hometown Englewood, New Jersey. He brought the house in 2006.  Besides the luxurious house, he also owns a number of cars including Buggati(starting price $1 million), Chrysler(price starts from $40k), and Mc Laren($800,000 +).

Some of his hit movies include:

Year Film Box Office

IMDB rating

2013 Snowpiercer $86.82 Million 7.0
2007 Gone Baby Gone $34.6 Million 7.7
2017 Mother! $44.5 Million 6.7
1998 Truman Show $264.1 Million 8.1
2001 A Beautiful Mind $313 Million 8.2

Ed Harris' Personal Life

Ed Harris is married to actress Amy Madigan whom he met when they were filming Places in the Heart. After ten months of dating, the couple married on November 21, 1983.  His wife Amy Madigan is also an actress, producer, and singer. She has also appeared in Pollock, a movie directed by Harris. The couple shares a daughter named Lily Dolores Harris, born on 3rd May 1993.  Harris received an honorary degree from Muhlenberg College on May 17, 2015. 

Harris talks about the movie Kodachrome in the video below: