Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Jul. 23rd, 1961
Born in
Midland, Texas, USA
5' 10

Woody Harrelson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
True Detective TV Show
True Detective
Cheers TV Show
The Emmy Awards TV Show
The Emmy Awards
The Directors TV Show
The Directors

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
2013 - Now You See Me
2013 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
2013 - Free Birds
2013 - How to Make Money Selling Drugs
2013 - Out of the Furnace
2012 - Seven Psychopaths
2012 - The Hunger Games
2011 - Friends With Benefits
2011 - Ethos
2010 - Defendor
2010 - Defendor
2009 - 2012
2009 - Zombieland
2008 - Hempsters: Plant the Seed
2008 - Transsiberian
2008 - Semi-Pro
2008 - Sleepwalking
2008 - Seven Pounds
2008 - Surfer, Dude
2007 - The Grand
2007 - Battle in Seattle
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2007 - Nanking
2007 - The Walker
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2005 - The Big White
2005 - North Country
2004 - She Hate Me
2004 - After the Sunset
2003 - Anger Management
2003 - Anger Management
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1998 - Palmetto
1998 - The Hi-Lo Country
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1997 - Wag the Dog
1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt
1996 - Kingpin
1995 - Money Train
1994 - The Cowboy Way
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1992 - White Men Can't Jump
1991 - Doc Hollywood
1991 - L.A. Story
1988 - She's Having a Baby
1986 - Wildcats

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
James Taylor
Himself - Guest
Woody Boyd
Woody Boyd (Voiced)
Tommy Dugan
[Complete List]


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' 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) (V), 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)
Natural Born Killers (1994)

Harrelson lives with his former assistant, Laura Louie, and their 3 daughters.

  • (April-May 2001) Woody and approximately a dozen other hemp activists and environmentalists took a bicycle tour down the west coast of America, starting in Seattle, Washington and 1000 miles later ending at the University of Santa Barbara in California. The tour was escorted by the Mothership, a Chicago city transit bus fueled by hemp oil and powered by solar panels.
  • Wanted to play Jake Brigance in _A Time to Kill (1996)_ (qv), but author 'John Grisham' (qv) objected to his casting.
  • Lovingly refers to his three daughters as the "Goddess trilogy".
  • (1990) Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People.
  • He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2003 in Austin, Texas.
  • He is the first and, as of 2005, only regular cast member from _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv) to receive a nomination for an Academy Award.
  • Was married to 'Neil Simon (I)' (qv)'s daughter, 'Nancy Simon' (qv). Has had relationships with: 'Carol Kane (I)' (qv), 'Ally Sheedy' (qv) and 'Moon Unit Zappa' (qv).
  • Was set to star in the 'Danny Boyle' (qv)'s firefighter drama "Worcester Cold Storage" with 'Ed Harris (I)' (qv), but the project never came to fruition.

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