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Wood Harris

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Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. He is one of the stars of the HBO series The Wire (2002), which was recently chosen by Time magazine as one of best TV shows of all time. He is regarded as one of the best actors of his generation. Wood is the younger brother of Steve Harris, star of the ABC legal drama The Practice (1997). Wood, like his brother, splits his time between New York and California.

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'The Wire' Star Wood Harris Accused of Beating GF, But D.A. Declines Charges

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Accused of Beating Up Girlfriend ... D.A. Declines Charges

Wood Harris -- who starred as Avon Barksdale on the hit HBO series "The Wire" -- won't face any criminal charges after allegedly pummeling his girlfriend, who is now threatening further… READ MORE >

'The Wire' Star Wood Harris Chooses Between Trump and Pence

'The Wire' Star Wood Harris
Trump or Pence ... Biden or Oprah

"The Wire" star Wood Harris has strong but conflicted views on who he wants in the Oval Office. Harvey ran into Wood -- who's heading to Philly to shoot "Creed II" -- Saturday on Melrose in L.A.,… READ MORE >

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