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JARED HARRIS (Hodge Starkweather) A classically trained stage actor and former member of London's famed Royal Shakespeare Company, Jared Harris' prolific career continuously showcases his ability to easily transition from one character to another, garnering him great praise and keeping him in the company of some of today's most creative talent in film, television and stage projects.
On television, Harris reprised his role last March as 1960's ad executive 'Lane Pryce' for the fifth season of AMC's award winning drama "Mad Men," for which he earned his first Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The show itself has garnered three consecutive Golden Globes for Best Drama Series, the first and only series to ever do so, and four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. "Mad Men" was nominated once again for a 2012 Emmy in the same category.
Harris recently appeared in Steven Spielberg's 2012 critically acclaimed Lincoln biopic, opposite Daniel Day Lewis, as the iconic Civil War Hero, 'General Ulysses S. Grant.' The film, which is based on historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's best-selling book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, focuses on the political collision of the former president and his cabinet as they face the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War. Since its release in November 2012, Lincoln has earned several awards nominations and wins, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture -- Drama and an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Harris' extensive film career includes his appearance alongside Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in David Fincher's 2008 film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and a riveting portrayal of Andy Warhol in the acclaimed I Shot Andy Warhol. Harris made his film debut in 1989's The Rachel Papers, which was also the directorial debut of his brother Damian, and has since gone on to appear in over fifty films in a wide array of roles, including the sleazy Russian cab driver 'Vladimir', in Todd Solondz's Happiness, for which the cast received the 1999 National Board of Review Acting Ensemble Award. Additional credits include Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, Sylvia, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, Igby Goes Down, Mr. Deeds, Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser, and John Carpenter's The Ward, among others.
Harris has accumulated an impressive list of television credits in both England and the U.S., including a highly acclaimed performance as 'Henry VIII' for the BBC production of The Other Boleyn Girl. Additional BBC credits include the mini-series To the Ends of the Earth and the starring role in Coup!. Stateside, Harris has been seen in recurring roles for both "The Riches" and "Fringe" and has guest-starred on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Without a Trace." He also portrayed John Lennon in the 2000 television drama and original VH1 film "Two of Us."
Harris has appeared with some of the most renowned theater companies in both London and New York, and made his American stage debut as 'Hotspur' in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2. He then went on to perform with the company in both Tis Pity She's A Whore and King Lear. Additional stage credits include the New Group's Obie Award-winning production of Mike Leigh's Ecstasy, the New Jersey Shakespeare Company's experimental production of Hamlet, in which he played the title role, the Almeida Theatre's production of Tennessee William's bittersweet comedy A Period of Adjustment and the title role in the Vineyard Theater's production of More Lies About Jerzy.
Harris was born in London, and is the son of Irish actor, Richard Harris. He attended North Carolina's Duke University, where he majored in drama and literature and after graduation, studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Harris currently lives in Los Angeles.
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