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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Natural Born Killers

Character : Mickey Knox

Wag the Dog

Character : Sergeant William Schumann

The Hi-Lo Country

Character : Big Boy Matson


The People vs. Larry Flynt

Character : Larry Flynt

White Men Can't Jump

Character : Billy Hoyle

After the Sunset

Character : Stan Lloyd

A Scanner Darkly

Character : Ernie Luckman

Indecent Proposal

Character : David Murphy

Play It to the Bone

Character : Vince Boudreau


Character : Jango

Seven Pounds

Character : Ezra Turner


Character : The Bartender


Character : Narrator


Character : Ray Pekurny


Character : Harry Barber

Money Train

Character : Charlie


Character : Roy Munson


Character : Roy

No Country for Old Men

Character : Carson Wells

Doc Hollywood

Character : Hank Gordon

The Thin Red Line

Character : Sgt. William Keck

Anger Management

Character : Galaxia / Security Guard Gary

A Prairie Home Companion

Character : Dusty

North Country

Character : Bill White

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Character : Kelly Ryan

Battle in Seattle

Character : Dale

I'll Do Anything

Character : Ground Zero Hero

The Walker

Character : Carter Page III

The Big White

Character : Raymond Barnell


Character : Monix

Go Further

Character : Himself

The Messenger

Character : Tony Stone


Character : Arthur Poppington / Defendor

Surfer, Dude

Character : Jack


Character : Charlie Frost


Character : Krushinski


Character : Randall

Welcome to Sarajevo

Character : Flynn

The Grand

Character : One Eyed Jack Faro

The Sunchaser

Character : Dr. Michael Reynolds

Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme

Character : Lou the Lamb


Character : Bob Wilson

Hempsters: Plant the Seed

Character : Himself

The Cowboy Way

Character : Pepper Lewis

Friends with Benefits

Character : Tommy Bollinger

The Hunger Games

Character : Haymitch Abernathy


Character : Tallahassee

Game Change

Character : Steve Schmidt

Cool Blue

Character : Dustin


Character : Dave Brown

Now You See Me

Character : Merritt McKinney


Character : Host

Ted & Venus

Character : Homeless Vietnam Veteran

Seven Psychopaths

Character : Charlie Costello

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

Raw for Life

Character : Himself

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Character : Himself

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

Character : Himself

The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique

Character : Himself

Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis

Character : Himself

Bay Coven

Character : Slater

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Character : Haymitch Abernathy

The Outsider

Character : Himself

Out of the Furnace

Character : Harlan DeGroat

Free Birds

Character : Jake (voice)

David Blaine: Real or Magic

Character : Himself

Triple 9

Character : Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen

Now You See Me 2

Character : Merritt McKinney


Character : Wilson

Killer Instinct

Character : Charlie Long

L.A. Story

Character : Harris' Boss


Character : Lyndon B. Johnson

Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows

Character : No character defined

The Duel

Character : Abraham Brant

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Character : Bill Willoughby

The Glass Castle

Character : Rex Walls


Character : Jason 'Woods' Valley

War for the Planet of the Apes

Character : The Colonel

The Edge of Seventeen

Character : Mr. Bruner

Mickey's 60th Birthday

Character : Woody Boyd

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Character : Tobias Beckett

Lost in London

Character : Woody Harrelson

Welcome to Hollywood

Character : Woody Harrelson

She Hate Me

Character : Leland Powell

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Character : Extra (uncredited)

She's Having a Baby

Character : Himself (uncredited)

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Character : Woody Harrelson

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

Character : Taxi Driver

True Believer

Character : Man in Dodd's office

Shock and Awe

Character : Jonathan Landay

Slipp Jimmy fri

Character : Roy Arnie (voice)

The Highwaymen

Character : Manny Gault

Zombieland: Double Tap

Character : Tallahassee


Character : Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

Miloš Forman: Co tě nezabije…

Character : No character defined


Character : Carnage / Cletus Kasady

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

Character : Himself

Venom 2

Character : Cletus Kasady/ Carnage


Character : Narrator

Woody Harrelson Tv Credits

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Character : No character defined

Spin City

Character : No character defined

E! True Hollywood Story

Character : No character defined

Real Time with Bill Maher

Character : No character defined

Celebrities Uncensored

Character : No character defined

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Character : No character defined

The Simpsons

Character : No character defined

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Character : No character defined

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

Character : No character defined


Character : Woody Boyd

Will & Grace

Character : No character defined

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Character : No character defined

The Academy Awards

Character : No character defined

Saturday Night Live

Character : No character defined

True Detective

Character : Martin Hart


Character : Woody Boyd

The Graham Norton Show

Character : Himself

Saturday Night Live

Character : Himself - Host