For many of us, Steve Harris left a huge impact when he starred in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman. His role as the cheating callous husband will forever be remembered. Harris has also starred in several other films and is a six-time nominee for the NAACP Image Award for his work on The Practice.
Here are some other inspiring facts about actor Steve Harris.
1. He was born on December 3, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, as the son of Mattie, a housewife, and John Harris, a bus driver.
2. He attended St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a private school known for developing star athletes. Harris was originally a running back and ultimately played as a linebacker for Northern Illinois University, where he studied drama. His athletic career was cut short due to a torn ligament in his ankle.
3. Harris completed his studies in 1992, earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Theater from the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.
4. He has done voice work for the animated television show The Batman as Ethan Bennett.
5. Harris has also appeared on Law & Order and had a role in the pilot of Homicide: Life on the Street.
6. In 2006, he appeared in the TV series Heist and also appeared in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and several episodes of New York Undercover. He played Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice, and Detective Isaiah “Bird” Freeman on the NBC drama Awake.
7. Harris has starred in several movies, including Quarantine, Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Bringing Down The House, The Rock, The Mod Squad, Takers, and Minority Report.
8. Harris is the brother of actor Wood Harris.