|Date of Birth||23 July 1961 , Midland, Texas, USA|
|Birth Name||Woodrow Tracy Harrelson|
|Height||5' 9½" (1.77 m)|
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Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas. 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 one of the most-popular TV shows ever and also earned Harrelson an Emmy for his performance in 1989.
While he dabbled in film during his time on Cheers (1982), that area of his career didn't fully take off until towards the end of the show's run. In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role, and he followed that up with White Men Can't Jump (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). Recently, Harrelson has been seen in No Country for Old Men (2007), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), and Friends with Benefits (2011), along with the acclaimed HBO movie Game Change (2012).
In 2011, Harrelson snagged the coveted role of fan-favorite drunk Haymitch Abernathy in the big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games (2012), which ended up being one of the highest-grossing movies ever at the domestic box office. Harrelson is set to reprise that role for the sequels, which are scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014 and 2015. Harrelson has received two Academy Award nominations, first for his role as controversial Hustler founder Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and then for a role in The Messenger (2009). He also received Golden Globe nominations for both of these parts.
Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and later married his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Woody Harrelson grew up in Lebanon, Ohio. He received degrees in theatre arts and English from Hanover College, Indiana. His career began in New York theatre as an understudy in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues". Within months, he was cast as Woody on the hit TV series, Cheers (1982). Due to conflicts with his TV schedule, Harrelson found it difficult to cross-over to films. His first appearance was in Wildcats (1986) with Goldie Hawn. His next movie, Cool Blue (1990), was releases directly to video. He followed with two cameos, which went uncredited. Meanwhile, he continued to be active in theatre in L.A.: "Zoo Story", "2 on 2" (his own basketball drama), "Brooklyn Laundry" (with Glenn Close and Laura Dern). In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role. The following year, White Men Can't Jump (1992), with Wesley Snipes established him as a box-office draw. He followed immediatly with two hits, Indecent Proposal (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). Harrelson lives with his former assistant, Laura Louie, and their 3 daughters.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anne-Marie Cowsill
Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas and spent his teen years in Lebanon, Ohio. He attended Hanover College in Indiana, majoring in theater arts and English. He never graduated but was later given honorary degrees. After dropping out he moved to New York to pursue an acting career. His first job was as an understudy in "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway, followed by a role in his first feature film, Wildcats (1986), starring Goldie Hawn.
Additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of "The Boys Next Door". In Los Angeles in 1989, he wrote, produced and acted in his original one-act production, "2 on 2", and produced and performed in Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story".
Cheers (1982) marked his television debut, for which he was honored with the 1989-90 Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy series.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
|Laura Louie||(28 December 2008 - present) (3 children)|
|Nancy Simon||(29 June 1985 - 20 January 1986) (divorced)|
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|Money Train (1995)||$5,500,000|