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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameJared Francis Harris
Nickname Hot Buns
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jared Francis Harris was born in London, England. He is the son of Irish actor Richard Harris and Welsh actress Elizabeth Harris (Elizabeth Rees), and brother of Damian Harris and Jamie Harris. Despite his lineage, Jared showed little interest in becoming an actor, 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 attended Central School of Speech and Drama, along such future stars as Jason Isaacs and James Nesbitt. After graduation, Jared joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in Mark Rylance's Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, the Silent Woman and A Clockwork Orange. In 1989, he had 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 IV part 1, 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 success, Jared has gone on to many independent films, with a few titles being: Natural Born Killers (1994), Smoke (1995), Happiness (1998), 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) where he portrayed John Lennon.

He has also starred in blockbusters movies, including: The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Mr. Deeds (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Lincoln (2012).

And has created memorable characters on such popular TV shows as: The Riches (2007), Fringe (2008), Mad Men (2007).

Jared is married to Allegra Riggio, a well-known lighting designer and TV host.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Minerva Ashford

Spouse (2)

Allegra Riggio (9 November 2013 - present)
Emilia Fox (16 July 2005 - 2010) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Raspy voice

Trivia (13)

Cousin of Annabelle Wallis.
Former stepson of Rex Harrison and Ann Turkel.
Middle brother of director-actor Damian Harris and Jamie Harris.
At the age of thirteen, he appeared on his father Richard Harris's album of poetry and songs "I, in the membership of my days" together with his brothers Jamie Harris and Damian Harris.
Former son-in-law of Edward Fox and Joanna David.
His father, Richard Harris, and ex-wife's uncle, James Fox, appeared together in Patriot Games (1992).
Graduated from Duke University in 1984 with a BFA in Drama.
Spent a lot of time in the Bahamas as a child.
Ex-brother-in-law of Freddie Fox and Annabel Brooks.
(November 9, 2013) Married his girlfriend of 4 years Allegra Riggio following a 5-month-long engagement. Their relationship began in November 2009.
Not a relation of Ed Harris.
He is of Irish, Welsh, and English descent.

Personal Quotes (5)

I never lost an argument and my parents assumed I would be a lawyer. They cast me in that role.
I've auditioned for normal characters. But I never get cast.
There were a few times where I could have worked with my father (Richard Harris) at the beginning. One of them was in The Field (1990) - they couldn't find someone to play the son and they offered the part to me. But my father and I didn't think it was a good idea and looking back I think we made the right decision.
[on Daniel Day-Lewis' work ethic] His attention to detail and commitment is truly impressive, but people refer to it as being an imposition or intimidating. It isn't. Actors do that stuff all the time. He just likes to "stay in it", and he asks that you respect that, by not talking about bullshit.
[on his father] He enjoyed conflict and argument, in fact his mind was at its clearest when he was in an argument.

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