July 23, 1961
59 years old
5 ft 9.5 in | 177 cm
83 kg | 183 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
10 US | 43 EU
36 in | 91.5 cm
Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, United States, on July 23, 1961, is an American actor.
Young Woody Harrelson began his acting career on the New York stage.
He got his first acting job as an understudy for Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play "Biloxi Blues" (1985–1986), at the age of 23.
He made his big screen debut in comedy film Harper Valley PTA (1978) in role as an extra.
He landed his first credited role as Krushinski in sports comedy movie Wildcats (1986).
Woody's breakthrough performance came as bartender Woody Boyd in NBC sitcom Cheers (1985-1993).
The Man from Toronto (2021) action comedy, opposite Kaley Cuoco and Kevin Hart
Triangle of Sadness (2021) drama with Harris Dickinson and Zlatko Buric
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) superhero in role as Cletus Kasady
The Highwaymen (2019) crime drama in role as Maney Gault, opposite Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) zombie comedy in role as Tallahassee, with Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone
Midway (2019) drama action in role as Admiral Chester Nimitz, opposite Ed Skrein and Patrick Wilson
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
The Messenger (2009) war drama in role as Capt. Tony Stone
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) dark comedy crime drama in role as William 'Bill' Willoughby
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Larry Flynt in biographical drama film The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996).
He portrayed Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series:
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
He played Merritt McKinney in the Now You See Me series (2013–2016):
Now You See Me (2013)
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
White Men Can't Jump (1992) sports comedy opposite Wesley Snipes
Money Train (1995) action opposite Jennifer Lopez and Wesley Snipes
Play It to the Bone (1999) sports comedy drama opposite Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu
No Country for Old Men (2007) crime thriller directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Semi-Pro (2008) sports comedy with Will Ferrell
After the Sunset (2004) action comedy with Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan
Zombieland (2009) post apocalyptic zombie comedy opposite Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Bill Murray
Seven Psychopaths (2012) dark comedy crime opposite Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell
Out of the Furnace (2013) drama with Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana and Casey Affleck
Natural Born Killers (1994) black comedy crime directed by Oliver Stone
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) science fiction in role as The Colonel
Casualties of War (1989) war drama with Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox
Kingpin (1996) sports comedy opposite Bill Murray
The Edge of Seventeen (2016) comedy drama with Hailee Steinfeld
The Glass Castle (2017) biographical drama opposite Brie Larson and Naomi Watts
He directed, wrote and starred in lead role as Himself in comedy movie Lost in London (2017).
Venom (2018) superhero in role as Cletus Kasady
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) science fiction in role as a criminal and Han's mentor Tobias Beckett
He was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and he won one in 1989 for his role as bartender Woody Boyd in NBC sitcom Cheers (1985-1993).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Steve Schmidt in HBO political drama film Game Change (2012).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Detective Martin Hart in first season of HBO crime television series True Detective (2014).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role as Woody Boyd in NBC sitcom Frasier (1999), in episode "The Show Where Woody Shows Up".
He had recurring role as Nathan in NBC sitcom Will & Grace (2001-2002).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1992 and 2019.
Attended Lebanon High School in Ohio.
Graduated from Hanover College (1983), with a degree in theatre arts & English.
Has two brothers, Jordan and Brett.
Has English, Scottish, German, Dutch and Welsh ancestry.
He directed his own play "Furthest from the Sun" (1999), at the Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis.
Fan of chess.
Friends with actors Wesley Snipes and Owen Wilson.
He is an environmental activist.
He is a vegan.
Friend with Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Fan of actor Bill Murray.
He was inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame, in Austin, Texas (2003).
Close friend with Michael J. Fox.
Supporter for the legalization of marijuana and hemp.
Follows a raw vegan diet.
Lives in Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
He was married to Nancy Simon (1985-1986).
He married Laura Louie in 2008, they have three daughters.
He dated Glenn Close (1991), Ally Sheedy (1989), Carol Kane (1986-1988) and Penelope Ann Miller (1985).