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Woody Harrelson

Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers (1982), which wound up being ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Wilson (post-production)
 2015 By Way of Helena (completed)
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 2013 Free Birds
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 2009/I 2012
Charlie Frost
 2008 Management
 2008 Semi-Pro
 2006 Free Jimmy
Roy Arnie (English version, voice)
 1999 Edtv
Ray Pekurny
 1994 I'll Do Anything
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 1991 Ted & Venus
Homeless Vietnam Veteran
 1991 L.A. Story
Harris' Boss (uncredited)
 1989 True Believer
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 1988 She's Having a Baby
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 1978 Harper Valley P.T.A.
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Other Works:

: Plays Robert in "On an Average Day" play by John Kolvenbach (Comedy Theater, London, England, UK). See more »

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1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 9 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I've found that every time you stand up for something and open your mouth, you alienate someone. I spent a lot of time wanting to become rich and famous, then when I got there, I found it was hollow. What is important to me is my connection with family and friends, and to nature, and to stand up for what I believe in. It really makes you feel good to follow through with your convictions. Granted,... See more »


His friends Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim 'Soni' Sonefeld of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish wrote the song "Woody" about him. The number can be found on the group's eponymous 2003 album. See more »


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