About Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is a talented and successful actor of this generation. He has accumulated numerous awards and nominations for his outstanding performances in his acting career. He is mostly known for his supporting roles, and he is also a playwright. We will be seeing him more often in the film set in the coming years.

Early life

Woody Harrelson was born on 23rd July of 1961 in Texas called Midland in the United States. His full name is Woodrow Tracy Harrelson, and he is the son of Diane Harrelson, a secretary, and Charles Voyde Harrelson, a popular crime figure and hitman. He grew up in a Christian family and his brothers, namely Jordan and Brett Harrelson, who is also an actor. Their single mother raised him and his 2 brothers as their father was not with them and got jailed in 1979 for a lifetime. His father died in prison in 2007.

Woody Harrelson and his family moved to Lebanon of Ohio, his mother’s native city, where he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1979. He then joined Hanover College form, where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and English. During his time at the college, he was actively involved in church activities and was also a member of the Sigma Chu fraternity.

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Woody Harrelson made his film debut in 1978 from the comedy film Harper Valley PTA where he made his small appearances as an extra person. In his next film appearance in 1986, he had already gained public attention through his tv series called Cheers. He made his appearance in the sports comedy film called Wildcats as Krushinski.

Next year in 1990, Harrelson landed his first starring role in the romantic comedy film called Cool Blue as Dustin. In 1992, he starred in another sports comedy-drama film called “White Men Can’t Jump” as Billy Hoyle alongside costar Wesley Snipes. He was nominated for 2 MTV Movie Award nomination in 1992 for his performance in the film. Following a year in 1993, he starred in the drama film Indecent Proposal, where he portrayed the character of David Murphy and won his first MTV Movie Award and Golden Raspberry Award in 1993. In 1994, he again earned 2 MTV Movie Award nomination for his performance in Natural Born Killers.

In 2007, Harrelson earned Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture after his performance in the film No Country for Old Men. He then continued making his breakthrough from the films Transsiberian, Messenger, 2012, Rampart, True Detective, etc.


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Woody Harrelson made his tv debut from the series Cheers, which caught the public’s attention in his first debut. He made his appearance in the series as Woody Boyd in 1985. His performance earned him his first American Comedy Award for funniest Newcomer – Male or Female in 1987 and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989 and other 2 nominations. The series ended in 1993. In the following years, he made his small appearances in the tv series Dear John, Saturday Night Live, The Spin City.

Woody Harrelson received another Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1999 after his appearance in the sitcom Frasier. In 2014, he appeared in 8 episodes of crime drama series called True Detective as Martin Hart which he also worked as an executive producer himself.



Woody Harrelson made his way to the theatre after achieving success in the bigger picture. His famous appearances in plays are Biloxi Blues, The Boys Next Door, The Rainmaker, The Night of the Iguana, and his work as director and playwright for the play called Bullet for Adolf in 2012.


Personal life

Talking about the love life of Woody Harrelson, he is a married man, but he has dated several famous stars in the past. He has dated models and actresses like Nancy Erminia, Moon Unit Zappa, Brooke Shields, Penelope Ann Miller, Carol Kane, and Ally Sheedy. He was also married to Nancy Simon but got divorced in less than a year of marriage.

Harrelson found the love of his life, Laura Louie, in 1987. They tied their knot at the end of the year 2008 after having 3 children together. She gave birth to his first daughter Deni in 1993 and then the other 2 daughters in 1996 and 2006, namely Zoe and Makani. He is currently living a happy life with his wife and 3 daughters.

Harrelson is active in social media. He has his own personal Instagram account with over 2.2 million followers and a Twitter account with over 72.3 thousand followers. He has a funny character and doesn’t hesitate to express his opinions on social media.

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Physical statistics & others

As of 2020, Woody Harrelson turned 59 years old. He is still healthy, fit, and strong, both physically and mentally, and is active in his career. He has an average body build and a height of 5 feet and 9 inches with a bodyweight of about 83 kg. One might question his healthy figure, but it is all thanks to his personal trainer and his healthy diet. He is a vegan.

Harrelson possesses natural blonde hair and blue eye color. His sexual orientation is straight. He is of white ethnicity, and he has German, Scottish, English, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. He belongs to American nationality. His zodiac sign is Leo.


Net worth

Woody Harrelson’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be around 68 million dollars. he earns his millions mostly through his films. On the other hand, he earns more from his own bar, located in West Hollywood of California, and has his own hotel Inn somewhere in Maryland. He has also endorsed various brands and made his appearances in commercials. He is a talented actor and has able to win the hearts of millions of audiences. His net worth is sure to rise in the coming years as he has not shown any sign of stopping yet.