“We had a very normal, sort of ghetto, urban upbringing,” Harris recalls, “My father was a bus driver and my mother was a seamstress and a substitute schoolteacher, off and on.
Chicago is still the same way as it’s always been with gangs and all that type of stuff. Wood: I ended up getting involved in medicine indirectly. Wood: Right now my dream role would be two different projects that I would like to do. I also have my eyes set on doing August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, in which I’ve spoken to Charles Dutton about directing it.
If a kid had an apple in the morning and another kids had cheetos, who’s going to have a greater ability?
You see a woman claiming to be his side chick took to Twitter yesterday and told folks that she CONFRONTED Wood’s wife Rebekah. Rebekah Harris: DANG – the THIRD person in a month.
Congratulations are in order for actor Wood Harris.
“My first artistic love was drawing and painting,” Harris remembers. “Once I learned you could work and possibly afford school that way,” he continues, “I rode that horse ’til the shoes fell off.” Learning Curve: Harris landed his first film, Above the Rim, while studying at NYU's graduate acting program, but was kicked out for tardiness, to the chagrin of his pals in the program.
He decided to audition for the theater program at Northern Illinois University after landing his first paying gig acting in vignettes about substance abuse aimed at corporations. “My classmates petitioned the university and won,” he says.You always have to expand.” His mild-mannered character filled the bill.“Mitch is wonderful because he’s so not what I often do,” Harris says. Stanley, he ain’t necessarily loving Stella, and his brand of love comes with a smack.Age & Hometown: 41; Chicago, IL Current role: A Broadway debut as Stanley's kind-hearted friend Mitch in Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire.West Side Pride: At home on the West Side of Chicago, Wood Harris’ parents wouldn’t have guessed that two of their sons would become professional actors (older brother Steve is best known for TV's The Practice).“Now The Wire is regarded as the great show ever, and we’re all like, ' Yeah, what’s up!