Woody Harrelson Biography

Birthday: 1961-07-23
Place of Birth: Midland, Texas USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, and, after receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hannover 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/I), and Friends with Benefits (2011), along with the acclaimed HBO movie Game Change (2012) (TV). 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 Penthouse founder Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and then for a role in The Messenger (2009/I). He also received Golden Globe nominations for both of these parts. Harrelson was briefly married to Nancy Simon in the 80s, and is currently married to his former assistant, Laura Louie, with whom he has three daughters. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography 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's "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) and Natural Born Killers (1994). Harrelson lives with his former assistant, Laura Louie, and their 3 daughters. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anne-Marie Cowsill Mini Biography Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas and spent his teen years in Lebanon, Ohio. He attended Hanover College in Indiana, majoring in theater arts and English. He never graduated but was later given honorary degrees. After dropping out he moved to New York to pursue an acting career. His first job was as an understudy in "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway, followed by a role in his first feature film, Wildcats (1986), starring Goldie Hawn. Additional theater credits include the Off-Broadway production of "The Boys Next Door". In Los Angeles in 1989, he wrote, produced and acted in his original one-act production, "2 on 2", and produced and performed in Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story". "Cheers" (1982) marked his television debut, for which he was honored with the 1989-90 Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy series.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
WildC.A.T.S. Krushinski 1986 Comedy
Cheers Woody Boyd 1992 - 1993 Comedy
Kingpin Roy Munson 2003 Comedy
WIA 4 Merritt McKinney 2010
Touch (UK) Sergeant William Schumann 2011 Drama
Friends with Benefits Tommy Bollinger 2011 Comedy
Game Change Steve Schmidt 2012 Drama
Dead Boss Steve Schmidt 2012 Comedy
Zombieland Tallahassee 2013
Anger Management Galaxia / Security Guard Gary 2013 - 2014 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Fields of Fuel 0000
Wildcats Krushinski 1986 Comedy, Sport
Walker Carter Page 1987
Doc Hollywood Hank 1991 0, Biography
Ted & Venus Homeless Vietnam Veteran 1991 Comedy, Drama, Romance
White Men Can't Jump Billy Hoyle 1992
Indecent Proposal David Murphy 1993 Biography
Natural Born Killers Mickey Knox 1994 0, Comedy, Game Show, 0
The Cowboy Way Pepper Lewis 1994 Action, Comedy, Drama
Money Train Charlie 1995 Action, Comedy, Drama
Kingpin Roy Munson 1996
The Sunchaser 1996 Drama
The People vs. Larry Flynt Larry Flynt 1996 Drama
Welcome to Sarajevo Flynn 1997 Romance, 0
Palmetto Harry Barber 1998 Comedy, Game Show, 0
The Thin Red Line Sgt. Keck 1998 0, 0, Romance
The Hi-Lo Country 1998 Fantasy, Biography, 0
Wag the Dog 1998 Comedy, Drama
Play It to the Bone Vince Boudreau 1999 0, 0
EdTV Ray Pekurny 1999 Comedy
American Saint Himself 2001
Go Further 2003
Anger Management Galaxia 2003
Scorched 2003 0
After the Sunset Stan Lloyd 2004 0, 0, Comedy
She Hate Me 2004 Comedy, Drama
North Country Bill White 2005
The Big White 2005 Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Scanner Darkly Ernie Luckman 2006 Drama, Sport
Slipp Jimmy fri Roy Arnie 2006 Animation, Comedy
A Prairie Home Companion Dusty 2006 Comedy, Drama, Music
The Grand One-Eyed Jack Faro 2007
No Country for Old Men Carson Wells 2007 0
Battle in Seattle Dale 2007 0
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2007 Drama
The Walker Carter Page 2007
Surfer, Dude Jack Mayweather 2008
Surfer Dude Jack Mayweather 2008
Seven Pounds 2008
Transsiberian Roy 2008 Game Show
Semi-Pro Monix 2008 0
Sleepwalking Randall 2008 Drama
Semi Pro Monix 2008 Comedy, Sport
2012 Charlie Frost 2009 0
Zombieland Tallahassee 2009 0, Reality Tv
Management Jango 2009 0, 0
FUEL 2009 Documentary
The Other Side 2010
Defendor Arthur Poppington/Defendor 2010
Rampart David Douglas Brown 2011 Comedy
Bunraku The Bartender 2011 Action, Drama, Fantasy
Seven Psychopaths Charlie 2012 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Now You See Me Merritt McKinney 2013 Crime, Thriller
Free Birds Jake 2013 Animation, Comedy
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Haymitch Abernathy 2013 Action, Adventure
Out of the Furnace Curtis DeGroat 2013 Thriller
By Way of Helena Abraham Brant 2015 Drama
The Messenger Captain Tony Stone 2015 Game Show, 0
Now You See Me 2 Merritt McKinney 2015 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Wilson Wilson 2016 Comedy