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Harold Perrineau Biography

Birth Name:
Harold Williams
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Changed last name of Williams to mother's maiden name Perrineau after joining the Screen Actors Guild, which already had a member named Harold Williams
  • Started his acting career in theater
  • Landed first television role on the series I'll Fly Away in 1990
  • Won an NAACP Image Award for his role in Topdog/Underdog in 2001
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Male for the Independent Spirit Award for his part in Smoke (1995)
  • Skilled in martial arts
  • Started taking swimming lessons on the location of Lost


  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated


  • Aurora Robinson Perrineau -- Daughter
  • Holiday Grace Perrineau -- Daughter
  • Wynter Aria Perrineau -- Daughter
  • Brittany Robinson -- Wife
  • Brittany Robinson Perrineau -- Wife