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Harrison Ford Biography, Net Worth, Education, Career, Family

Harrison Ford is an American actor who has achieved tremendous success in his acting career over the years. He is best known for his iconic roles as Indiana Jones and as Han Solo. Harry, as his close friends and loved ones nickname him, is the subject of this article as we explore his biography highlighting his career, educational background, personal life, and net worth as of 2021.

Harrison Ford Age and Place of Birth

He was born on 13th July 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to his parents Dorothy Nidelman who worked as a radio actress, and his father Ford Christopher who was an advertising executive after a career in acting.

Harrison Ford Education Background

Harrison had a difficult time in school over his academic years. He attended Maine Township High School East and then to Ripon College. It is reported that over his schooling years, he did not get a grade above a C average. He did not participate in extracurricular activities such as sports and club activities.

Harrison Ford Career Journey

He deferred from college and gave acting a shot. This went on to land him a contractual agreement with Columbia and then Universal. Some of the films he featured in were Ironside and The Virginian. This career path was not going well for him and he felt disheartened as he was consistently playing secondary roles. 

He called it quits and went into professional carpentry, a skill that he perfected over the years. He spent four years in Carpentry before he went back into acting. Success in the industry did not come on a silver platter nor overnight. It was only after four years of his return that he had a big break when he was cast on Star Wars playing Han Solo. Four, seeming to be his magic number, he spent another four years before his Indiana Jones role in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark came by. 

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After the next four years, Harrison Ford received a Golden Globe nomination for his John Book character in the 1985 film Witness. The same role also bagged him an Academy Award. Some of the other films Harry has been featured on or starred in are Patriot Games, The Fugitive (brought along a Golden Globe nomination), Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, A Time for Killing, American Graffiti, Witness, Patriot Games, Airforce One, The Devil’s Own, What Lies Beneath, and Firewall. 

Attaining such tremendous career achievements, Harrison Ford has proven that academics are not the only key to success.

Harrison Ford Personal Life

The actor has been married thrice over his lifetime and had four biological children and one adopted child. His first wife was Mary Marquardt to whom he was married between 1964 and 1979 ending their marriage with two children. His second wife was Melissa Mathison whom he was with between 1963 and 2004 divorcing with two children. Harrison Ford’s third and present wife is Calista Flockhart whom he married in 2010 with the two raising one child together.

Harrison Ford Net Worth and Property

The actor is worth approximately $230 million as of 2021. He has a knack for aviation and is a private pilot after he began training in the 1960s until the fees became too much for him. He bought a second-hand Gulfstream II which one of his pilots used to train him and soon he was flying by himself. Harrison Ford has used his helicopter to provide emergency services on several occasions. One such instance was when twenty-year-old Sarah George was hiking Table Mountain near his ranch before she was overwhelmed by extreme dehydration.  Ford used his helicopter to rescue her from the mountain. 

He also owns an 800-acre ranch in Wyoming out of which around 400 acres have been dedicated to serving as a nature reserve. 

He is an environmentalist whose work for the environment has been honored by having a butterfly species named after his daughter Georgia. Ford’s favorite movie is The Mosquito Coast and his favorite record is Rondat Patrick’s On The Edge.

Real Name Harrison Ford
Age 79 (As of 2021)
Nationality  American
Education Level College
Place of Birth Illinois
Birth Sign Cancer
Year of Birth 1942
Religion  Christianity
Spouse  Calista Flockhart
Children  Ford Willard, Ben Ford, Malcolm Ford, Georgia Ford, and Liam Flockhart
Profession/Career Actor
Net Worth $230 million

 

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