Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Age58Born on23 July 1961 in Midland, Texas, USA
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he 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). More recently, Harrelson was 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. In 2016, he had a stand-out role as a wise teacher in the teen drama The Edge of Seventeen (2016). Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and later married his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters.
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Actor

True Detective
Marty Hart (S1)
Character
Marty Hart (S1)
42 votes
Cheers
Woody Boyd
Character
Woody Boyd
3 votes

Executive Producer

True Detective
True Detective

guest Roles

Real Time with Bill Maher
Episode 15x32
2017
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Episode 02x177
2017
Late Show with David Letterman
Episode 20x152
2013
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Episode 11x128
2013
Late Show with David Letterman
Episode 20x77
2013
The Colbert Report
Episode 08x136
2012
Late Show with David Letterman
Episode 19x103
2012
Late Show with David Letterman
Episode 19x18
2012
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Episode 10x07
2012
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Episode 05x188
2009
Late Show with David Letterman
Episode 15x77
2008
The Daily Show
Episode 09x149
2004
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Episode 02x51
2004
Real Time with Bill Maher
Episode 01x03
2003
Will & Grace
Episode 04x06
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 04x05
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 04x02
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 04x01
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 03x24
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 03x25
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 03x23
2001
Will & Grace
Episode 03x21
2001
Frasier
Episode 06x13
1999
Ellen
Episode 05x20
1998
Spin City
Episode 01x09
1996
The Simpsons
Episode 06x11
1994
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
Episode 30x89
1992
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
Episode 27x90
1989