Harry has done a public speech at the Lyceum Theatre about the opportunities and approaches to acting and how to avoid setbacks.
Harry is the youngest and has two older brothers and one older sister.
Harry and David Schwimmer of Friends attended the same school.
Harry slight resemblence to Barack Obama helped him get the role of the president in the Little Britain USA.
His favorite foods are Italian and Japanese food. His favorite vacation spots are Cancun, Mexico and Australia.
Harry was once named Hollywood's Hardest Working Man by Ebony Magazine.
In the 2001 Chlotrudis Awards, Lennix was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Titus.
Harry directed the movie Fly Like Mercury (2008).
Harry resides in Los Angeles, California. (2008)
Harry was raised alone by his mother after his father died when he was two years old.
Harry enjoys reading and listening to music. He also swims and plays bowling.
In the university, Harry joined For Members Only, whose goal was to raise the social, political, and cultural awareness of the African-American community in Northwestern.
His film feature debut was in The Package, a movie shot in his native Chicago in 1989.
Harry's TV movie credits include In the Best Interest of the Children (1992), Vanishing Son II (1994), Vanishing Son IV (1994), Nothing But the Truth (1995), Friends 'Til the End (1997), Too Close to Home (1997), and Since You've Been Gone (1998).
Harry is 6' 4" (1.93 m) tall.
Harry's other theatrical credits include The Government Inspector (1985), Titus Andronicus (1994), and The Last Season (2001).
His father, Harry, was a machinist while his mother, Lillian, was a laundress.
Harry was part of the first American theatre group to be invited to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Harry appeared as Iachimo in the 2001 production of Cymbeline.
Harry's original career goal was to become a Dominican priest and he attended the Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary. As a young man, his ultimate dream was to become the first Black pope.
Harry J. Lennix: I am an utter goof. You should have seen me the other day, doing somersaults off the diving board for a bunch of kids. The only incentive I needed to keep doing them was for them to keep laughing.
Harry J. Lennix: My personal standard of the pursuit of quality work challenges me to be the best actor that I can be. I really couldn't be less interested in the fame or the fortune. I don't wish to be unknown, but I just like the work.
Harry J. Lennix: Some people see me as unapproachable. There is work that I have done that I would be proud for them to see, because once they see some of that work, they can know that I'm not just stern.
Harry J. Lennix: (on what made him want to act) It was something that I fell into at the beginning. Then learning of and studying the works of great actors made me pursue it. I love great work and make believe. It makes life more livable.
Harry J. Lennix: My ideal woman would have a life of her own, interests of her own. We would have common things of great interest like music and politics.
Harry J. Lennix: If there is something that I want people to know about me as an actor, it is that I will try just about anything as long as it does not demean the art, the craft or my legacy as a Black man.