'''Шервин Девид "Вуд" Гаррис''' (нар. 17 жовтня 1969 року) — це американський актор. Відомий такими своїми ролями: Мотав (Motaw) у фільмі ''"[[Через край]]"'' (1994); наркобарон Ейвон Баркздейл (Avon Barksdale) у кримінальный драмі-серіалі ''"[[Дроти (телесеріал)|Дроти]]"'' від компанії [[HBO]]; випускник футбольної школи Джуліус Кемпбелл (Julius Campbell) у фільмі ''"Згадаймо титанів"'' (2000р.).
==Life and career==
Harris was born in [[ Chicago]], Illinois, the son of Mattie, a housewife, and John Harris, a bus driver.<ref>[http://www.filmreference.com/film/34/Steve-Harris.html Steve Harris Biography (1965–)<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref><ref>http://www.filmreference.com/film/85/Wood-Harris.html</ref> He holds a [[Bachelors of Arts]] in Theater Arts from [[ Northern Illinois University]] (NIU) and a [[Master of Arts ( postgraduate) |Master of Arts]] from [[ New York University]]. He is the younger brother of actor [[Steve Harris (actor) |Steve Harris]]. While enrolled in NYU, Harris starred in his first major film role in the basketball drama ''[[ Above the Rim]]'', starring opposite [[ Tupac Shakur]] , and appeared in many theatrical stage productions of various off-Broadway plays.
Harris was awarded the [[New York Film Festival]]'s 1st Run Best Actor Award for his portrayal of "Derrick 'D-Train' Trainer" in ''Morningside Prep'', a thirty minute short movie directed by rising [[Film director|filmmaker]], [[Malcolm D. Lee|Malcolm Lee]]. He subsequently guest starred in a variety of television and film venues before portraying legendary rock guitarist [[Jimi Hendrix]] in [[Showtime (TV network)|Showtime]]'s 2000 movie, ''Hendrix''.
Later that year, Harris received his first [[NAACP Image Award]] nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture along with the [[Blockbuster Movie Award]] nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Julius "Big Ju" Campbell in ''[[Remember The Titans]]''. In 2002, he starred in the [[Dame Dash]] produced cult-classic film, ''[[Paid in Full (film)|Paid in Full]]'', based on the true story of three legendary Harlem drug kingpins.
He starred as [[Avon Barksdale]] in the first three seasons of [[Home Box Office|HBO]]'s original series ''[[The Wire]]''. He also produced his own debut album, ''Beautiful Wonderful'', which was intended for release in 2005. Harris returned to his role as the ruthless drug kingpin [[Avon Barksdale]] for one episode in the fifth and final season of ''The Wire''.
In June 2008 director Martin Guigui revealed on his production blog<ref>http://www.movieset.com/node/6178</ref> that Harris was cast as Nate " Sweetwater" Clifton in [[Sweetwater ]], the movie about the first black player in the NBA.
In 2009 Harris had a major role in the film ''Just Another Day'', where he played a successful rapper named A-maze. The film is about the clash between a young up-and-coming rapper and an older one at the top of his game. Incidentally, the younger rapper was portrayed by [[Jamie Hector]], whose character [[Marlo Stanfield]] had a similar role in the Wire, with respect to Harris's character. He will be starring in the revival of the Tennessee Williams play ''[[A Streetcar Named Desire (play)|A Streetcar Named Desire]]'', in which he will play the role of Mitch.
In 2012, Harris narrated the [[ESPN]] [[30 for 30]] film ''[[Benji (2012 film)|Benji]]''.