Wood Harris is an American actor. He started his career in the mid-1990s, debuting in 1994’s Above the Rim. He next appeared in the films Celebrity and The Siege. In 2000, he portrayed Jimi Hendrix in the TV movie Hendrix. From 2002 to 2008, he gained mainstream recognition for his role as Avon Barksdale in HBO’s The Wire. He also garnered attention for his role as Julius Campbell in the sports film Remember the Titans. He went on to star in the films Paid in Full, Dirty, Southland Tales, The Heart Specialist, Not Easily Broken, Dough Boys, and Just Another Day. In the 2010s, he had recurring characters in the TV shows Southland and Justified. In 2017, he starred as Barry Fouray in the drama series The Breaks. As of 2018, he plays Damon Cross in Empire. He’s also best known for his role as Tony “Little Duke” Evers in the movies Creed and Creed II.