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Chicago native HARRY LENNIX (Joe Adams) most recently starred in Barbershop 2 and reprised the role of Commander Lock in The Matrix Revolutions, after originating the character in Matrix Reloaded. He starred in The Human Stain with Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins, appeared in the independent film Don't Explain and portrayed Congressman Adam Clayton Powell in the Showtime Networks production Keep the Faith, Baby, opposite Vanessa Williams. He starred this summer in the thriller Suspect Zero with Aaron Eckhart and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Lennix has co-starred in the Spike Lee films Get on the Bus and Clockers. Among his other feature credits are Titus, All or Nothing, Love & Basketball, Guarding Tess and Bob Roberts. He made his feature film debut starring in Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats.

A recipient of many awards for acting, Lennix began performing while a seminarian of the Roman Catholic Church. He later served as a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for eight years. He is a member of artistic staff of The Goodman Theatre, and on the Board of Directors for Congo Square.

Lennix began his professional career while at Northwestern University (where he serves on the Board of Advisors). Thereafter he began working in many Chicago theaters. After moving to New York, he worked with Theater for a New Audience under the direction of Ms. Julie Taymor. With her, he later filmed Titus, for which he won The Golden Satellite Award from the International Press Academy.

Also with TFANA, he was part of the first American company to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company for a production of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline in 2001.


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