Harry Lennix Dollhouse Biography

Harry Lennix Dollhouse




Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television and stage actor who is familiar to FOX audiences for his role as “Walid Al-Rezani” on the last season of 24, as well as his role as “Jim Gardner” on the Golden Globe-nominated drama “Commander in Chief.” 

Lennix’s other critically acclaimed and highly successful 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 much critical acclaim and a Golden Satellite Award as “Aaron” in Julie Taymor’s “Titus,” bringing new life to the toxic literary villain. Lennix has worked with myriad 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.”  Lennix recently completed production on “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 as the legendary “Adam Clayton Powell Jr.” 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.”

Lennix has directed and appeared in stage productions across the country including the Northlight Theater 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 Theater Company.

As a stage actor, Lennix was the first distinguished recipient of an Ollie Award for his portrayal of “Malcolm X” at the Goodman Theater 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.