Where Are They Now? The Post-Finale Careers of "The Wire's" Cast

Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale)

Most Recent Projects: Dredd (2012), The Babymakers (2012), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Southland (2010)

The Prognosis
: A Chicago native who did his graduate work in acting at NYU, Wood Harris will forever be remembered as Avon Barksdale—especially if his career continues to move in its current direction. Alternating between short stints on network cop 'n murder shows and lesser parts in forgettable movies (The Babymakers-anybody still got their ticket stub from that one?), Harris hasn't found a juicy role. Perhaps the upcoming Sweetwater, a biopic about Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first African-American to play in the NBA, will change that. Unfortunately, the director Martin Guigui doesn't have much to indicate that it'll rise beyond cloying sentiment, but we can still hope.

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