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FutureStarrUnpacking Wood Harris' Claims of NBA-Level Acting Skills on the Shooting Stars
An esteemed actor best known for his portrayal of drug kingpin Avon Barksdale on HBO's The Wire, Caleb McLaughlin has made his acting debut as LeBron James in Shooting Stars, an animated drama depicting his journey along with childhood friends Lil Dru, Willie, Sian and others towards leading their high school team to national victory. Co-starring Khalil Everage and Dermot Mulroney. How He Succeeded Wood Harris has established himself as an established actor over time through both film and television appearances. He first rose to fame playing Motaw in the basketball film Above the Rim (1994), earning critical acclaim with his performance of Julius "Big Ju" Campbell in Remember the Titans (199-2001) film series where he earned nominations for both NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor as well as Blockbuster Movie Awards Favorite Supporting Actor awards for this work. Later Dame Dash produced Paid In Full (2002; telling real story of three Harlem drug kingpins with Harris portrayal of Azie Faison). Currenty, Harris can be seen on HBO's critically-acclaimed hit drama The Wire for five successful and critically acclaimed seasons as drug dealer Avon Barksdale's right-hand man, with several other TV appearances such as Oz, NYPD Blue, Numb3rs, and House. Harris has long been recognized for his acting prowess, yet what truly sets him apart is his unique ability to engage audiences. Harris possesses an inborn ability to capture the essence of each character he portrays - whether that means playing around or being caring and protective of those close to him, Harris knows just how to keep us hooked! Harris channels his ability to captivate an audience on screen into Shooting Stars as Lil Dru, one of the Fab Four members and leader. Dru's passion for basketball and dedication to his friendships are crucial elements to their collective's success. Shooting Stars features a stellar cast including Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Florian Munteanu, Mila Davis-Kent and Phylicia Rashad - but Khalil Everage stands out as its true stand-out performer. When you rewind any hilarious moment from the film it will likely be because of one of Sian Everage's witty lines; his character Sian brings an infectious energy all of his co-stars can appreciate. Acting Tips Wood Harris' acting advice can be useful for anyone hoping to break into show business. Teachers and veteran actors may warn newcomers that show business can be risky; but believing in yourself and trusting yourself are the keys to ensuring your own success in show business. These tips will assist new actors as they navigate their way around it and create exciting opportunities. As a youngster, Harris wanted to play for the National Football League; however, an injury ended his dreams. Instead he turned to acting and began booking roles on TV and the big screen; his first being Tupac Shakur's basketball drama Above the Rim (filmed with Tupac Shakur himself starring), followed by several theatrical stage productions as well as Hendrix (filmed). Harris quickly rose through the ranks as an actor, appearing in several high-budget movies and TV shows. He made his acting debut in Paid in Full and later played rock musician Jimi Hendrix for Showtime television movie. Recently, his most noteworthy project has been Creed; an action film co-directed by Ryan Coogler that stars Michael B Jordan. Sherwin David "Woody" Harris began his acting career with basketball drama Above the Rim (1996) and then appeared in thriller The Siege (1998), but is best-known for playing Julius Campbell in Denzel Washington's 2000 Remember the Titans movie, Avon Barksdale from HBO crime drama series The Wire (1902-2008), and Jimi Hendrix himself in Showtime movie Hendrix (2000). Harris recently made headlines for his role as Tony "Little Duke" Evers in the latest Rocky installment, Creed. His role is significant alongside Michael B. Jordan and other members of the original cast, such as Jordon. Additionally, Harris will take a leading role in season 5 of Netflix sci-fi thriller Black Mirror. Characteristics Wood Harris has experienced steady success as an actor since beginning his career with small roles in several movies before being cast as Avon Barksdale on HBO's The Wire. That role catapulted him to stardom and led to numerous movies and TV series roles since. Additionally, Harris has worked with some of the top directors in Hollywood as well as being nominated for several acting awards for his efforts. Harris has found great success as an actor, yet remains rather reserved in his personal life. He prefers keeping it low key and focusing solely on acting. Yet despite keeping to himself personally and professionally, he maintains strong ties to his spiritual beliefs - credits spirituality with helping keep focus and consistency throughout his career. Harris is known for appearing in some of the most beloved television shows and movies ever. He earned widespread acclaim with his breakout role on HBO's The Wire as drug kingpin Howard Riggs; for which he received multiple nominations and awards. Furthermore, Harris has appeared in countless critically-acclaimed movies and TV shows over time. Harris has also appeared in movies such as Ant-Man and Blade Runner 2049. Furthermore, he plays an ongoing part on Empire. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson-produced series follows Demetrius and Terry Flenory of Detroit as they rise through their career to become mob kingpins during the 1980s. Harris serves as an OG mentor who helps connect them to police officials for information. Critics have been highly complimentary of Harris' portrayal as the OG mentor in Starz's series. Fans of both basketball and cinema should make time to watch this compelling series with Marquis "Mookie" Cook as young LeBron James, Caleb McLaughlin as Lil' Dru Joyce III, Natalie Paul as Romeo Travis, Khalil Everage as Sian Cotton Sterling "Scoot" Henderson and Dermot Mulroney also appearing. It will premiere Sept. 26 on Starz. Emotions Wood Harris is well known in Hollywood for playing tough roles. He played drug kingpin Avon Barksdale on HBO's The Wire and high school football player Julius Campbell from Remember the Titans 2000. Additionally, Harris has made appearances on Oz, NYPD Blue, Cosby Numb3rs House as a guest star as well as off-Broadway theatrical productions. Harris has also appeared in multiple movies, such as Pay in Full and Committed. Harris stands out with his distinct acting style that successfully conveys emotions of his characters; his strong voice allows for clear delivery of lines - something which has made him popular both with audiences and critics. Harris is one of those rare actors who can excel at even small roles, from supporting roles in blockbusters to leading roles in independent movies. As an experienced performer who can do everything from comedy to drama. Harris has not neglected his roots despite his success as an actor; he remains deeply engaged in community service and charitable endeavors, mentoring young actors to remain grounded and focused. Harris was educated at Philadelphia High School for the Performing Arts and has long advocated for education as part of his professional life. He frequently stressed its significance for all children regardless of economic standing. Many may not suspect Harris to be extremely sensitive; this is likely because he typically keeps his feelings and emotions hidden until needed. Harris is also extremely protective over those closest to him. As such, it was easy for him to play a coach who cares for and protects his students from outside influence. Additionally, he is extremely supportive of his peers, which made working with director Michael B. Jordan on the third Creed film so exciting for him.