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Harry Lennix

Full / Real Name: Harry Joseph Lennix, III
Born: 16 November 1964 (59 years old)
Gender: Male

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Harry Lennix (sometimes credited as Harry J. Lennix) is an American actor best known for his starring role as Boyd Langton in the science fiction television series Dollhouse, from 2009-2010.

He is familiar for his role as Walid Al-Rezani on 24, as well as his role on the Golden Globe-nominated drama Commander in Chief. He also had a role in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series.

Lennix's other projects include the Academy Award-winning film Ray, for which he received a SAG Award nomination, as well as The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions.

Lennix received critical acclaim and a Golden Satellite Award as Aaron in Julie Taymor's Titus, bringing new life to the toxic literary villain.

He has worked with accomplished actors and directors, including Spike Lee in Get On The Bus, Robert Townsend in The Five Heartbeats, Ben Kingsley in Suspect Zero, Billy Bob Thornton in Chrystal and Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain.

His other film credits include Across The Universe, Resurrecting The Champ, Stomp The Yard, Barbershop 2 and Love and Basketball. He also appeared in the drama State of Play opposite Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck.

In addition to his distinguished film career, Lennix made his mark on the small screen with his role in the cable telefilm Keep The Faith Baby for which he won a Black Reel Award and was nominated for both an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Satellite Award.

Lennix's additional television credits include recurring roles on ER and Diagnosis Murder.

He also has a starring role as FBI head Harry Cooper, the Assistant Director of Counterterrorism for the FBI who heads the Blacklist operation, in the crime drama television series The Blacklist.

Lennix has directed and appeared in stage productions across the country including the Northlight Theatre Company's production of Permanent Collection.

He directed the stage version of Townsend's The Five Heartbeats, which received three NAACP Theater Award nominations, in addition to The Glass Menagerie for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

As a stage actor, Lennix was the first distinguished recipient of an Ollie Award for his portrayal of Malcolm X at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He earned two Joseph Jefferson Citations for his roles in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Caught in the Act, and starred as King Hedley II at the Mark Taper Forum.

In 2001, he was part of the first American troupe to be invited to participate in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Cymbeline.

Lennix resides in Los Angeles.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Walid Al-Rezani

Ballard

Frank Sacher

Jim Gardner

Agent Ron Wagner

Agent Ron Wagner

Boyd Langton

Boyd Langton

Tim Dupre

Dr. Greg Fischer

Earl

John Henry Giles

Agent John Nichols

Mr. Newman

Agent Bossy

The American President

Clayton Simmons

Himself

Harold Cooper

Harold Cooper

Harold Cooper

Harold Cooper

Rutledge

Atty. For Dr. Cloves

Asst. Attorney General Parker

Gary Bloom


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