Wood Harris is an American actor best known for his role as drug lord Avon Barksdale in the critically acclaimed crime series The Wire. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States.
Harris was born on October 17, 1969, to housewife Mattie and bus driver John Harris. He attended Northern Illinois University as well as New York University. He has one older brother named Steve Harris. Their parents emphasized education over the football to him and his older brother.
Steve and Wood are four years apart in age. Steve attended St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a prestigious private school that has produced numerous professional athletes.
He had a lifelong interest in football. Similarly, he was asked to train for West Ham United, a Premier League club. He’s been a club fan since he was nine years old. However, Steve’s athletic career was cut short due to an ankle ligament tear.
Steve was later inspired by the English rock band The Beatles to pursue a career as a bassist. Following his 1989 graduation from Northern Illinois University, Harris pursued a master’s degree in acting at the University of Delaware.
Wood Harris’ brother Steve Harris is an actor
Steve’s acting career began with Law & Order and the pilot episode of Homicide: Life on the Street. In 2006, he made his television debut in the now-canceled series Heist.
Wood Harri’s brother, Steve Harris, is an actor. (Source: Twitter)
Similarly, the actor appeared in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. He also appeared on New York Undercover, Bringing Down the House, Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Rock, The Mod Squad, Takers, and Minority Report.
Moreover, Steve played the lead role in Let The Church Say Amen. Additionally, from August 13, 2014, to December 28, 2015, he appeared in the TNT series Legends as Nelson Gates, the troubled FBI agent Martin Odum’s boss.
The actor does not have an Instagram account, but he has a fan page on Facebook with over 219k followers that he does not own.
Wood Harris and Steve Harris have massive networth
Wood has an estimated net worth of $2 million, while Steve has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Both brothers have made a lot of money together. Wood co-stars as drug lord Pat in the Starz series BMF alongside Demetrius Flenory Jr. and his older brother, Steve.
Like Steve, Wood made his feature film debut in 1994 with the film Above the Rim. Then, in 2005, he appeared in the movie Dirty. The following year, he also appeared in Southland Tales and ‘The Heart Specialist.
Wood and Steve have been in the acting industry for a long time. (Source: Instagram)
Wood also appeared in the films Not Easily Broken, Dough Boys, Next Day Air, and Just Another Day. In 2010, he appeared in the dramas Southland and Hawaii Five-0.
Recently, he played Danny in Always and Forever. In 2021, he played Coach C in Space Jam: A New Legacy. He will play Tony Little Duke Evers in Creed III.
Steve and Wood have been in the entertainment industry for over a decade, so there is no doubt that they make a lot of money.