Harry Joseph Lennix--born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 16, 1964, to Lillian and Harry Lennix--was not always certain he wanted to be an actor. Always an A student, he decided to act in his high school's play while he waited for the baseball season to begin. From this bloomed a veritable bevy of movies and guest-starring roles in many popular television shows such as "ER" (1994), "Diagnosis Murder" (1993), "Century City" (2004), and most recently, "House M.D." (2004). Lennix attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was recognized in "Who's Who Among American College Students." He majored in Acting and Direction at Northwestern and upon graduation stayed teaching in Chicago for a bit, before moving to New York, and from there to Los Angeles, California.
Harry has two older brothers and an older sister, and often returns to Chicago to visit his remaining family there. He currently resides in Los Angeles and has recently finished work on several movies. He will be participating in the play "Permanent Collection," in Los Angeles, in which he acted in Chicago, in March of 2005.