Ed Harris Biography

Ed Harris Biography

Facts of Ed Harris Biography

occupationAmerican actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.
networth$30 million
spouseAmy Madigan
educationTenafly High School, Columbia University, University of Oklahoma, California Institute of the Arts
place_of_birthEnglewood, New Jersey, U.S.
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An American actor, producer, director and screen writer, Ed Harris was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the United State. He is well recognized for his roles in such films as The Right Stuff (1983), The Rock (1966),  A History of Violence (2005), Man on Ledge (2012) and much more.

Ed Harris Early Life and Education

Ed Harris was born on November 28, 1950, to Robert L. Harris, father, and Margaret Harris, mother and grew up with his sibling's brother named, Spencer Harris and Robert Harris in Tenafly.

Ed Harris completed his elementary education at the Tenafly High School in the year 1969. During his school days, Ed was interested towards football thus he served as the team's captain during his senior year. In the year 1969, Harris graduated from the Columbia University in athletics. After that, Ed Harris went to the University of Oklahoma where he studies drama. Besides, Ed started to feature in numerous local theater. Then, Ed moved to Los Angeles where he attended at the California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the year 1975.

Ed Harris Career

Ed Harris stepped into the film industry with the debuted television series, Gibbsville where he portrayed as Steve in the year 1976. Her diligent performance on the television series led her into numerous television series.

Some of her hit's Tv series,

  1. Delvecchio (1977)
  2. The Seekers (1979)
  3. Barnaby Jones (1979)
  4. Paris (1980)
  5. Lou Grant (1979)
  6. CHiPs (1981)
  7. Hart to Hart (1981)
  8. The Last Innocent Man (1987)
  9. Running Mates (1992)
  10. The Stand (1994)
  11. Frasier (1995)
  12. Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)
  13. Empire Falls (2005)
  14. The Armenian Genocide (2006)
  15. Game Change (2012)
  16. Westworld (2016) and much more.

Ed Harris Youtube; Trailor of The Right Stuff

Besides, Harris made his movie debut from the 1978 movie named, Coma as Pathology Resident. And Harris came into the limelight from the 1983 movie, The Right Stuff as John Glenn. After that, Harris featured in numerous movies includes,

  • Under Fire(1983)
  • Code Name; Emerland(1985)
  • Alamo Bay(1985)
  • To Kill A Priest (1988)
  • Field of Dreams(1989)
  • The Abyss(1989)
  • State of Grace(1990)
  • Paris Trout(1991)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • The Rock(1996)
  • Pollock(2000)
  • A History of Violence(2005)
  • Run All Night(2015)
  • Mothers!(2017) and so on.

Harris Youtube; Trailor of Pantom

Besides, Ed appeared in the 2010 popular video games named, Call of Duty; Black Ops as a voice actor. Moreover, Ed has appeared in the numerous stage program such as Sweet Bird of Youth

  • Sweet Bird of Youth(1980)
  • Fool for Love(1983)
  • Simpatico(1994)
  • Taking Sides(1996)
  • Wrecks(2006)
  • The Jacksonian(2013) and much more.

Some of his awards that he achieved are listed below.


  1. Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an actor in the year 1984 from, Fool for Love.
  2. Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play from the Precious Sons in 1986.
  3. Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture from Nixon in 1995.
  4. Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television in 2017 from the Westworld.
  5. Nominated for his first Academy Award for Best Actor (and third Oscar overall) for his performance from the 2016 tv series, Game Change.

Ed Harris Nominated for Oscar


Ed Harris Personal Life

Though Harris is in his sixties, he still looks handsome as he was in his forties. The handsome actor is living a very happy married life with his wife, Amy Madigan. HIs wife, Amy is not only a popular American actress but also a producer, and singer. The husband and wife were dating about ten months before they tied the knot on 21st November 1983.

Youtube; Ed Harris with his wife and daughter

The husband and wife first met on the set of the movie, Places in the Heart. As a couple, they have spent a quite long time with each other but still, there is a strong bond of love and respect between them which have kept them in a beautiful relation for a long time.And the very happy husband and wife were blessed with a daughter, Lily Dolores Harris, born on 3rd May 1993.

Ed Harris Net Worth

Speaking about his net worth, Ed Harris receives a good sum of money from his acting career. As of 2017, he has a net worth of $30 million. His main sources of his income are movies and tv series.

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