Who is Woody Harrelson?

Woody Harrelson is a renowned American actor and playwright who is popularly known for his roles on the sitcom “Cheers”, the drama movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and many more. He has been seen working actively on his acting career since the year of 1986.

Quick Info
Full NameWoody Harrelson
Date of Birth23 July 1961
Birth PlaceTexas, United States
ParentsCharles Harrelson, and Diana Lou Oswald
Profession Actor and Playwright
SpouseLaura Louie
Age59 years
Height5 feet 10 inches
Net Worth$70 million
Woody Harrelson
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Bio, Family, and Young

Harrelson, whose real name is Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on 23 July 1961 as a son of father, Charles Harrelson, and mother, Diana Lou Oswald. His mother was secretary where his father was convicted, hitman. He has two brothers, Jordan and Brett. 


Age and Zodiac

Woody’s age is 59 years. As he was born on 23 July, his zodiac sign is Leo.



Woody Harrelson holds an American nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of English, Scottish, German, Dutch, Welsh, Danish, and French.


Physical Features

Woody Harrelson’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m) and his weight is 83 kg. He has got brown hair with blue eyes.


Education and University

Earlier, Woody Harrelson’s family was poor and they had to depend on their mother’s wages. For his education, he went to attend Lebanon High School after moving to his mother’s native city. Later, in 1979, he completed his graduation. After that, he joined Hanover College and was also seen joining the Sigma Chi fraternity there. In the year of 1983, he had also received a BFA in Theatre.


Personal Life

Wife and Children

Woody Harrelson married Nancy Simon in the year 1985 but they decided to divorce on the following day but they remained married for ten months. Later, he married Laura Louie in 2008 and they had three children together were daughters, Deni, Zoe, and Makani.


Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Woody Harrelson has an Instagram account with the tag name (“@woodyharrelson”) where he has 2.2m followers. He also has a Twitter account with the tag name (“@WoodyHarrelson”) where he had 72.3k followers.

Woody Harrelson
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Television Shows

Woody Harrelson started his television career after he had been cast as Woody Boyd on an American sitcom television series “Cheers” from the year 1985 to 1993 for which he had received so many positive responses and he was praised for his outstanding performance. After that, he was seen appearing as Slater in the television movie “Bay Cove” in 1987. In the following year, he was seen playing the role of Woody on the television special “Mickey’s 60th Birthday”.

Further, he was seen appearing in the role of Richard on an American sitcom television series “Dear John” alongside Will Swenson in 1989. From the year of 1989 to 2019, he was seen appearing on an American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show “Saturday Night Live”. Likewise, he was also cast as Lou the Lamb on an American musical television movie “Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme” in 1990. In 1994, he was seen providing his over character Woody Boyd on an American animated sitcom “The Simpsons”.

In addition, he was seen appearing on the series and movies like “Spin City”, “Frasier”, “Will & Grace”, “Game Change”, “David Blaine: Real or Magic”, “True Detective” alongside Adria Arjona and Josh Brolin and “Live in Front of a Studio Audience”. In 2019, he was seen appearing as Joe Biden on a night live show “Saturday Night Live”. In the year 2020, he was seen playing the role of the narrator in a series “Kiss The Ground”.



Woody Harrelson started his film career after he had been cast as Extra on an American comedy movie “Harper Valley PTA” in 1978. After that, he was seen appearing as Krushinski on an American sports comedy movie “Wildcats” in 1986. Likewise, he was also seen playing the role of Dustin in an American romantic comedy movie “Cool Blue” in 1990.

Further, he was seen playing the roles in the movies like “L.A. Story”, “Doc Hollywood”, “Ted & Venus”, “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Indecent Proposal”, “Natural Born Killers” alongside MyAnna Buring, “The Cowboy Way”, “I’ ll Do Anything”, “Money Train”, “Kingpin”, “Sunchaser”, “Wag the Dog”, “Welcome to Sarajevo”, “The Thin Red Line” and “Palmetto”. In the year of 1996, he was cast as Larry Flynt on an American biographical drama movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt” which was directed by Milos Forman.

Likewise, he was seen playing the role of Big Boy Matson in an American Western drama movie “The Hi-Lo Country” in 1998. In 1999, he was also seen appearing as Vince Boudreau on an American sports comedy-drama movie “Play It to the Bone” and in the same year, he was also seen appearing in the role of Ray Pekurny on an American satirical comedy movie “EDtv”. Further, he was also cast on an American spy comedy movie “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and also seen providing his voice as Narrator on a Canadian documentary movie “Grass: History of Marijuana”.

Later, he was seen appearing in several movies like “Anger Management”, “Go Further”, “Scorched”, “After the Sunset”, “She Hates Me”, “North country”, “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio”, “The Big White” alongside Holly Hunter, “Free Jimmy”, “A Scanner Darkly”, “A Prairie Home Companion”, “The Walker”, “No Country for Old Men”, “Battle in Seattle”, “The Grand”, “Semi-Pro” and “Sleepwalking”. In the year of 2007, he was cast as Robert O. “Bob” Wilson in the documentary movie “Nanking”.

In addition, he was also seen in the movies like “Transsiberian”, “Surfer, Dude”, “Management”, “Seven Pounds”, “The Messenger”, “Defendor”, “Zombieland”, “2012”, “Bunraku”, “Friends with Benefits”, “Ethos” as a voice actor, “Rampart”, “The Hunger Games”, “Seven Psychopaths”, “How to Make Money Selling Drugs”, “Now You See Me”, “Out of the Furnace”, “Free Birds”, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”,

He was also seen in some other movies “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-part 2”, “Triple 9”, “Now You See Me 2”, “The Duel”, “LBJ”, “The Edge of Seventeen”, “Lost in London” alongside Matt Smith and Jared Harris, “Wilson”, “War for the Planet of the Apes”, “The Glass Castle”, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, “Shock and Awe”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, “The Highwaymen” and “Zombieland: Double Tap”.

In 2018, he was cast as Cletus Kasady on an American superhero movie “Venom” and in 2019, he was also seen appearing in the role of Admiral Chester Nimitz on an American epic war movie “Midway”. 

Further, he will be seen appearing in upcoming movies like” Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, “The Man from Toronto”, “Kate” and “Triangle of Sadness”.


Theatre Career

Woody Harrelson was also seen playing various roles in the plays like “Biloxi Blues”, “The Boys Next Door”, “The Rainmaker“, “The Night of the Iguana” and “Bullet for Adolf”.

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Achievements, Awards, and Nominations

In Woody Harrelson’s career, he had won several awards including the American Comedy Award for Funniest Newcomer-Male or Female, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor, Screen Actor, Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

His other awards include the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, Scream Award for Best Ensemble, African American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and Screen Actor Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.


Net Worth

Woody Harrelson is one of the successful and outstanding actors, who has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He has got many successes in his career, which is only possible with his hard work and passion for his career.


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