David Harewood Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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David Harewood Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth December 8, 1965
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Kirsty Handy

David Harewood is an English actor who is best known for playing Director David Estes in the popular spy thriller TV series Homeland (2011–2012) and J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter as well as Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman in the superhero TV series Supergirl (2015–present). For his performances in Supergirl, he was nominated for a prestigious Saturn Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actor on Television’ in 2019. He is also well-recognized for his work in films such as The Merchant of Venice (2004), Separate Lies (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), and Tulip Fever (2017). For his contribution to film and drama, he was appointed a ‘Member of the Order of the British Empire’ (MBE) in 2012. In 2019, he was included in Powerlist, an annual list of the ‘100 Most Influential People’ of African or African Caribbean ancestry in the United Kingdom.

Born Name

David Harewood

Nick Name

David

David Harewood in an Instagram selfie from November 2019
David Harewood in an Instagram selfie from November 2019 (David Harewood / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Streatham, Lambeth, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

David had attended St. Benedict’s Junior School and the Washwood Heath Academy in Birmingham. When he was 18 years old, he had joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a drama school in London.

Occupation

Actor

David Harewood as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
David Harewood as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (David Harewood / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Romeo Cornelius (Lorry Driver)
  • Mother – Mayleen Cornelius (Caterer)
  • Siblings – Paul Harewood (Brother), Rodger Harewood (Brother), Sandra Harewood (Sister)

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

David has dated –

  1. Kirsty Handy (2013–Present) – David got married to his long-term girlfriend Kirsty Handy on February 26, 2013, in a ceremony in Saint James, Barbados. They have 2 daughters together named Maize and Raven.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of Barbadian descent.

David Harewood in an Instagram selfie from March 2020
David Harewood in an Instagram selfie from March 2020 (David Harewood / Instagram)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Prominent, pointy ears
David Harewood as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
David Harewood as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (David Harewood / Instagram)

David Harewood Facts

  1. David’s parents are both from the Caribbean island of Barbados. They had moved to England in the late 1950s and settled in Birmingham. In his youth, he used to work in a wine bar in Birmingham city center. Due to his long association with the city, he has been a staunch supporter of the soccer club Birmingham City F.C. 
  2. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, a London-based charity that works towards the development of youngsters by providing them a platform to nurture their talent in creative arts and theatre.
  3. In 1997, he became the first black actor to portray the iconic character of Othello at the National Theatre in London.
  4. In 2009, he portrayed Nelson Mandela in the BBC single drama, Mrs. Mandela. The same year, he also played Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop, a play that ran at Theatre503 in London.
  5. In 2013, he lent his voice to a video campaign for the British Lung Foundation which aimed at raising awareness against smoking in cars.
  6. David had featured in the 2018 Soccer Aid event, a British charity match that supports UNICEF UK, as a celebrity goalkeeper and saved 2 penalties during the penalty shootout to help his team win the match.

Featured Image by David Harewood / Instagram

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