Ed Harris Biography

Ed Harris is an American veteran actor who is also a producer, screen writer and director. He has had a long acting career and is still perfuming. Ed had equal success in the movies and TV as well. He started off in the 70s and first appeared 1975 on stage when he played a FBI Agent in “Gibbsville”. His first movie roles as a small one and he appeared in “Coma” (1978) as a pathology resident.

But since then Ed has been going strong and has done pretty well on both fronts. He is the star of such movies as “Apollo 13” (1995), “The Truman Show” (1998), “Pollock” (2000) and “Hours” (2002), and he was nominated for an Academy Award for each one of them. His other famous movies include “The Abyss” (1989), “The Rock” (1996), “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), “Enemy at the Gates” (2001), “Gone Baby, Gone” (2007), “Snowpiercer” (2014) and “Mother” (2017).


Ed Harris and Paul Giamatti in “The Truman Show”

His memorable TV roles include appearing as Miles Roby in “Empire Falls”, the US Senator John McCain in “Game Changer”. His latest TV role is probably the most intriguing one. He stars on HBO’s “Westworld” where he plays the part of the mysterious men in black. Season 2 is getting ready to start and everybody is eagerly awaiting to see how Ed will reprise his role which was met with a lot of praise for the first season.


Ed Harris in “Westworld”

Net Worth and Salary

Ed Harris has certainly had a long and lustrous career. He played everywhere and has had peaks and lows in his acting career. But his worth has almost never declined. Due to smart role picking and even smarter investing, Ed Harris is now worth 30 million dollars, which is quite good for an actor of his caliber.

Ed Harris Wife and Family

Ed Harris is not surrounded by any scandals when it comes to his personal life. His personal life is the same as the way he behaves around sets, very serious. He takes things very seriously and has bene a loving husband and a father for many years already. He married his wife Amy Madigan way back in November 21, 1983. The two of them met while filming “Places in the Heart” together and fell in love. They have a daughter called Lily Dolores Harris who was born on May 3, 1993.


Ed Harris with his wife Amy Madigan and daughter Lily Dolores Harris

Ed Harris Age

Ed Harris was born on November 28, 1950 Edward Allan Harris. This means that he is 67 years old as of the time of writing this text. His birthplace is Englewood, New Jersey but he spent the majority of his life and was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey. His mother and father are Margaret, a travel agent, and Robert L. “Bob” Harris. Ed also has two siblings, brothers Paul and Robert.


Ed Harris (High School Photo)

Ed Harris graduated from Tenafly High School where he played for the school’s football team, leading them as captain in his senior year. He was a star athlete in highs school as well where he continued playing football. He attended Columbia University which he enrolled in 1969. But two years later, his family decided to move to New Mexico and Ed decided to become an actor. He first enrolled in the University of Oklahomato study drama. He had many successful roles in local theaters which prompted him to move to Los Angeles, to pursue bigger roles. There he also enrolled in California Institute of the Arts where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Height and Weight

Getting closer and closer to his 70s, Ed Harris does not have the physique or the looks that he once has. But what makes Ed recognizable in the world of acting now is his face. He has a very recognizable expression on his face which has managed to push him through in many roles. His years have caught up to him and he stands at 173 cm tall (or 5 ft 8 in) and 72 kg of weight (or 159 lb).


Ed Harris as a young actor

Ed Harris Sex Symbol

What you think about Ed Harris, you would not really set him in the sphere of sex symbols. Only if you look at him from a different kind of perspective or by looking at his younger photos. But actually, Ed is consider a different type of sex symbol. He is descried as being a “thinking woman’s sex symbol,” which is a rare commodity as some would say. Either way, there are only a few men that are described this way.  Some of them are actors Hugh Laurie and Denzel Washington. Nevertheless, Ed probably feels honored for having this kind of title to his name.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Ed Harris was born in America and spent his entire life there. This clearly sets his nationality as being American. He also belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group.


Ed Harris in “Enemy at the Gates”

[table caption=”Biography & Facts” width=”500″ colwidth=”150|350″ colalign=”left|center”]
Born:,November 28 1950
Profession:,Actor / Producer / Screen writer / Director
Net Worth:,$30 million
Hair Color:,Whiteness
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,173 cm or 5 ft 8 in
Weight:,72 kg or 159 lb
Married to:,Amy Madigan
Affair with:,No
Children:,1 (Lily Dolores Harris)
Birth Sign:,Sagittarius
Education:,Tenafly High School / California Institute of the Arts

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