Jared Harris is an English actor who is well-known for his role as Lane Pryce in the American period television drama series “Mad Men” from 2009-2012. Harris also won Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2009 for his role in Mad Men.
He made his screen debut in 1989 by appearing as Geoff in the British film “The Rachel Papers”. In 2020, he won the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actor for his role as Valery Lagasov in the 2019 historical drama television miniseries “Chernobyl”. He is also popular for being the son of the late Irish actor, Richard Harris and Welsh actress, Elizabeth Rees-Williams. Also, his elder brother, Damian Harris is a film director, and his younger brother, Jamie Harris is an actor.
He is also active in the social media platform with around 47k followers on his Instagram account: @jaredharris and has around 39k followers on his twitter account:@JaredHarris
What does Jared Harris have a cult following for?
As an English actor, he is well known.
He is best known for his role as Lane Pryce in the American period drama “Mad Men.”
What is the origin of Jared Harris?
Jared Harris was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on August 24, 1961. Jared Francis Harris is his given name. He was born in the United Kingdom and is a British citizen. He is a devout Christian. His racial background is White Caucasian. He is of English and Irish heritage. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Richard Harris (father) and Elizabeth Rees-Williams (mother) had him as their second child (mother). His father was an Irish actor best known for his role as Frank Machin in the British kitchen sink drama film “This Sporting Life” in 1963, and his mother is a Welsh actress best known for her role on the television series “Question Time.” He is the eldest of two children. Damian Harris, his older brother, is a producer, while Jamie Harris, his younger brother, is an actor best known for playing The Hook-Handed Man in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. In 1969, his parents divorced.
Harris was born and raised in Hammersmith, London. Along with his brothers, he attended a boarding school called “Ladycross School.” “The school we attended was very strict, and we had to be very punctual,” he said in an interview. After that, he went to Downside School in South West England. He had wanted to try an acting career from a young age, coming from a family with an acting history. So he moved to the United States to study drama at Duke University, where he earned an MFA in drama in 1984.
He returned to England after graduation to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he graduated in 1989. Then he started to participate in theater productions. He has starred in a variety of stage plays, including “Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2,” “Tis Shame She’s a Slut,” “Ecstasy,” “King Lear,” and “More Lies About Jerzy.”
Highlights of Jared Harris’s Career
In 1989, Jared Harris made his professional acting debut as Geoff in the British film “The Rachel Papers.”
Then, in the film version of the television series “Lost in Space,” he played Will Robinson.
In the 1992 British film “The Public Eye,” he played Danny the Doorman.
In the British television film “The Other Boleyn Girl,” he also played King Henry VII.
He has appeared in a number of TV shows, including “Without a Trace,” “To the Ends of the Earth,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “The Riches.”
From 2008 to 2012, Harris played Dr. David Robert Jones in the American science fiction film “Fringe.”
In 2009, he rose to prominence after landing the lead role of Lana Pryce in the American period drama series “Mad Men.”
He received positive reviews for his performance in the series and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series for “Mad Men.”
In 2016, he played King George VI in the first season of the historical web-drama “The Crown.”
“From Inside,” “Lincoln,” “The Devil’s Violinist,” “The Silent Ones,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” are only a few of his TV appearances.
He starred as Dr. John Farber in the American drama film “Certain Women” in 2016.
Harris’ performance as Valery Legasov in the 2019 historical drama miniseries “Chernobyl” received favorable reviews.
For his performance in the miniseries, he was nominated for multiple awards.
He played Absalom Breakspear in the American fantasy web-drama series “Carnival Row” for eight episodes in 2019.
In the 2019 American historical fiction war film “Robert the Bruce,” he played the part of John Comyn.
In addition, he will be seen in the forthcoming American superhero film “Morbius” as Morbius’ mentor.
He is currently in the process of filming his role as Hari Seldon in the upcoming television series “Foundation.”
The series will be produced for Apple TV+ and is based on the same-named book series.
Achievements and Awards
Mad Men earned the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series.
The Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film will be presented in 2019. (Chernobyl)
Best Actor at the British Academy Television Awards in 2020 (Chernobyl)
Harris was also honored at the San Diego International Film Festival with the Cinema Vanguard Award.
He has been nominated for several awards, including three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.
Wife of Jared Harris
Jared Harris is a married man. He is currently married to his third wife, Allegra Riggio. Riggio is a lighting designer and TV host. The couple first met each other in 2009 at a comedy club through a mutual friend.
Then, they started dating each other and finally tied the knot on November 9, 2013, on the Lady Windridge yacht between the ocean. They have no children. However, the couple is living a happy life together in Los Angels.
Previously, he was married to his first wife, Jacqueline Goldenberg with whom he tied the knot in 1989 and later got divorced in the early 1990s. Then, he got married to his second wife, Emila Fox on July 16, 2005. Fox is an actress who is known for being the daughter of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. As per the reports of Daily Mail, their relationship began falling apart after Emily had a miscarriage which was followed by their divorce in June 2010.
Jared Harris Net Worth
Jared Harris has earned a good amount of money from his profession as an actor. Having started his career in 1989 with a role in the film “The Rachel Papers”, he has been able to reach great heights in his career. With his hard work, he has won the hearts of many people and won many awards. With acting as his main source of income, he has managed to amass a healthy net worth of $8 million. At present, he is living a luxurious lifestyle with his earnings.
Jared Harris Height
Jared Harris is a good looking man in his late 50s. He has a fair complexion with red hair and a pair of blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11 inches(1.82m) and has a bodyweight of 78kg. He has an average body build. His chest size is 42 inches and his bicep size is 13 inches.