Wood Harris Biography, Facts & Life Story

Wood Harris American Actor

Quick Facts

Known For Avon Barksdale on the HBO


Full Name:Sherwin David Harris



Age:52 years old (in 2022)

Date of Birth:October 17, 1969

Birthplace:Chicago, Illinois, United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)

Weight:78 kg (171 lbs)

Chest:41 inches

Waist:35 inches


Biceps:14 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Sherwin David “Wood” Harris is an American actor. The actor has played drug kingpin Avon Barksdale on the HBO crime drama The Wire, cocaine dealer Ace in Paid in Full, and high school football player Julius Campbell in the 2000 film Remember the Titans. He was also known for his role as Brooke Payne on the 2017 BET miniseries The New Edition Story.

In 2016, he played Barry Fouray on the VH1 miniseries The Breaks. For its fifth and final sixth seasons, Harris portrayed Damon Cross on the Fox series Empire. His current role is that of drug lord “Pat” in STARZ’s new hit series “BMF” alongside Demetrius Flenory Jr. and his older brother, Steve Harris.


Harris made his film debut in Above the Rim, opposite Duane Martin and costarring Tupac Shakur, while enrolled at NIU, and appeared in a number of theatrical stage productions of various off-Broadway plays.

Wood then appeared in a variety of television and film roles before portraying legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in Showtime’s 2000 film, Hendrix.

 Harris received his first NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture” as well as the Blockbuster Movie Award nomination for “Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture” for his role as Julius “Big Ju” Campbell in Remember the Titans.

In 2002, Wood Harris also produced a film named ‘Paid in Full’, which was based on the real story of three Harlem drug dealers with Harris playing the real-life ‘Kingpin Azie Faison’.


Wood Harris has made his career on both the small and big screen and made innumerable appearances in films and television series as well.

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Wood Harris Education

Qualification: Graduated

School: St. Joseph High School (Westchester, Illinois)

College: New York University

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Wood Harris Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Avon Barksdale on the HBO


Above the Rim

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD$3 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: John Harris

Mother: Mattie Harris

Brother(s): Steve Harris

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Rebekah Harris (m. 2001)

Children: 2

Son(s): Not Known

Daughter(s): Not Known

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