Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford is a well-known actor and film director from the United States. Harrison Ford rose to fame after playing the role in “Star Wars” trilogy and “Indiana Jones.”

Early Life

On the 13th of July, 1942, Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America. He believes in the Agnostic religion and holds American nationality. He is 80 years old as of 2022 and has a zodiac sign of Cancer. In addition, he belongs to mixed ethnicity of Irish-German descent.

His parents’ name is John William Ford (father) and Dorothy (mother). Professionally, his father is an advertising executive while his mother is a former radio actress. His mother was Jewish and his father was of Irish and German descent. Moreover, he grew up with a younger brother named Terence Ford.

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Caption: Harrison Ford’s childhood photo (Source: New York Post)


Talking about his academic career, he completed his schooling at Maine East High School in Park Ridge Illinois. Later, he enrolled at Ripon College in Wisconsin but later dropped out of the college. During his college year, he appeared as Mac the Knife in the musical play “The Threepenny Opera.”

Professional Career

Harrison Ford went to Los Angeles in the year 1964 to find job opportunities in radio voice-overs. In 1966, he made his film debut in a minor role as a bellboy in “Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round.” Moreover, George Lucas gave him his first major film role in his 1973 drama “American Graffiti,” but his career failed to progress much afterward. In addition, he worked for Francis Ford Coppola as both a carpenter and an actor with small roles in The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979).

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Caption: Harrison Ford in the movie, Star Wars (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

Again, he collaborated with Lucas in the 1977 movie “Star Wars” portraying the role of Han Solo. He came to fame after playing the role in the “Star Wars” movie. Again, the actor reprised the role in four sequels over the course of the next 42 years; “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), “Return of the Jedi” (1983), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015), “The Last Jedi” (2017), and “The Rise of Skywalker” (2019).

Moreover, this actor is also well-known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones in the titular film franchise, beginning with the action-adventure film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), and for playing other characters in different franchises, most notably Rick Deckard in the dystopian science fiction films “Blade Runner” (1982) and “Blade Runner 2049” (2017) and the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan in the spy thriller films “Patriot Games” (1992) and “Clear and Present Danger” (1994).

In addition, he began playing heroic roles in “Witness” (1985), “The Fugitive” (1993), “Air Force One” (1997), “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011), and “42” (2013). As well as, his morally complex roles in the films “American Graffiti” (1973), “The Conversation” (1974), “The Mosquito Coast” (1986), “Presumed Innocent” (1990), and “What Lies Beneath” (2000). Following, he also appeared in the romantic films “Heroes” (1977), “Working Girl” (1988), “Sabrina” (1995), “Six Days, Seven Nights” (1998), “Random Hearts” (1999), “Morning Glory” (2010), and “The Age of Adaline” (2015).

Recent project and licensed pilot

This American actor is set to be featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) portraying Thaddeus Ross, a role previously played by the late William Hurt. Currently, Ford is playing in the  Paramount+ western series “1923” (2022–present) and the Apple TV+ comedy series “Shrinking” (2023).

Besides being an actor, he is a licensed pilot who has often assisted the emergency services in rescue missions near his home in Wyoming. Similarly, the actor is a dedicated environmental activist, having served as the inaugural Vice Chair of Conservation International since 1991.


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Caption: Harrison Ford gets lifetime achievement award (Source: New York Daily News)

Working over seven For his decades in the entertainment industry, Ford has won 30 awards and 61 nominations over the course of. The actor has received several wins and nominations at the Saturn Awards, winning Best Actor for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

For his role in the 1985 thriller film “Witness,” he earned nominations for Best Actor at the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), and Golden Globe Awards.

Following, he earned three  Golden Globe nominations for the films “The Mosquito Coast” (1986), “The Fugitive” (1993), and “Sabrina” (1995). Moreover, the actor has been recognized with the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Honorary César, and an honorary award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Harrison Ford – Net Worth 2023

Working over seven decades in the acting field, and is best known for his role as Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film franchise. The American actor has an estimated net worth of $310 million and he is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

Relationship Status

Following his marital life, Harrison Ford has been married thrice to date. In 1964, he married Mary Marquardt. The couple has two kids whose names are Benjamin Ford and William Ford.

Later, the couple gets separated in 1979. Secondly, he married Mellissa Mathison in 1979 who is a screenwriter. With the marriage, the couple has a son Malcolm and a daughter Georgia. The couple’s marital relationship came to end in the year 2001.

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Caption: Harrison Ford with his wife, Calista Flockhart (Source: People.com)

Thirdly, he married Calista Flockhart who is an actress by profession on the 15th of June 2010.  They adopted a boy named Liam Ford. The family currently lives on an 800-acre (320-hectare; 3.2-square-kilometer) ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, on which he has lived since the 1980s and approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Harrison Ford posing for a photo (Source: GQ)

This American actor stands 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85m) and weighs around 81 kg (179 lbs). In addition, he has hazel eyes with salt and pepper hair color. His body measurement measures 42-35-14 inches and wears a shoe size of 11 US.

Harrison Ford – Social Media

Officially, this American actor is not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The actor likes to live a private life and doesn’t seem to share his personal information on social media platforms.