Who is Ed Harris?

Ed Harris is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director who is well-known for his roles in movies like ‘Apollo 13’ in 1995, ‘The Truman Show’ in 1998, and ‘The Hours’ in 2002. He has also directed and played in movies like ‘Pollock’ in the year 2000 and ‘Appaloosa.’ Ed Harris won the Golden Globe Award for his work in the 2012 American political film, ‘Game Change’ and the 1998 American psychological science fiction comedy-drama movie, ‘The Truman Show.’

Quick Info 
Full NameEdward Allen Harris
Date of BirthNovember 28, 1950
Birth PlaceEnglewood Health, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
ParentsMargaret Sholl
Robert L. Harris
ProfessionActor, Producer, Diirector, Screenwriter
Spouse Amy Madigan
Age70 years
Height5 ft 8 in
Net WorthUS $20 million

Ed Harris


Ed Harris’s full name is Edward Allen Harris. He was born on 28 November 1950 in Englewood, New Jersey, to mother, Margaret Sholl, a travel agent, and to father, Robert L. Harris, who worked in the bookstore at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was born and raised alongside two brothers, Paul and Robert, in a Presbyterian family. Besides this, he is currently 70 years old with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.


Nationality and Physical Stats

Ed Harris holds an American nationality and is a Presbyterian. Besides this, he stands at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73m/173cms) tall and weighs around 72kgs (159lbs). Moreover, he has a pair of blue eyes with a bald head.



Ed Harris completed his graduation from Tenafly High School in 1969 and was interested in football during his school days. For further studies, he studied at Columbia University. Later, he looked at the University of Oklahoma to pursue a drama career and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1975.


Personal Life

Ed Harris dated and married Amy Madigan, who is also an actress, on 21 November 1983. They met during the shooting of ‘Places in the Heart,’ and this couple got blessed with a daughter, Lily Dolores Harris, on 3 May 1993.

Ed Harris


Ed Harris is not active on social media platforms.




Ed Harris has appeared with steady work on television. He appeared in single episodes of series like ‘Gibbsville’ (1975), ‘Delvecchio’ (1977), ‘The Rockford Files’ (1978), ‘David Cassidy – Man Undercover’ (1978). Likewise, Harris has appeared on a few series like ‘The Seekers’ in 1979, ‘Lou Grant’ in 1979, 1980, and 1981. He has also been on series like ‘American Playhouse’ in 1984 and ‘Hart to Hart’ in 1984.



In the year 1978, Ed Harris started his acting career when he performed a small part in ‘Coma.’ He has appeared in ‘Borderline’ (1980) as Hotchkiss, ‘Knightriders’ (1981) as Billy, ‘Creepshow’ (1982) as Hank Blaine, ‘The Right Stuff’ (1983) as John Glenn, ‘Under Fire’ (1983) as Oates, ‘Swing Shift’ (1984) as Jack Walsh, ‘Places in the Heart’ (1984) as Wayne Lomax, ‘Code Name: Emerald’ (1985) as Gus Lang and in ‘Alamo Bay’ (1985) as Shang Pierce. Likewise, he has also appeared in movies like ‘Sweet Dreams,’ ‘Walker,’ ‘To Kill a Priest,’ ‘Jackknife,’ ‘The Abyss’ and ‘State of Grace.’

He made his debut as a director when he directed and acted in the movie ‘Pollock’ in the lead role of Jackson Pollock. Likewise, he wrote, produced, and served in his film, ‘Appaloosa’ in 2008, where he starred alongside Viggo Mortensen. He appeared with his wife, Amy Madigan, in the 2010 crime drama ‘Once Fallen’ by Ash Adams.

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In the year 2013, he appeared as Dmitri Zubov in ‘Phantom,’ as Ed Du Bois in ‘Pain and Gain,’ as Minister Wilford in ‘Snowpiercer,’ as Sheriff Cornelius Jackson in ‘Sweetwater,’ as Tom Young in ‘The Face of Love’ and as the voice actor of mission control in the academy award-winning 2013 science fiction movie, ‘Gravity.’

Moreover, he has played the role of Roy McNary in ‘Frontera’ (2014), King Cymbeline in ‘Cymbeline’ (2015), Shawn Maguire in ‘Run All Night’ (2015), Neil Elliott in ‘The Adderall Diaries’ (2015), Joy in ‘In Dubious Battle’ (2016) and Leonard Dekkom in ‘Geostorm’ (2017).



Ed Harris won the Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor award in 1984 for his work in ‘Fool for Love’ and the Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his work in ‘Precious Sons’ in the year 1986. Likewise, he has also won the Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his work in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ in the year 1992 and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in ‘Apollo 13’ in the year 1995.


Net Worth

Ed Harris has come a long way in the entertainment industry, earning himself a lot of name and fame and a lot of money and fortune along the way. As of the year 2020, Ed Harris has a net worth of $20 million approximately.