Harry Lennix filmography and biography
Date of birth: 16 November 1964, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Harry Lennix biography
Harry Joseph Lennix--born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 16, 1964, to
Lillian and Harry Lennix--was not always certain he wanted to be an
actor. Always an A student, he decided to act in his high school's play
while he waited for the baseball season to begin. From this bloomed a
veritable bevy of movies and guest-starring roles in many popular
television shows such as ER,
Diagnosis Murder, Century City, and
most recently, House M.D.. Lennix attended Northwestern
University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was recognized in "Who's Who
Among American College Students." He majored in Acting and Direction at
Northwestern and upon graduation stayed teaching in Chicago for a bit,
before moving to New York, and from there to Los Angeles, California.
Harry has two older brothers and an older sister, and often returns to Chicago to visit his remaining family there. He currently resides in Los Angeles and has recently finished work on several movies. He will be participating in the play "Permanent Collection," in Los Angeles, in which he acted in Chicago, in March of 2005.
Harry Lennix trivia
- Taught in the Chicago public schools system.
- His first movie was 'The Package (1989)', starring Gene Hackman and directed by Andrew Davis (I). It was filmed in Lennix's home town of Chicago, where Davis (also a Chicago native) films most of his movies.
- He went to school with David Schwimmer (I) of "Friends".
- He is the youngest of four children.
- He was awarded the 1988 Joseph Jefferson (I) Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical or Revue for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the Pegasus Players Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- He was awarded the 1989 Joseph Jefferson (I) Award Citation for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Caught in the Act" at the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- He was awarded the 1997 Joseph Jefferson (I) Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- He graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
- Son of the late Harry Joseph Lennix II and Lillian C. Lennix of Chicago, Illinois.
- Had an uncredited role as a heckler of Esai Morales character in Bad Boys (1983).