Jul. 23rd, 1961
Midland, Texas, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Guest
Woody Boyd (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
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 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.
- Admits to having been a sex addict.
- He climbed the Golden Gate Bridge and put up a sign that read, "Hurwitz. Aren't ancient redwoods more precious than gold?" in protest of MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber CEO Charles Hurwitz, who once stated, "He who has the gold, makes the rules".
- 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).
- Daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006).
- (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.
- He is the first and, as of 2005, only regular cast member from _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv) to receive a nomination for an Academy Award.
- He and 'Nancy Simon' (qv) were married in Tijuana, Mexico.