Ed Harris



Ed Harris

Birth nameEdward Allen Harris
BornNovember 28 1950 (1950--) (age 58)
Tenafly, New Jersey
Spouse(s)Amy Madigan (1983-)


Edward Allen Harris (born November 28, 1950) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, known for his performances in The Right Stuff, The Abyss, Apollo 13, Pollock, and The Truman Show, among many others.

Biography

Early & personal life

Harris was born in Tenafly, New Jersey, the son of Margaret, a travel agent, and Robert L. Harris, who sang with the Fred Waring chorus and worked at the bookstore of the Art Institute of Chicago.[1] He has an older brother, Robert, and a younger brother, Spencer. Harris was raised in a middle class Presbyterian family.[2] He graduated from Tenafly High School in 1969, where he played on the football team, serving as the team's captain in his senior year.[3][4] He was a star athlete in high school and competed in athletics at Columbia University in 1969. Two years later his family moved to Oklahoma and he followed after having discovered his interest in acting in various theater plays. He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to study drama. After several successful roles in the local theater, he moved to Los Angeles, California, and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts.

Harris has been married to actress Amy Madigan since 1983. They have a daughter named Lily.

Career

Harris's first important film role was in Borderline with Charles Bronson. In Knightriders he played a motorcycle stunt rider in a role modeled after that of King Arthur. In 1983, he became a star, playing NASA astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff; in 1995 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of NASA mission director Gene Kranz, in the film Apollo 13. Further Oscar nominations arrived in 1999, 2001 and 2003, for The Truman Show, Pollock and The Hours, respectively. More recently, he appeared as a vengeful mobster in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. He also had a role alongside Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman in Gone, Baby, Gone, directed by actor Ben Affleck.

Harris has shown interest in directing. He made his debut in 2000 with Pollock, as well as directing various plays. Harris has also starred in television adaptations of Riders of the Purple Sage (1996) and Empire Falls (2005).

Harris also has an active stage acting career. Most notibly, he starred in the production of Neil LaBute's one-man play Wrecks at the Public Theater in New York City.Wrecks premiered at the Everyman Theater in Cork, Ireland and then in the US at the Public Theater in New York. Harris has been nominated for several major awards for this role.

Awards and nominations

Academy Award
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Truman Show (1998)
  • Nominated: Best Actor, Pollock (2000)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Hours (2002)
BAFTA Award
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Truman Show (1999)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, The Hours (2003)
Primetime Emmy Award
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Empire Falls (2005)
Golden Globe
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Jacknife (1990)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, Apollo 13 (1996)
  • Won: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, The Truman Show (1999)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, The Hours (2003)
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Empire Falls (2006)

Other Awards

  • 2006 - At the San Francisco International Film Festival, Harris received the Peter J. Owens Award,[5] which honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. A Flash of Green[6] was screened at the festival in his honor.

Filmography

References

1. ^ [1]
2. ^ [2]
3. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "North Jersey-bred and talented too", The Record (Bergen County), June 18, 2007. Accessed June 25, 2007. "Ed Harris: Class of 1969, Tenafly High School"
4. ^ Stein, Ruthe. They're Ready For Their Close-Ups: Camped out at Oscars, the starstruck wait to sneak a peek, San Francisco Chronicle, March 25, 2001. Accessed May 31, 2007. "She's hoping to score a seat near the front and catch the eye of Oscar nominee Ed Harris, who went to Tenafly High School in New Jersey with her mother."
5. ^ [3]
6. ^ [4]

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Awards
Preceded by
Martin Landau
for Ed Wood
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1995
for Apollo 13
Succeeded by
Cuba Gooding Jr.
for Jerry Maguire
Preceded by
Burt Reynolds
for Boogie Nights
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1999
for The Truman Show
Succeeded by
Tom Cruise
for Magnolia
Edward Harris may refer to:
  • James Edward Harris, 2nd Earl of Malmesbury (1778-1841)
  • Edward Harris (ornithologist) (1799-1863)
  • Edward Harris, 4th Earl of Malmesbury (1842-1899)
  • Walter Edward Harris (1904-1999), Canadian politician and lawyer

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Amy Madigan

Amy Madigan at the 41st Emmy Awards

Born September 11 1950 (1950--) (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois

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Golden Globe Award

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Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year.
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The Abyss is a 1989 science fiction film which was written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn.
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Novel: (Lost Moon)
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Gary Sinise
Ed Harris
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Pollock is a 2000 biographical film which tells the life story of artist Jackson Pollock. It stars Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Robert Knott, Bud Cort, Molly Regan, Marcia Gay Harden and Sada Thompson.
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