Harrison Ford

American actor

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American movie actor and producer. He is famous for his roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie series and the title character of the Indiana Jones movie series. He won an Saturn Award in 1981 and an Bambie Award in 1997. He has recently starred in Cowboys and Aliens and in 42.

Harrison Ford
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Ford in July 2017
Born (1942-07-13) July 13, 1942 (age 80)
EducationMaine East High School
Alma materRipon College
Years active1966–present
Known forHan Solo in the Star Wars trilogy,
Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones movie series,
James Marshall in Air Force One,
Dr. Richard David Kimble in The Fugitive
Political partyDemocrat
Spouse(s)Mary Marquardt
(1964–1979; divorced)
Melissa Mathison
(1983–2004; divorced)
Calista Flockhart (2010–present)
ChildrenWith Marquardt:
Benjamin Ford,
Willard Ford,
With Mathison:
Malcolm Ford,
Georgia Ford
AwardsSaturn Award (1987),
Bambie Award (1997)

Early lifeEdit

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.. His family has Irish, German, Russian and Jewish ancestry.[1] Ford has described himself as "Jewish as an actor, Irish as a person."[2] He studied at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois and at Ripon College in Wisconsin.


Before he became successful as an actor, he worked as a carpenter during the 1970s.[3] He is one of the most successful actors in the world. During his early years, he used the name 'Harrison J. Ford' to stop the confusion between him and silent movie actor Harrison Ford.[4][5] His movies have made a worldwide profit of US$5.65 billion. He is most known for his roles as Han Solo from Star Wars and as Indiana Jones in all four Indiana Jones movies. Since then he formed a career relationship with both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

Personal lifeEdit

Ford was married to Mary Marquardt from 1964 until they divorced in 1979. Then he was married to Melissa Mathison from 1983 until they divorced in 2004. Then he was married to Calista Flockhart since 2010. He has two sons, Benjamin and Willard with Marquardt and a son, Malcolm and a daughter, Georgia with Mathison. Ford now lives in Los Angeles, California.



  1. "Harrison Ford". Digital Hit Entertainment. Retrieved March 30, 2011.
  2. Kalnitz, Max. "15 celebrities you might not know are Jewish". Insider. Retrieved February 20, 2023.
  3. "This Picture of a Young Harrison Ford May Be Too Much for You to Handle". Time.com. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  4. "Birthday special: 10 interesting facts about Harrison Ford". MSN. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  5. Roberts, Paul. Style Icons Vol 2 - Hunks. Fashion Industry Broadcast. p. 189.

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