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Woody Harrelson

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.


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Born:
Jul 23, 1961 In Midland, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series True Detective 2014-01-12

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 56 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Cheers
Filmography
True Detective Detective Marty Hart 8 episodes, 2014 2014-01-12
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Cheers Woody Boyd / ... 201 episodes, 1985-1993 1982-09-30
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11