Ed Harris

  • Birth Name: Edward Allen Harris
  • Birth Place: Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Father was once a backup singer for Ray Charles.
  • Was a star baseball and football player in high school and continued playing football at Columbia University.
  • Breakthrough role came in 1983 when he was cast as astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff.
  • Met and married actress Amy Madigan while working with her in Places in the Heart.
  • Pollock was a labor of love that he worked on for 10 years before eventually putting in his own money and directing himself to get the film made.
  • He and Madigan were featured in the 2010 drama Once Fallen.
  • Having portrayed the legendary astronaut/politician Glenn (to whom he bears a striking resemblance), Harris later took on the role of another politician, John McCain, in the HBO film Game Change.

Awards

  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1996, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1986, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1998, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Bob L. Harris — Father
  • Amy Madigan — Wife
  • Lily Dolores Harris — Daughter
  • Margaret Harris — Mother

College

  • Attended Columbia University, New York, New York, United States; attended University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, United States (BFA, 1975)

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