Wood Harris really name is Sherwin David and he was born in the year 1969. He is American actor and he is well known because of the role he had as Avon Barksdale at HBO where he played as drug Kingpin in The Wire crime Drama. He was Ace while playing in Paid in Full and he was a high school player called Julius Campbell in the movie Remember the Titans of 2000. He is now known for being Brooke Payne of BET miniseries known as The Edition Story of 2017.

From his biography, his parents are John Harris who was a bus driver and Mattie who was a housewife. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts of Northern Illinois University or NIU and a Master of Arts of New York University. He is a younger brother to actor Steve Harris.

When he was still in NIU, it is the same time that he starred in the first major film role in Above The Rim which is a basketball drama movie and he was starting opposite of Tupac Shakur. He had also appeared in many theatrical stage productions in Off-Broadway plays. Harris was a guest star in different film and tv shows and he portrayed Rock Guitarist called Jimi Hendrix in the Hendrix movie at Showtime.

In 2000, he got the nomination to the NAACP image in the categories of Outstanding Supporting Actor in Motion Pictures together with a Blockbuster Movie Award Nomination for the Favorite Supporting Actor in Motion Picture for the role he had like Julius Big Ju Campbell when he played Remember the Titans. In the year 2002, he was the star of Dame Dash which was produced to be a cult classic game under the name of Paid in Full and it is based on a true story of three different Harlem Drug Dealers and he was playing a real life kingpin known as Azie Faison.

He was Avon Barksdale, the role that was based loosely on the real life of Nathan Barksdale during the first three season of The Wire, an HBO original series and it is one episode in Fifth Season. He produced also the debut album called Beautiful Wonderful and it was expected to be out in 2005. In 2008, it was revealed by director Martin Guigui that he was in the cast of Sweetwater as Nate Sweetwater Clifton. This is a movie about the first black player in the history of NBA. He was in the movie Just Another Day where he played as a fictional rapper called A-Maze. He was a narrator of ESPN 30 for 30.

Wood Harris is a married man and his wife is Rebekah Harris. They have two children, together and they are known to be loving couple towards one another. His net worth is estimated to be over 2 million dollars.