Woody Harrelson
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Woody Harrelson

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.

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Woody Harrelson is known for:

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Natural Born Killers

Character : Mickey Knox

The People vs. Larry Flynt

Character : Larry Flynt


Character : Narrator



Character : Harry Barber


Character : Roy Munson


Character : Roy

The Walker

Character : Carter Page III

Go Further

Character : Himself


Character : Arthur Poppington / Defendor

The Grand

Character : One Eyed Jack Faro

Hempsters: Plant the Seed

Character : Himself

The Cowboy Way

Character : Pepper Lewis


Character : Tallahassee

Cool Blue

Character : Dustin


Character : Dave Brown

Now You See Me

Character : Merritt McKinney


Character : Host

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Character : Himself


Character : Wilson


Character : Lyndon B. Johnson

The Duel

Character : Abraham Brant

Mickey's 60th Birthday

Character : Woody Boyd

Lost in London

Character : Woody Harrelson

Slipp Jimmy fri

Character : Roy Arnie (voice)

Zombieland: Double Tap

Character : Tallahassee

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"

Character : Archie Bunker

Triangle of Sadness

Character : Captain Thomas Smith

Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special

Character : Host

The Hi-Lo Country

Character : Big Boy Matson

White Men Can't Jump

Character : Billy Hoyle

Play It to the Bone

Character : Vince Boudreau


Character : Ray Pekurny

Money Train

Character : Charlie

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Character : Kelly Ryan


Character : Monix

The Messenger

Character : Tony Stone

Welcome to Sarajevo

Character : Flynn

Game Change

Character : Steve Schmidt

Raw for Life

Character : Himself

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

Character : Himself

Free Birds

Character : Jake (voice)

The Glass Castle

Character : Rex Walls

War for the Planet of the Apes

Character : The Colonel

The Highwaymen

Character : Manny Gault

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Character : Cletus Kasady / Carnage


Character : Narrator


Character : Varrick


Character : No character defined

Kiss the Ground

Character : Self / Narrator (voice)

The Man With The Miraculous Hands

Character : Felix Kersten

After the Sunset

Character : Stan Lloyd

A Scanner Darkly

Character : Ernie Luckman

Indecent Proposal

Character : David Murphy


Character : Jango

Seven Pounds

Character : Ezra Turner


Character : The Bartender

Battle in Seattle

Character : Dale

The Sunchaser

Character : Dr. Michael Reynolds

Seven Psychopaths

Character : Charlie Costello

The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique

Character : Self

Out of the Furnace

Character : Harlan DeGroat

Now You See Me 2

Character : Merritt McKinney / Chase McKinney

Killer Instinct

Character : Charlie Long


Character : Jason 'Woods' Valley

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Character : Tobias Beckett

This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss"

Character : Taxi Driver

Shock and Awe

Character : Jonathan Landay


Character : Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

The Man From Toronto

Character : No character defined

Burma: It Can't Wait

Character : Divo

Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story

Character : Narrator

Wag the Dog

Character : Sergeant William Schumann

No Country for Old Men

Character : Carson Wells

Doc Hollywood

Character : Hank Gordon

North Country

Character : Bill White

Surfer, Dude

Character : Jack


Character : Randall

The Hunger Games

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

Triple 9

Character : Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Character : Bill Willoughby

The Edge of Seventeen

Character : Mr. Bruner

The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective

Character : Self

American Saint

Character : Self

A Prairie Home Companion

Character : Dusty

Friends with Benefits

Character : Tommy Bollinger

Bay Coven

Character : Slater

The Big White

Character : Raymond Barnell

The Thin Red Line

Character : Sgt. William Keck

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

Character : Himself

The Origins of Ebbing

Character : Himself/''Willoughby''

2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic

Character : Himself


Character : Bob Wilson

Ted & Venus

Character : Homeless Vietnam Veteran

The Outsider

Character : Himself


Character : Cletus Kasady / Carnage

One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly'

Character : Himself / Luckman

The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Character : Himself


Character : Charlie Frost

Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme

Character : Lou the Lamb

She Hate Me

Character : Leland Powell

Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije…

Character : Himself

No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes

Character : Himself

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Character : Extra (uncredited)

True Believer

Character : Man in Dodd's office

Anger Management

Character : Galaxia / Security Guard Gary

David Blaine: Real or Magic

Character : Himself

L.A. Story

Character : Harris' Boss

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special

Character : Self

The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games

Character : Himself


Character : Krushinski

Surviving the Game: Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Character : Himself

Pawns No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Character : Himself

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"

Character : Archie Bunker

Welcome to Hollywood

Character : Woody Harrelson

I'll Do Anything

Character : Ground Zero Hero

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

Character : Self

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Character : Woody Harrelson

She's Having a Baby

Character : Woody Harrelson (uncredited)

The Earth Day Special

Character : Woody Boyd

Woody Harrelson Tv Credits

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Character : Self

Spin City

Character : No character defined

E! True Hollywood Story

Character : No character defined

Celebrities Uncensored

Character : No character defined

The Simpsons

Character : Woody Boyd (voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Character : No character defined

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

Character : No character defined


Character : Woody Boyd

Will & Grace

Character : No character defined

True Detective

Character : Martin Hart


Character : Woody Boyd

The Graham Norton Show

Character : Self

Saturday Night Live

Character : Self - Host

Saturday Night Live

Character : Joe Biden (uncredited)

The White House Plumbers

Character : E. Howard Hunt

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Character : Self

Real Time with Bill Maher

Character : Self

HBO First Look

Character : No character defined

The Oscars

Character : Self

The Freak Brothers

Character : Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Voice)

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Character : Woody Harrelson

Saturday Night Live

Character : Self - Host / James Taylor / Various