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

2009 - 2012
2009 - Zombieland
2008 - Semi-Pro
2008 - Seven Pounds
2008 - Fuel
2008 - Sleepwalking
2008 - Surfer, Dude
2008 - Transsiberian
2007 - Battle in Seattle
2007 - The Grand
2007 - The Walker
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2007 - Nanking
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2005 - North Country
2005 - The Big White
2004 - After the Sunset
2004 - She Hate Me
2003 - Anger Management
1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
1999 - EDtv
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1998 - Palmetto
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
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
Himself - Guest
Woody Boyd
Tommy Dugan
Woody Boyd (Voiced)
Woody Boyd
[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.

  • Daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson (born March 5, 1994), Zoe Giordano Harrelson (born September 22, 1996) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006).
  • Close friend of 'Michael J. Fox (I)' (qv).
  • He and 'Nancy Simon' (qv) were married in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • (25 August 2000) A jury in Beattyville, Kentucky dismissed a marijuana possession charge against him. He was arrested in 1996 for planting 4 marijuana hemp seeds in rural Kentucky and in his defence he said he was challenging a state law that makes no distinction between marijuana and hemp, even though hemp contains little of the drug found in marijuana and can be used to make a variety of industrial products.
  • 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.
  • Woody and his wife, Laura, became the parents of their third daughter, Makani Ravello, on Maui on June 3, 2006.
  • 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.
  • Was considered for the role of Lester Burnham in _American Beauty (1999)_ (qv).

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