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Biography #2 (for The Matrix Revolutions)A native of Chicago, Harry Lennix most recently completed filming on Barbershop 2. Lennix may also be seen in the upcoming films The Human Stain, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman, Chrystal, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Unchain My Heart, starring Jamie Foxx and Suspect Zero, starring Carrie-Anne Moss.
A recipient of many awards for acting, Lennix began performing while a seminarian of the Roman Catholic Church. He later served as a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for eight years. He is a member of artistic staff of The Goodman Theatre, and on the Board of Directors for Congo Square.
Lennix began his professional career while at Northwestern University (where he serves on the Board of Advisors). Thereafter he began working in many Chicago theaters. After moving to New York, he worked with Theater for a New Audience under the direction of Ms. Julie Taymor. With her, he later filmed Titus, for which he won The Golden Satellite Award from the International Press Academy.
Also with TFANA, he was part of the first American company to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company for a production of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline in 2001.