American actor and filmmaker Ed Harris is a living legend who has already left a legacy for future generations. Harris is multiple award-winning actors and has been nominated for at least 4 Oscars. Some of his remarkable films are The Truman Show (1998), The Hours (2002), and Gone Baby Gone (2007). On the small screen, Harris has had remarkable roles in Empire Falls (2005), Game Change (2012), and Westworld, which premiered in 2016.
Ed Harris Biography (Age)
Edward Allen Harris was born on November 28, 1950, in Englewood, New Jersey, and grew up in a middle-class Presbyterian family. He was raised by his parents, Robert Harris and Margaret Harris (née Sholl) in Tenafly, New Jersey. Harris has two brothers named Paul and Robert. He got his artistic side from his father Robert, who was a singer and part of a band that included musician and TV star, Fred Waring.
At the young age of 8, Harris got his first acting role, which appeared in a film made for television called The Third Miracle. However, this role was not the beginning of Harris’s career, as he returned to focusing on his education.
He attended Tenafly High School, where he played football and became captain of his team. In 1971, two years after graduating high school, Harris moved with his parents to New Mexico. At that time, Harris, who had briefly attended Columbia University, decided to pursue a career as an actor. He then enrolled at the University of Oklahoma where he studied acting. Harris enjoyed success as an actor at various local theaters and soon moved to Los Angeles, California to study at the California Institute of the Arts. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Ed Harris immediately began his professional acting career on stage before trying his hand at television shows. After paying his dues for 5 years, he got his first big movie role in Borderline in the 1980s. Three years later, in 1983, he made his breakthrough with the portrayal of astronaut John Glenn in The Right Stuff. Although he was a bombshell at the box office, Harris was critically acclaimed, and within a few years, he had a very successful career.
Ed Harris was very successful in Hollywood. In addition to his salary per film role, Harris increases his income as a film director and producer. He has served as a producer and director for films such as Pollock and Appaloosa. His net worth is estimated at $30 million.
Family – Wife, and Daughter
When it comes to his family life, Ed Harris deserves the same recognition he has received throughout his career. Harris is one of those Hollywood stars who has managed to stay with a woman for decades, an accomplishment in a place like Hollywood where divorce has long been the norm.
Since 1983 Ed Harris has been married to the actress and singer Amy Madigan. He met her in 1981 on the set of stage production in Los Angeles. While the two were shooting the film Places in the Heart together in 1984, the couple got married. Their wedding was presided over by a justice of the peace in Waxahachie, Texas, where the film was shot.
Over the years, Harris and his wife have worked together on numerous film projects, including Pollock (2000) and Gone Baby Gone (2007).
Harris’s wife Madigan was born on September 11, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was John J. Madigan (1918-2012), a popular journalist known for his interviews with political leaders. She got her acting side from her mother Dolores (née Hanlon; 1921-92), who acted in the community theater.
Madigan began as a singer with the band Jelly, with whom she toured the country for most of the late 1970s. She began acting in 1980 and achieved immediate success. For her debut film role in Love Child in 1982, Madigan received a Golden Globe Award for the new Star of the Year – Actress. Like Harris, Madigan has received a handful of coveted award nominations, including an Oscar nomination and an Emmy nomination. For her role in Roe vs. Wade she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Ed Harris and his wife Amy Madigan waited a decade before welcoming their first child, daughter Lily Dolores Harris, born May 3, 1993. The family lives in Malibu, California.
Ed Harris is quite a tall man standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, which is the equivalent of 1.75 m. His other physical attributes that have come to be his trademark include his bright blue eyes, as well as the deep commanding tone of his voice.