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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