Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris


1/8/1955, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Harriet Sansom Harris



Also Known As

Harriet Samson Harris, Harriet Sansom Harris, Harriet Sansom-Harris, Harriet Harris, Harriet Samsom Harris
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Harriet Sansom Harris was born on January 8, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. She got involved in acting as a youngster. At her age of seventeen, she was accepted at New York's famed Juilliard School. Upon graduation, Harris joined The Acting Company, a repertory group formed by…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Harriet received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play for Bella, Belle of Byelorussia in 1992, and she also received Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for Jeffrey in 1993.

    • As a child, Harriet wanted to be Governor of Texas, but later she decided that she wanted to be an actress.

    • Harriet received a Tony Award as Featured Actress for her role as Mrs. Meers in a Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002.

    • Sansom is her mother's maiden surname.

  • Quotes

    • Harriet: (about using her middle name) I have to use the middle name for movies and TV-for SAG, but I use Harriet Harris when I'm doing an Equity show, onstage.