David Harewood Biography

David Harewood is an English born actor who appears both on TV and in movies. He is not only a good actor by name, he also has the credentials to prove it as he has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His most recent roles include playing CIA Counterterrorism Director David Estes in “Homeland” and J’onn J’onzz or the Martian Manhunter in “Supergirl”.

David Harewood started his career in the early 90s, with his first ever role being an appearance in an episode of “Casualty”. But from there on he would make his name and began staring in movies and in TV shows alike. He has a number of appearances in BBC related shows and other series from his homeland. His early filmography includes movies like “The Hawk” (1993), “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” (1995), “Between Dreams” (1999) and “Strings” (2004). But David managed to make a successful crossover to America and had various roles in memorable films. He played the Prince of Morocco in “The Merchant of Venice” (2004), he stared as Captain Poison in “Blood Diamond” (2006), and also had roles in films such as “Victim” (2011), “Spooks: The Greater Good” (2015), “Grimsby” (2016) and “Tulip Fever” (2017).


David Harewood in “Supergirl”

As far as his work on the silver screen, he has had more success there than on the big screen. David played Nelson Mandela in the BBC drama titled “Mrs. Mandela”. He was Brother Tuck in “Robin Hood”. David also appeared in an episode of “Doctor Who” titled “The End of Time” and he also played Martin Luther King on “The Mountaintop”.

David Harewood’s current most successful roles include ones on American TV. In 2011, he was cast as director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, David Estes in “Homeland”. He stayed there until 2014 when his character was killed off. But David found success in other American TV show “Supergirl”. He stars as J’onn J’onzz a discussed Martian who goes by the name Martian Manhunter. He is one of the main cast members and has appeared in all seasons of the show.


David Harewood and Gordon Kennedy in “Robin Hood”

David Harewood Net Worth and Salary

David Harewood has already had a long and successful career. Being around since the 90s has helped him improve his acting skills and gain more success in a more commercial market. As far as his net worth goes, he is worth 2 million dollars and has a number of projects lined up for him awaiting in 2018 that will probably add to the current number.

David Harewood Wife and Family

David Harewood was dating Kirsty Handy for a long time before they finally got married. The two got engaged and the wedding took place Saint James, Barbados in February 2013. They are a perfect couple since then and rarely have problems and there are no indications about any affairs or potential divorce rumors. They do have two children together, actually two daughters. The whole family lives in Streatham, London.


David Harewood with his wife Kirsty Handy and daughters

David Harewood Age

David Harewood was born in Small Heath, Birmingham, England. He is 52 years old currently and his birthday is on 8 December 1965. His parents are from Congo but have moved to England during the 60s. Young David was born there and spent all of his life there, so he feels more like an Englishman. He also has a sister named Sandra and two brothers, Paul and Rodger. During his youth, he attended St Benedict’s Junior School and Washwood Heath Academy. David also became a member of the National Youth Theatre but at the age of 18, he also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His background really helped him develop as an actor and you can see that he has all the credentials to prove his worth.

Height and Weight

David Harewood is muscular and quite big in size. Apart from having a dominating stance and a big figure, he is a bit on the tall side. David is 183 cm tall and weighs about 86 kg. He really has an imposing figure which helps him play some of his roles. He is quite a talented actor and is highly intelligent so his physical appearance is something that gives him an added advantage.


David Harewood’s body

David Harewood Soccer

David Harewood is an avid soccer fan. Being form England, he likes playing and watching soccer. David has grown up wanting to become a soccer player like all the kids around him. He is Birmingham City F.C. fan and attends their matches when he can. David Harewood participated in in Soccer Aid 2018, where he was a goalkeeper on the English side. He managed to save two penalties in the process and helped his time win the game. But more importantly was that the benefit managed to raise £5,000,000 in funds.

Nationality and Ethnicity

David Harewood is British by nationality, as he was born in England. But his origin is from Congo, since his parents have moved from there in the 60s. This makes David’s ethnic group African-British.

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Born:,December 8 1965
Net Worth:,$2 million
Hair Color:,Black
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,183 cm
Weight:,86 kg
Married to:,Kirsty Handy
Affair with:,No
Birth Sign:,Sagittarius
Education:,St Benedict’s Junior School / Washwood Heath Academy / the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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