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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson young

Birth Date

July 23, 1961

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Leo

Natural hair color

Blonde

Eye color

Blue

Height

5 ft 9.5 in | 177 cm

Woody Harrelson young photos

Weight

83 kg | 183 pounds

Chest

42 in | 107 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Waist

36 in | 91.5 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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).

New Movies

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

Best Movies

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

TV Shows

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.

Facts

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.

Relationships

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).

Quotes

I never was disillusioned with acting because I love acting. But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movie after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to. So I just took some time off. I was maybe going to do two or three years and it turned into five years. But certainly, I'd say it was the best thing I ever did. And now I come back to this whole thing really energized about it.

But I just felt at one point that I was on a hamster wheel, you know? Just doing movies after movie and thinking so much about career related things and I think missing out on hanging with my friends and family as much I needed to.

I used to have Bible studies at my house. I was in the choir. I was mischievous but also a real mama's boy. It was a pretty happy childhood.

Some people make a great film and then they can't follow up.

I'm one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you're going to like.

I love England, the people, the parks, the theatre.

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