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Desmond Harrington

Desmond Harrington

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Desmond Harrington grew up in the Bronx, New York.

After graduating from high school, Harrington spent a short time in college before realizing he needed some time off from academia. His dream was to become an actor, and in order to finance his ambition, he worked as a landscaper and laborer for a construction company, and as a bartender at night. He studied acting in Manhattan under John Strassberg.

Harrington made his screen debut in Luc Besson's epic drama The Messenger, starring Mila Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway and John Malkovich. It was the first film for which he had ever auditioned. He then starred with Ben Affleck and Giovanni Ribisi in Boiler Room.

Harrington starred in the independent film MassHoles, and in Christine Lahti's feature film directorial debut, My First Mister, opposite Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski. He was recently seen in Riding in Cars with Boys, opposite Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert and Brittany Murphy for director Penny Marshall, and in Ghostship, with Gabriel Byrne.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Desmond Harrington Facts

BirthdayOctober 19, 1976 (46)
BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Desmond Harrington compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Not Since You
We Were Soldiers
The Hole
Ghost Ship
Wrong Turn
The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
Wrong Turn 1-5 Blu-ray
Love Object
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