Woody Harrelson

Birthday:

07/23/1961

Place of birth:

Midland, Texas, USA:

Biography:

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he 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). More recently, Harrelson was 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. In 2016, he had a stand-out role as a wise teacher in the teen drama The Edge of Seventeen (2016). Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and later married his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.



Credits

Midway (2019)
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
Tallahassee
The Highwaymen (2019)
Manny Gault
Venom (2018)
Carnage / Cletus Kasady
Shock and Awe (2018)
Jonathan Landay
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Tobias Beckett
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Bill Willoughby
LBJ (2017)
Lyndon B. Johnson
The Glass Castle (2017)
Rex Walls
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
The Colonel
Wilson (2017)
Wilson
Lost in London (2017)
Woody Harrelson
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Mr. Bruner
The Duel (2016)
Abraham Brant
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Merritt McKinney
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows (2016)
Triple 9 (2016)
Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Haymitch Abernathy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Haymitch Abernathy
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Harlan DeGroat
David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013)
Himself
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Haymitch Abernathy
Free Birds (2013)
Jake (voice)
Now You See Me (2013)
Merritt McKinney
Miloš Forman - What Doesn't Kill You… (2013)
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)
Himself
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Charlie Costello
The Hunger Games (2012)
Haymitch Abernathy
Game Change (2012)
Steve Schmidt
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011)
Himself
Rampart (2011)
Dave Brown
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Tommy Bollinger
The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique (2011)
Himself
Ethos (2011)
Host
Bunraku (2010)
The Bartender
The Messenger (2009)
Tony Stone
2012 (2009)
Charlie Frost
Zombieland (2009)
Tallahassee
Defendor (2009)
Arthur Poppington / Defendor
Management (2009)
Jango
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days (2009)
Himself
Seven Pounds (2008)
Ezra Turner
Surfer, Dude (2008)
Jack
Hempsters: Plant the Seed (2008)
Himself
Sleepwalking (2008)
Randall
No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes (2008)
Himself
Semi-Pro (2008)
Monix
Transsiberian (2008)
Roy
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Carson Wells
Raw for Life (2007)
Himself
Battle in Seattle (2007)
Dale
The Grand (2007)
One Eyed Jack Faro
The Walker (2007)
Carter Page III
Nanking (2007)
Bob Wilson
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Dusty
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Ernie Luckman
Free Jimmy (2006)
Roy Arnie (voice)
The Outsider (2005)
Himself
The Big White (2005)
Raymond Barnell
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Kelly Ryan
North Country (2005)
Bill White
After the Sunset (2004)
Stan Lloyd
She Hate Me (2004)
Leland Powell
Scorched (2003)
Jason 'Woods' Valley
Anger Management (2003)
Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
Go Further (2003)
Himself
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" (2003)
Taxi Driver
Play It to the Bone (1999)
Vince Boudreau
Grass (1999)
Narrator
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Woody Harrelson
Edtv (1999)
Ray Pekurny
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Big Boy Matson
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Sgt. William Keck
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
Woody Harrelson
Palmetto (1998)
Harry Barber
Wag the Dog (1997)
Sergeant William Schumann
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Flynn
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Larry Flynt
Kingpin (1996)
Roy Munson
The Sunchaser (1996)
Dr. Michael Reynolds
Money Train (1995)
Charlie
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Mickey Knox
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Pepper Lewis
I'll Do Anything (1994)
Ground Zero Hero
Indecent Proposal (1993)
David Murphy
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
Billy Hoyle
Ted and Venus (1991)
Homeless Vietnam Veteran
Doc Hollywood (1991)
Hank Gordon
L.A. Story (1991)
Harris' Boss
Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme (1990)
Lou the Lamb
Cool Blue (1990)
Dustin
True Believer (1989)
Man in Dodd's office
Killer Instinct (1988)
Charlie Long
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)
Woody Boyd
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Himself (uncredited)
Bay Coven (1987)
Slater
Wildcats (1986)
Krushinski
Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)
Extra (uncredited)
The Highwaymen (2019)
Producer
Lost in London (2017)
Director
Lost in London (2017)
Producer
Lost in London (2017)
Writer