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ED HARRIS is currently filming The Third Miracle with director Agnieszka Holland and Anne Heche. He most recently co-starred with Jim Carrey in Peter Weir's The Truman Show. Other recent film roles include starring with Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman in Eastwood's Absolute Power and opposite Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in the Simpson-Bruckheimer action blockbuster The Rock. His portrayal of Gene Kranz in Ron Howard's acclaimed Apollo 13 in 1995 won him the Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actor Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe.

Harris' other film credits include Eye for An Eye, Just Cause, Borderline, Knightriders, The Right Stuff, The Firm, Glengarry Glen Ross, State of Grace, The Abyss, Jacknife, To Kill A Priest, Walker, Sweet Dreams, Alamo Bay, A Flash of Green, Swing Shift and Under Fire.

Harris' television credits include HBO's "The Last Innocent Man" and "Running Mates" and Showtime's "Paris Trout." He and his wife Amy Madigan co-produced and co-starred in a critically acclaimed film of Zane Grey's "Riders of the Purple Sage," which premiered on TNT in January 1996. Harris was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Actor for his performance, and for their roles as both actors and producers, Harris and Madigan were presented with the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film.

Born in Tenafly, New Jersey, Harris attended Columbia University for two years and then the University of Oklahoma, where he began to study acting. Moving to Los Angeles, he entered the California Institute of the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Harris made his New York stage debut in Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love," for which he earned the 1983 Obie Award for Outstanding Actor. He earned a Tony nomination and the Drama Desk Award for his Broadway debut in George Furth's "Precious Sons."

Since then Harris has won two Los Angeles Theater Critics Association Awards, the first for "Prairie Avenue" and the second for Murray Mednick's "Scar." His other Los Angeles stage credits include "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Grapes of Wrath," "Hamlet" and "Sweet Bird of Youth." In the fall of 1994, Harris appeared off-Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," for which he won the Lucille Lortel Award as Best Actor. In 1997, he starred in a three-month run opposite Daniel Massey on Broadway in Ronald Harwood's acclaimed drama "Taking Sides."


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