Harry Lennix


This three-case exhibition explored the life and work of actor, producer, and director Harry Lennix.

A native of Chicago, Harry Lennix attended Northwestern University, where he majored in acting and directing and was awarded The Sandra Singer Scholarship for talented theater students. After graduation, Lennix performed in prominent Chicago theaters. Including the Goodman and Steppenwolf, while teaching in the city's public school systems.

He would continue his theater work, winning a Obie Award for his portrayal of Malcolm X in The Meeting and starring in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, which would get adapted to film in 1999. Lennix would continue his film success in such films as Ray, The Matrix: Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions, Barbershop 2, Love and Basketball, State of Play, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He would also star in a number of television hits, such as Diagnosis Murder, 24, Dollhouse, and Commander-in-Chief. Lennix is currently starring Lennix as Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division Harold Cooper in the NBC crime thriller The Blacklist.

This exhibition is no longer on display

Harry Lennix