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Actor Harrison Ford discusses the 2017 movie Blade Runner 2049 | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

A graduate of Wisconsin’s Ripon College, Harrison Ford studied philosophy and then turned to carpentry when he wasn’t landing the roles he hoped for in LA. The Chicago native landed an audition with George Lucas a few years later, earning a role in American Graffiti. After appearing in several movies, Ford earned his iconic role of Han Solo, and a star was officially born.

The rest of the Star Wars franchise as well as the Indiana Jones trilogy launched him into superstardom. As of 2020, Ford is the seventh highest-grossing domestic box office actor of all time, with his films earning more than $5.4 billion in the U.S.

  • Full name: Harrison Ford
  • Age: 79 years old (Born on July 13, 1942)
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Spouse: Mary Marquardt (m. 1964; div. 1979), Melissa Mathison (m. 1983; div. 2004), Calista Flockhart (m. 2010)
  • Children: Ben Ford (b. 1967), Willard Ford (b. 1969), Malcolm Ford (b. 1987), Georgia Ford (b. 1990), and Liam Flockhart (b. 2001)
  • Hometown: Chicago (born)
  • Net worth: estimated $300 million

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