Aug. 24th, 1961
London, England, UK
Jared Harris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Ward
2010 - Extraordinary Measures
2008 - From Within
2008 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2006 - Lady in the Water
2005 - The Notorious Bettie Page
2004 - Sylvia
2004 - Ocean's Twelve
2004 - Resident Evil: Apocalypse
2003 - I Love Your Work
2002 - Dummy
2002 - Mr. Deeds
1998 - Lost in Space
1998 - B. Monkey
1998 - Happiness
1997 - Fathers' Day
1996 - I Shot Andy Warhol
1995 - Smoke
1995 - Blue in the Face
1995 - Dead Man
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1992 - Far and Away
1992 - The Last of the Mohicans
1992 - The Public Eye
1989 - The Rachel Papers
Guest TV Roles
David Robert Jones
Himself - Guest
Jared Harris was born Jared Francis Harris on August 24th 1961 in London, England. Son of famous Irish actor Richard Harris (I) and Elizabeth Harris (Elizabeth Rees (I)) and brother of Damian Harris (I) (director, born in 1958) and Jamie Harris (I) (actor, born in 1965). Most of his childhood was spent in boarding schools and Central School in London.
Despite being the son of esteemed Irish actor Richard Harris (I), Jared showed little interest in following his father's career, until he was cast in a college production while attending North Carolina's Duke University (USA), where he studied drama and literature, in the early 1980s.
After graduation, Jared returned to the UK where he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for many years, performing "Hamlet", "Romeo & Juliet", "Silent Woman" and "A Clockwork Orange". In 1989 he has his screen debut in The Rachel Papers (1989).
In 1990, while on vacation in New York, Jared auditioned for the role of "Hotspur" in "Henry V", which he played at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Still in New York, Jared appeared in the off-Broadway play "Ecstasy", for which he won an Obie Award in 1992.
In 1996, he won recognition by playing famous pop artist Andy Warhol in I Shot Andy Warhol (1996). After that, Jared has appeared in lots of independent films such as Fathers' Day (1997), Smoke (1995), Lush (1999), How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000), Igby Goes Down (2002), B. Monkey (1998), Shadow Magic (2000) and VH1's Two of Us (2000) (TV) where he portrayed 'John Lennon'.
He also starred in big movies like Lost in Space (1998), Happiness (1998) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) to name a few.
He formed The Sinachie Theater Company (NYC), and performs in both movies and theatre.
Jared is currently married to Emilia Fox. They married on July 16th 2005 in Dorset, England.
- Son of 'Richard Harris (I)' (qv) and 'Elizabeth Rees (I)' (qv).
- (1996) Ended his five-year relationship with 'Tahnee Welch' (qv).
- Stepson of 'Rex Harrison (I)' (qv) and 'Ann Turkel' (qv).
- Spent a lot of time in the Bahamas as a child.
- Brother of director-actor 'Damian Harris (I)' (qv).
- Graduated from Duke University in 1984 with a BFA in Drama
- His father and wife's uncle appear together in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv).
- Brother of 'Jamie Harris (I)' (qv).