Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (59) is an American actor and write and director. He was born in Midland, Texas on 23rd July 1961 to Diane Lou Oswald who was a secretary and Charles Voyde Harrelson who was a convicted hitman. His father was sentenced to life for killing a Federal judge in 1979 and died in 2007 while in prison serving his sentence.
Woody Harrelson Bio: Early Lfe, Parents, Education Details
Harrelson has two brothers, Brett and Jordan Harrelson. He moved to Ohio in 1973, and attended Lebanon High School, from which he graduated in 1979. As a child he initially was deemed dyslexic, hyperactive, also psychologically disturbed, but Harrelson obtained a Presbyterian scholarship to study theatre arts and English at Indiana’s Hanover College received a BFA in Theatre and English graduating in 1983.
Woody Harrelson Career Details
Harrelson is most widely known for and became famous for his role of Woody Boyd in the sitcom “Cheers”. The role won him a Primetime Emmy Award, apart from being nominated 5 times for the role. He joined the show in 1985 and remained till the show wound up in 1993. He also starred in the spinoff series “Frasier”. He has also starred in guest role in “Will and Grace”. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Marty Hart in the first season of the HBO crime anthology series “True Detective”
Harrelson also had a steady slew of roles in films. His first movie was the 1986 comedy “Wildcats”. He went on to star in other comedies like “Cool Blue” and “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992). In 1993 he starred in hit “Indecent Proposal”. He also played an important role in “Natural Born Killers”. In 1996 he starred in the titular role in the film “The People vs. Larry Flynt” which won him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The movie turned him to playing more serious roles. He continued to appear in several films till 1999, when he took a self-imposed break. He only resumed acting in 2003, in the comedy “Anger Management”. He then went on to act in several critically and commercially acclaimed movies like: “The Messenger” (2009), in No Country for Old Men (2007), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), and Friends with Benefits (2011), The Hunger Games Series (2012-2015) Game Change (2012), The Edge of Seventeen (2016), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
Woody Harrelson Awards And Nominations
He has received three Academy Award nominations: Best Actor for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Best Supporting Actor for The Messenger (2009) and for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).
In 1999, he directed his own play “Furthest from the Sun”, which performed at the Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis. He also went on to act in other plays like The Rainmaker (2000), The Late Henry Moss (2001), Night of the Iguana (2005-2006) and many others.
Woody Harrelson Dating History And Marriage Details
Harrelson has dated Carol Kane, Ally Sheedy and Moon Unit Zappa. He has been married twice. He married Nancy Simon, daughter if playwright Neil Simon in 1985, in Tijuana, Mexico. Both claim that it was supposed to be a joke and they intended to divorce the following day, but remained married for 10 months, before finally divorcing.
Harrelson met and started dating his then assistant Laura Louie in 1987, and married Louie in 2008. Laura is a businesswoman and cofounded an organic food service. The couple have three daughters, Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006). They live in Hana, Maui in Hawaii. He is neighbours with Willie Nelson.
Woody Harrelson Hobbies
Harrelson is a fan of chess and has been trained in Jiu jitsu.
Harrelson has had his share of run-ins with the law being arrested several times, for charges varying from disorderly conduct to cultivation of marijuana and physical assaults.
Harrelson is an enthusiast and supporter of the legalization of marijuana and hemp. He is a vegan, an environmentalist and an activist, frequently participating and supporting environmental and humanitarian causes.
Woody Harrelson Body Measurements
Harrelson had blond hair and piercingly blue eyes. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, and distant Dutch and Welsh.
His height is 5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm) and weight is 83 kg (183 lbs).
Woody Harrelson Net Worth
He has a net worth of 65 Million USD. He owns mansions in Hawaii, Beverly Hills and Mulholland Drive.
Woody Harrelson Cars And House
Being an environmentalist, he drives VW Beetle Biodiesel, and cycles to get around in Hana in Maui.