Woody Harrelson

BirthDay:

23 Jul 1961

BirthPlace:

Midland, Texas, USA

BirthName:

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson

Bio:

Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, had a brief stint in New York theater. He was soon cast as Woody on TV series Cheers (1982), which wound up being one of the most-popular TV shows ever and also earned Harrelson an Emmy for his performance in 1989.

While he dabbled in film during his time on Cheers (1982), that area of his career didn't fully take off until towards the end of the show's run. In 1991, Doc Hollywood (1991) gave him his first widely-seen movie role, and he followed that up with White Men Can't Jump (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993) and Natural Born Killers (1994). Recently, Harrelson has been seen in No Country for Old Men (2007), Zombieland (2009), 2012 (2009), and Friends with Benefits (2011), along with the acclaimed HBO movie Game Change (2012).

In 2011, Harrelson snagged the coveted role of fan-favorite drunk Haymitch Abernathy in the big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games (2012), which ended up being one of the highest-grossing movies ever at the domestic box office. Harrelson is set to reprise that role for the sequels, which are scheduled for release in November 2013, 2014 and 2015. Harrelson has received two Academy Award nominations, first for his role as controversial Hustler founder Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and then for a role in The Messenger (2009). He also received Golden Globe nominations for both of these parts.

Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and later married his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.
Filmography

Actor ( 161 credits )

Suburbicon (2017)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Colonel
Wilson (2017) Wilson
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Sheriff Bill Willoughby
The Glass Castle (2017) Rex Walls
Shock and Awe (2017) Jonathan Landay
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
The Duel (2016) Abraham Brant
Now You See Me 2 (2016) Merritt McKinney
Triple 9 (2016) Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen
LBJ (2016) Lyndon B. Johnson
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Haymitch Abernathy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Haymitch Abernathy
True Detective (2014)  Detective Marty Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Haymitch Abernathy
Out of the Furnace (2013) Harlan DeGroat
Free Birds (2013) Jake (voice)
Now You See Me (2013) Merritt McKinney
Movie Guide (2013)  Merritt Osbourne (1 episode, 2013)
The Frame (2013)  Haymitch Abernathy (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012) Himself
Seven Psychopaths (2012) Charlie
The Hunger Games (2012) Haymitch Abernathy
Milos Forman, un outsider à Hollywood (2012) Himself
MSN Exclusives (2012)  Himself
Good Mythical Morning (2012)  Tallahassee (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique (2011) Himself
Rampart (2011) David Douglas Brown
Friends with Benefits (2011) Tommy
Ethos (2011) Himself - Host
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Hempsters: Plant the Seed (2010) Himself
Bunraku (2010) The Bartender
The Cove: My Friend is... (2010) Himself
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Defendor (2009) Arthur Poppington / Defendor
2012 (2009) Charlie Frost
Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you... (2009) Himself
Zombieland (2009) Tallahassee
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. (2009) Himself
The Messenger (2009) Captain Tony Stone
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Moving Pictures Live! (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Management (2008) Jango
Seven Pounds (2008) Ezra
Fuel (2008) Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Surfer, Dude (2008) Jack Mayweather
Semi-Pro (2008) Monix
Sleepwalking (2008) Randall
Fields of Fuel (2008) Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Transsiberian (2008) Roy
Battle in Seattle (2007) Dale
No Country for Old Men (2007) Carson Wells
The Grand (2007) One Eyed Jack Faro
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone (2007) Himself (archive footage)
The Walker (2007) Carter Page III
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Detective Martin Hart in 'True Detective' / ... (4 epi
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Ecoist (2007)  Himself (1 episode)
Nanking (2007) Bob Wilson
A Scanner Darkly (2006) Ernie Luckman
Sp!t (2006) Himself
Free Jimmy (2006) Roy Arnie (voice)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Dusty
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2013)
The Fabulous Picture Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Big White (2005) Raymond Barnell
North Country (2005) Bill White
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) Kelly Ryan
The Outsider (2005) Himself
Every Twenty One Seconds (2005) Narrator (unconfirmed)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Cinema mil (2005)  Mickey Knox (1 episode, 2005)
The Bigger Picture (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
After the Sunset (2004) Stan Lloyd
She Hate Me (2004) Leland Powell
Scorched (2003) Jason 'Woods' Valley
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss (2003) Taxi Driver
Anger Management (2003) Galaxia / Security Guard Gary
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2008-2013)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2013)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Go Further (2003) Himself
The Art Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
American Saint (2001) Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Opening Soon (2001)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Tree Sit: The Art of Resistance (2001) Himself
Grass (1999) Narrator (voice)
Play It to the Bone (1999) Vince Boudreau
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Woody Harrelson
Edtv (1999) Ray Pekurny
The Directors (1999)  Himself (3 episodes)
Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters (1999) Himself
The Hi-Lo Country (1998) Big Boy Matson
The Thin Red Line (1998) Sgt. Keck
Palmetto (1998) Harry Barber
Will & Grace (1998)  Nathan (7 episodes, 2001)
City Confidential (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998) Himself
Wag the Dog (1997) Sergeant William Schumann
I Think I Cannes (1997) Himself (uncredited)
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) Flynn
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
SAG Foundation Conversations (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) Larry Flynt
The Sunchaser (1996) Dr. Michael Reynolds
Kingpin (1996) Roy Munson
Spin City (1996)  Tommy Dugan (1 episode, 1996)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") / ... (3 episo
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (5 episodes, 2000-2008)
Money Train (1995) Charlie
Power Vision - Pop Galerie (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Natural Born Killers (1994) Mickey Knox
The Cowboy Way (1994) Pepper Lewis
I'll Do Anything (1994) Ground Zero Hero
Ellen (1994)  Henry (uncredited) (1 episode, 1998)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Indecent Proposal (1993) David Murphy
Frasier (1993)  Woody Boyd (1 episode, 1999)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest / ... (8 episodes, 1997-2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
White Men Can't Jump (1992) Billy Hoyle
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2008)
Ted & Venus (1991) Homeless Vietnam Veteran
Doc Hollywood (1991) Hank Gordon
L.A. Story (1991) Harris' Boss (uncredited)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2012)
True Believer (1989) Man in Dodd's office (uncredited)
The Simpsons (1989)  Woody Boyd (1 episode, 1994)
She's Having a Baby (1988) Woody Harrelson (uncredited)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2013)
Dear John (1988)  Richard (1 episode, 1989)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Wildcats (1986) Krushinski
American Masters (1985) (1 episode, 2009)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Cheers (1982)  Woody Boyd / ... (201 episodes, 1985-1993)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) Extra (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
A.M. Los Angeles (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Woody Boyd (1 episode, 1990)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)

Producer ( 1 credit )

True Detective (2014) executive producer (8 episodes, 2014)