Woody Harrelson

    July 23, 1961
Midland, Texas, USA
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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.

Man from Toronto 2021
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Cletus Kasady / Carnage 2021
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" Archie Bunker 2019
Midway Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap Tallahassee 2019
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" Archie Bunker 2019
The Highwaymen Manny Gault 2019
Breakthrough Narrator 2019
Venom Cletus Kasady / Carnage 2018
Shock and Awe Jonathan Landay 2018
The Origins of Ebbing Himself/''Willoughby'' 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story Tobias Beckett 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Bill Willoughby 2017
LBJ Lyndon B. Johnson 2017
The Glass Castle Rex Walls 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes The Colonel 2017
Wilson Wilson 2017
Lost in London Woody Harrelson 2017
The Edge of Seventeen Mr. Bruner 2016
The Duel Abraham Brant 2016
Now You See Me 2 Merritt McKinney / Chase McKinney 2016
Pawns, No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Himself 2016
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows 2016
Triple 9 Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen 2016
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Haymitch Abernathy 2015
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Himself 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Haymitch Abernathy 2014
Out of the Furnace Harlan DeGroat 2013
David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Haymitch Abernathy 2013
Free Birds Jake (voice) 2013
Now You See Me Merritt McKinney 2013
How to Make Money Selling Drugs Himself 2012
Seven Psychopaths Charlie Costello 2012
The Hunger Games Haymitch Abernathy 2012
Game Change Steve Schmidt 2012
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Himself 2011
Rampart Dave Brown 2011
Friends with Benefits Tommy Bollinger 2011
The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique Himself 2011
Ethos Host 2011
Bunraku The Bartender 2010
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective Self 2010
2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic Himself 2010
The Messenger Tony Stone 2009
2012 Charlie Frost 2009
Miloš Forman - What Doesn't Kill You… Himself 2009
Zombieland Tallahassee 2009
Defendor Arthur Poppington / Defendor 2009
Management Jango 2009
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days Himself 2009
Seven Pounds Ezra Turner 2008
Surfer, Dude Jack 2008
Hempsters: Plant the Seed Himself 2008
Burma: It Can't Wait Divo 2008
Sleepwalking Randall 2008
No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes Himself 2008
Semi-Pro Monix 2008
Transsiberian Roy 2008
No Country for Old Men Carson Wells 2007
Raw for Life Himself 2007
Battle in Seattle Dale 2007
The Grand One Eyed Jack Faro 2007
The Walker Carter Page III 2007
Nanking Bob Wilson 2007
One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly' Himself / Luckman 2006
A Prairie Home Companion Dusty 2006
A Scanner Darkly Ernie Luckman 2006
Free Jimmy Roy Arnie (voice) 2006
The Outsider Himself 2005
The Big White Raymond Barnell 2005
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Kelly Ryan 2005
North Country Bill White 2005
After the Sunset Stan Lloyd 2004
She Hate Me Leland Powell 2004
Scorched Jason 'Woods' Valley 2003
Anger Management Galaxia / Security Guard Gary 2003
Go Further Himself 2003
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" Taxi Driver 2003
Play It to the Bone Vince Boudreau 1999
Grass Narrator 1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Woody Harrelson 1999
Edtv Ray Pekurny 1999
The Hi-Lo Country Big Boy Matson 1998
Welcome to Hollywood Woody Harrelson 1998
The Thin Red Line Sgt. William Keck 1998
Palmetto Harry Barber 1998
Wag the Dog Sergeant William Schumann 1997
Welcome to Sarajevo Flynn 1997
The People vs. Larry Flynt Larry Flynt 1996
Kingpin Roy Munson 1996
The Sunchaser Dr. Michael Reynolds 1996
Money Train Charlie 1995
Natural Born Killers Mickey Knox 1994
The Cowboy Way Pepper Lewis 1994
I'll Do Anything Ground Zero Hero 1994
Indecent Proposal David Murphy 1993
White Men Can't Jump Billy Hoyle 1992
Ted and Venus Homeless Vietnam Veteran 1991
Doc Hollywood Hank Gordon 1991
L.A. Story Harris' Boss 1991
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special Self 1990
Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme Lou the Lamb 1990
Cool Blue Dustin 1990
True Believer Man in Dodd's office 1989
Killer Instinct Charlie Long 1988
Mickey's 60th Birthday Woody Boyd 1988
She's Having a Baby Himself (uncredited) 1988
Bay Coven Slater 1987
Wildcats Krushinski 1986
Harper Valley P.T.A. Extra (uncredited) 1978
Surviving the Game - Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Himself
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The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Himself <mt>
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E! True Hollywood Story <blank> <mt>
Celebrities Uncensored <blank> <mt>
The Simpsons <blank> <mt>
Jimmy Kimmel Live! <blank> <mt>
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee <blank> <mt>
Frasier Woody Boyd <mt>
Will & Grace <blank> <mt>
Late Night with Conan O'Brien <blank> <mt>
The Academy Awards <blank> <mt>
True Detective Martin Hart <mt>
Cheers Woody Boyd <mt>
The Graham Norton Show Himself <mt>
Saturday Night Live Himself - Host <mt>
Saturday Night Live Joe Biden (uncredited) <mt>
The White House Plumbers E. Howard Hunt <mt>
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself <mt>
Real Time with Bill Maher Himself <mt>
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