Steve Harrris - The Basics

Full name: Steve J. Harris

Date of Birth: November 25

Height: 6 ft.

College Nicknames: Busta and Smooth

Status: Never married

Residence: Los Angeles

Born: Chicago, IL

Parents: John and Mattie Harris

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"My mother is wonderful. My mother and father helped raise me. I give them credit for whatever the best part of me and then the rest, I did on my own." Steve Harris on The View 3/15/00

Education: Attended St. Joseph High School a private Catholic school located in Westchester, IL; received a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 1989 from Northern Illinois University; and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the  University of Delaware in 1992. If you're interested in details, contact our economics essay writer via the form at ask for further assistance.

Family Ties: Little brother Wood Harris aka Sherwin David Harris is the star of HBO's original series THE WIRE

Issues Close to Steve's Heart:  The fight against diabetes and issues dealing with youth; 2004 Celebrity Spokesperson for Big Brother Big Sister Organization of America

Awards & Nominations: Won the 1998 and 1999 Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series; received two (1999 and 2000) NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama; received two ( 2000 and 1999) Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series; won the 2004 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

 If he weren’t an actor, Steve would be: A professional football player 

 Favorite pigout food: His mom’s caramel cake.

In 2002 People Magazine chose Steve as one of their 50 Most Eligible Bachelors. Wanna know what Steve looks for in a woman? Continue reading:

The scoop: Harris, who plays lawyer Eugene Young on ABC's The Practice, grew up in Chicago dreaming of a pro football career. But when a senior-year injury ended those hopes, he turned to acting.

The ideal woman: "I like women who have flavor," says Harris. "I can't really define what that is, but I can smell it when she's got it." What he doesn't like, says Practice costar Kelli Williams, is scrawny women: "He gets on the skinny girls' cases around here and tells them to eat more."

What a catch: Costar Camryn Manheim, the single mother of 15-month-old Milo, says Harris worries that her son "won't get the things that a father figure brings to a family. He has taken it upon himself to teach Milo how to play sports and has man-to-man chats with him."

In his own words: "I would never go to a movie on a first date," says Harris "You spend two hours with someone you don't know in the dark, silent."



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