Jared Harris Biography

Jared Harris

Quick Facts Of Jared Harris

Celebrated Name Jared Harris
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Jare
Birth Name Jared Francis Harris
Birth Date 1961-08-24
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Hammersmith, London
Nationality British
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christianity
Famous For Famous as an English actor
Best Known For Known for his role of Lane Pryce in the American period television drama series "Mad Men".
Father Richard Harris
Mother Elizabeth Rees-Williams
Brothers Damian Harris and Jamie Harris
Siblings 2
School Ladycross School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Height Downside School
Wife Allegra Riggio
Married Date November 9, 2013
Net Worth $8 million
Chest Size 42 inches
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Blue
Bicep Size 13 inches
Weight 71 kg(178 lbs)
Body Build/Type Average

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 is Jared Harris famous for?

  • Famous as an English actor
  • Known for his role of Lane Pryce in the American period television drama series "Mad Men".

Jared Harris family

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Where is Jared Harris from?

Jared Harris was born on August 24, 1961, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom. His birth name is Jared Francis Harris. He holds a British nationality. He is Christian by religion. His ethnicity is White Caucasian. He is of English-Irish descent. Virgo is his zodiac sign.

He was born as the second son of Richard Harris(father) and Elizabeth Rees-Williams(mother). His father was an Irish actor who got recognition for his role of Frank Machin in the 1963 British Kitchen sink drama film "This Sporting Life and his mother is a Welsh actress who is best known for her appearance on the television series "Question Time".  He has two brothers. His elder brother, Damian Harris is a director while his younger brother, Jamie Harris is an actor best known for his role as The Hook-Handed Man in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. His parents got divorced in 1969.

Harris was raised in his hometown, Hammersmith. He did his schooling from a boarding school named "Ladycross School" along with his brothers. In an interview, he said, "the school we attended was very strict and we had to be very punctual".  Then, he attended Downside School located in South West England. Belonging from a family with an acting background, he had already decided to pursue an acting career from a young age. So, he went to the United States to study drama at Duke University and got graduated in 1984 with an MFA in drama.

After graduating, he returned to England and joined the Central School of Speech and Drama to train as an actor and got graduated in 1989. Then, he began appearing in theatre shows. He has acted in many theatre shows like "Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2", "Tis Pity She's a Whore", "Ecstasy", "King Lear", and "More Lies About Jerzy".

Jared Harris Career: Highlights

  • Jared Harris started his professional acting career in 1989 by appearing as Geoff in the British film "The Rachel Papers".
  • Then, he played the role of Will Robinson in the movie adaptation of the television series "Lost in Space".
  • He acted as Danny the Doorman in the 1992 British film "The Public Eye".
  • He also played the role of King Henry VII in the British television movie "The Other Boleyn Girl".
  • He has made his guest appearances in many TV series such as "Without a Trace", "To the Ends of the Earth", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", and "The Riches".
  • Harris portrayed the role of Dr. David Robert Jones in the American science fiction film "Fringe" from 2008-2012.
  • He got into prominence after he started playing the main role of Lana Pryce in the American period drama series "Mad Men" in 2009.
  • His role in the series earned him good reviews and also a Screen Actors Guild Awards in Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series "Mad Men".
  • He also appeared as King George VI in the 1st season of the historical web-drama series "The Crown" in 2016.
  • He has appeared in many TV movies like "From Within", "Lincoln", "The Devil's Violinist", "The Quiet Ones", "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E"
  • In 2016, he played the role of Dr. John Farber in the American drama film "Certain Women".
  • Harris also received good reviews for his role of Valery Legasov in the 2019 historical drama miniseries "Chernobyl".
  • He got nominated for many awards for his role in the miniseries.
  • In the year 2019, he appeared as Absalom Breakspear in the American fantasy web-drama series "Carnival Row" for 8 episodes.
  • He also portrayed the role of John Comyn in the 2019 Americal historical fiction war film "Robert the Bruce".
  • Besides, he will be seen playing the role of Morbius's mentor in the upcoming American superhero film "Morbius".
  • As of now, he is busy doing the shooting for his role as Hari Seldon in the upcoming television series "Foundation".
  • The series is based on the book series of the same name and will be produced for Apple TV+

Jared Harris awards

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Awards and Achievements

  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series (Mad Men
  • 2019 Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film (Chernobyl)
  • 2020 British Academy Television Awards for Best Actor(Chernobyl)
  • Harris has also received the Cinema Vanguard Award at the San Diego International Film Festival.
  • Besides winning this award, he also has been nominated for many awards like 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Critics' Choice Television Awards, and a Golden Globe Award

Jared Harris Emilia Fox

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Jared Harris Wife

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 Allegra Riggio

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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. 


Did You Know?

  • Jared's maternal grandfather was politician David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore
  • In an interview, he said" While in school, Damian was 'Harris Ma' for major. I was 'Harris Mi' for minor, and Jamie was 'Harris Minimus,' being the youngest and the smallest".
  • He is also the cousin of British actress Annabelle Wallis
  • His third wife, Riggio is nearly 14 years younger than him
  • He loves to eat fish finger sandwiches