Jul. 23rd, 1961
Midland, Texas, USA
Woody Harrelson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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.
- (2004) Lives with Laura Louie and their children in Costa Rica
- Admits to having been a sex addict.
- (2001) Is the owner of an oxygen bar in West Hollywood, California.
- Friend of 'Owen Wilson (I)' (qv).
- His father, convicted murderer 'Charles Harrelson' (qv) died on March 15th, 2007 in a federal super-maximum prison in Colorado.
- Daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006).
- In 1991 he went to Nairobi, Kenya and lived in a tent on the outskirts of town for a few weeks to experience Africa and get away from it all.
- He is on the board of the directors for the Ex'pression Center For New Media, an art school in Emeryville, California.