Jul. 23rd, 1961
Midland, Texas, USA
Woody Harrelson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2014 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
2009 - 2012
2009 - Zombieland
2008 - Semi-Pro
2008 - Transsiberian
2008 - Surfer, Dude
2008 - Sleepwalking
2008 - Seven Pounds
2007 - Battle in Seattle
2007 - The Walker
2007 - The Grand
2007 - Nanking
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2005 - The Big White
2005 - North Country
2004 - After the Sunset
2004 - She Hate Me
2003 - Anger Management
2003 - Anger Management
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1998 - Palmetto
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1998 - The Hi-Lo Country
1997 - Wag the Dog
1996 - Kingpin
1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt
1995 - Money Train
1994 - The Cowboy Way
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1991 - L.A. Story
1991 - Doc Hollywood
1989 - True Believer
1986 - Wildcats
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.
- Was arrested in Columbus (Ohio) in June 1983, charged of disorderly conduct - he was dancing in the street, halting traffic; he later jumped out of a moving police van laughing maniacally and finally punched one of the two arresting officers to the ground.
- (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.
- (1990) Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People.
- Daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006).
- Was considered for the role of Lester Burnham in _American Beauty (1999)_ (qv).
- 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).
- He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2003 in Austin, Texas.
- (2004) Lives with Laura Louie and their children in Costa Rica