Ed Harris stars as the enigmatic Man in Black in the HBO series Westworld (Emmy Award nomination). Harris made his feature film directing debut on Pollock, receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. Harris also directed, as well as co-wrote, Appaloosa, starring opposite Viggo Mortensen. His film credits include A History of Violence (National Society of Film Critics Award), The Hours (Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA nominations), The Truman Show (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award), Apollo 13 (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award), Kodachrome, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, In Dubious Battle, Run All Night, Frontera, The Face of Love, The Way Back, Copying Beethoven, The Right Stuff, The Abyss, The Rock, The Human Stain, A Beautiful Mind, Stepmom, The Firm, Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay, Sweet Dreams, Jacknife, State of Grace, The Third Miracle, Touching Home, and Victor Nunez’s A Flash of Green. Harris won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with Emmy and SAG nominations, for his portrayal of John McCain in the Jay Roach-directed Game Change for HBO. He starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls, for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Best Actor nominations.
His other television credits include The Last Innocent Man, Running Mates, Paris Trout, and Riders of the Purple Sage, for which he and his wife, Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film. In 2018, Harris starred in the New York premiere of David Rabe’s Good for Otto at off-Broadway’s Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre for The New Group. Harris and Madigan made their West End debut in November 2016 in the London production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child (Olivier Award nomination). In 2012, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Harris starred with Madigan, Bill Pullman, and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian, directed by Robert Falls. He reprised that role to critical acclaim in the play’s 2014 New York premiere for The New Group. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the Off-Broadway production of Wrecks at The Public Theatre.
Harris’ theater credits include Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides, Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love (Obie Award), Simpatico (Lucille Lortel Award), George Furth’s Precious Sons (Drama Desk Award, Tony Award nomination), Prairie Avenue, Scar, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath, and Sweet Bird of Youth.