Sherwin David Harris, better known as Wood Harris, has an estimated net worth of $2 million. The American actor's net worth rocketed after snapping up his first major role in the basketball film, Above the Rim (1994). Harris was born and raised in Illinois, alongside his older brother, actor Steve Harris. He attended Northern Illinois University, where he graduated with a BA in theatre Arts. Harris went on to New York University and obtained a Master of Arts. It was at this time Harris was heading to a promising acting career. Whilst at New York University, Harris was given the opportunity to star opposite Tupac Shakur in the basketball film, Above the Rim (1994). Since then, he appeared in several off-Broadway productions. Towards to end of the nineties, Harris appeared in a string of blockbusters including As Good As it Gets (1998), starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt and Wood Allen's 1998 comedy film, Celebrity.
The way is up for the young actor, as Harris was awarded the New York Film Festival's 1st Run Best Actor Award for his performance in the Morning Prep. The thirty-minute film was directed by basketball player/budding film maker Malcolm Lee. By the year 2000, the role kept rolling in: Harris took the lead role in the 2000 film Hendrix, portraying the legendary guitarist. In the same year, Harris starred in Remember the Titans, where he received two nominations: NAACP Image Award and Blockbuster Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor In a Motion Picture. In 2002, Harris starred in Damon Dash's film, Paid in Full. Now a well-season actor, Harris was also a regular on the small screen. In 2005, he portrayed a drug dealer in HBO's drama, The Wire. He also made guest appearances in TV dramas, including Numbers, House and more recently Hawaii Five-0. Besides appearing on the small screen, Harris has not neglected the movie roles. In 2009, was to star in Sweetwater, where he portrayed Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first NBA black player. In the year, Harris also starred in Just Another Day, portraying an up-and-coming rapper called A-maze.