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
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
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