My prescient parents named me after the theatre producer Jed Harris.
While studying dance at the School of American Ballet, I made my stage debut in George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center.
I trained as an actor at the Moscow Art Theatre School under the great Oleg Tabakov, where I became one of only two Americans to have performed on the main stage of the Moscow Art Theatre, with the Russian company.
I am a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York, where I won the Continental Rising Star Award, presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and I was an NFAA youngARTS award winner, along with my classmate Nicki Minaj. I also graduated from Princeton University where I was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize, Princeton's highest award for achievement in the arts.
I served as Artistic Director of Princeton Summer Theater, leading that company in two of the most successful seasons in its history and appearing in over a dozen roles.
I have worked with many prominent regional theatre companies including McCarter Theatre, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Theatre Company, American Stage, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and The Sundance Institute, as well as many New York theatre companies such as Prospect Theater Company, Studio Six, The Abingdon Theatre, The Drilling Company, The Brick, Milk Can Theatre, The Wild Project and The Cell, where I am a Resident Artist.