Woody Harrelson

Inside Biography

Emmy Award winner, Woodrow Tracy “Woody” Harrelson aka Woody Harrelson is an American actor, comedian, activist, and playwright. He debuted with a breakthrough performance as bartender Woody Boyd in the television sitcom Cheers.

He is best known for portrayals of basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump. 

Early Life And Education Of Woody Harrelson

Woodrow "Woody" Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961, in Midland, Texas of United States. He is the son of Diane Lou Oswald and Charles Voyde Harrelson. His nationality is American and is of White ethnicity.

Harrelson has two brothers; Jordan Harrelson and Brett Harrelson, with whom he grew up in a Presbyterian household. 

His parents were divorced during the year 1964. His father was a convicted contract killer, who received a life sentence for the 1979 killing of Federal Judge John  H. Wood Jr. in San Antonio, Texas. His father died on March 15, 2007, in United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility.

He struggled a lot in his early days, as his family was poor and reliant on his mother's salary. He moved to his mother's native city Lebanon, Ohio in 1973, where he studied at Lebanon High School. He spent the summer of 1979 working at Kings Island amusement park.

He attended Hanover College, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theater and English in 1983. 

He told Playboy in October 2009: "I was getting into theology and studying the roots of the Bible, but then I started to discover the man-made nature of it. I started seeing things that made me ask, 'Is God really speaking through this instrument?' My eyes opened to the reality of the Bible being just a doc u ment to control people. At the time I was a real mama's boy and deeply mesmerized by the church."

Harrelson was friends with future Vice President Mike Pence, a fellow Hanover attendee while attending Hanover.

Woody Harrelson's Career

Professionally Woody is working across the entertainment industry for the very long time as a playwright, actor, and activist. Since 1985, he has been very sincere in his profession and earning a proper profile among the people. 


Woody made his debut from the NBC sitcom Cheers. He portrayed a bartender Woody Boyd in the series. For his significant work in the series, he was nominated for five Emmy Awards winning once in 1989.

Following the success of his career debut, he starred as a guest in the Cheers spin-off success Frasier in 1999.

Harrelson took part playing in Soccer Aid 2010 for UNICEF UK on June 6, 2010, at Old Trafford in Manchester. He came as a substitute for Gordon Ramsay and took the final penalty in the penalty shootout, following a 2-2 draw after 91 minutes.

Despite being initially unaware of exactly from where his kick had to be taken, Harrelson scored to win the game for "The Rest of the World" team, beating England for the first time since the tournament began. 

He also took part in Soccer Aid 2012 on May 27, 2012, which ended in favor of England.


Harrelson made his movie debut from the 1986 sports comedy movie Wildcats. The movie turned out to be a box office hit grossing $26.2 million worldwide.and raised his fame. He was cast alongside Goldie Hawn, James Keach, and Swoosie Kurtz, among others. The movie was also the debut of Wesley Snipes.

He reunited with Wesley Snipes in other box office hit White Men Can't Jump and the box office bomb Money Train.

He starred opposite Robert Redford and Demi Moore in the 1993 drama Indecent Proposal, which was a box office success grossing $265 million.

Harrelson played a key role as Carson Wells in the Oscar-winning 2007 crime thriller movie, No Country for Old Men which were a crime thriller that won the Oscar during the year 2007.

The film won Best Picture and Best Director for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Also, Harrelson won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast, along with Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Kelly Macdonald.

His pictures seem very good looking that made him attract his fans along with his salary as well.

Woody Harrelson's Net Worth and Salary

Woody Harrelson's net worth is $65 million at present. His salary ranges to million, which he earned from his successful film career. He has numerous hit movies in his career. 

Here's the list of the movies that made a good collection at the box office.

Personal Life Of Woody Harrelson

Woody is vegan and proud of being it. Woody loves cooking a lot and often makes his best dishes with the help of his wife.

Woody has been married twice in life. He first married Nancy Simon, daughter of Neil Simon long duration of the affair. The pair tied the knot in 1985  in Tijuana. They had a divorce after ten months of their marriage, as the relationship was not intended to be serious.

The couple first met on 29 June 1985 and started the relationship. They divorced on 20 January 1986 with a mutual understanding. However, the reason behind their divorce is not mentioned by both the parties. They were also known as the best couple during the time when they were together.

Following his divorce with Nancy Simon, Woody got engaged with Laura Louie. Louie is Harrelson's former a s sistant and co-founder of Yoganics, an organic food delivery service. The pair married in 2008, after an affair for many years.

They have three daughters; Deni, Zoe, and Makani. The family of five is living a happy and successful life with the bondage of the love and affection among each other. They reside in Maui.

He was in an affair with Moon Unit Zappa as well as Ally Sheedy in the past. Woody also dictated being a sex addict and he also minimized his addiction towards the use of drug and sex.

Woody stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 83 kg tall in his height with the perfect shaped body and manages weight. 

by Bchrome, 26 Jan, 2016

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