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Woody Harrelson ACTOR




WOODY HARRELSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Woody Harrelson was born on July 23rd, 1961 in Midland, Texas with the birth name Woodrow Tracy Harrelson to parents, Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson.  He had two brothers and when his parents later divorced, he and his brothers were raised in Lebanon, Ohio.  After high school, he earned his degree in drama and English from Hanover College in Indiana.  His father, Charles Harrelson was later sentenced to two life sentences for murdering a Federal Judge, John Howland Wood and died in a Colorado prison on March 15th, 2007.
 
His career as an actor first began as a stage actor working in the New York Theatre as an understudy for a production called, “Biloxi Blues”.  It did not take long before he was cast in his break through television role on the series,“Cheers” (1982) for which he was later honored with an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series.
 
Along with having a career as a television actor, Harrelson also was able to appear in a number of films such as, “Wildcats” (1986) and the television movie, “Cool Blue” (1990).
 
The start of his career was quite busy as he never abandoned theater completely so he was trying to work in all three, television, film and continued to hold roles in a number of stage productions such as, “Zoo Story” and “Brooklyn Laundry”.  He even directed his own play in 1999, “Furthest From the Sun” and later in his career in 2005-2006 he starred in, “Night of the Iguana” at the Lyric Theater.
As his career progressed he appeared in a number of highly successful films such as, “Doc Hollywood” (1991), “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992), “Indecent Proposal” (1993) starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore, “Natural Born Killers” (1994), “Kingpin” (1996), “Anger Management” (2003), “After Sunset” and “She Hate Me” (both 2004).
 
In 2009 he starred it what many say was one of his most amazing performances as Captain Tony Stone in the film, “The Messenger”.  For his performance he received nominations for a Satellite Award, an Independent Spirit Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
 
He continues to work in the industry today with some of his latest roles being in, “2012” (2009), “Friends with Benefits” (2011), “Rampart” (2011) and soon to release, “The Hunger Games” (2012), “Turkeys” (2012) and “Now You See Me” (2013).  He also recently finished directing a play that he wrote, “A Bullet for Adolf” in Toronto, Ontario back in 2011.

Harrelson had been married only once to Nancy Simon from 1985 through 1986. He then he met his assistant, Laurie Louie and since 2008 the couple have been married.  He currently resides with her and their three children.  Woody remains very involved in the support of marijuana use and legalization.  He is also very vocal about his choice of eating habits.  He only eats raw foods and his wife is the cofounder of an organic food company.  Harrelson also voices his opinions on environmental issues and is a peace activist.  He is a supporter of UNICEF and has done is best lately to remain out of the media spotlight for numerous run-ins with law enforcement.


Filmography

2012  Turkeys  
2013  Now You See Me 
2012  Seven Psychopaths 
2012  The Hunger Games 
2011  Game Change
2011  Rampart
2011  Friends with Benefits
2010  Bunraku
2009  2012
2009  Zombieland
2009  Defendor
2009  The Messenger
2008  Seven Pounds
2008  Management
2008  Surfer, Dude
2008  Semi-Pro
2008  Sleepwalking
2008  Transsiberian
2007  Battle in Seattle
2007  The Grand
2007  No Country for Old Men
2007  The Walker
2006  A Scanner Darkly
2006  Free Jimmy
2006  A Prairie Home Companion
2005  The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
2005  North Country
2005  The Big White
2004  After the Sunset
2004  She Hate Me
2003  Anger Management
2003  Scorched
2001  Will & Grace 
1999  Play It to the Bone
1999  Edtv
1999  Frasier
1998  The Hi-Lo Country
1998  The Thin Red Line
1998  Ellen
1998  Palmetto
1997  Wag the Dog
1997  Welcome to Sarajevo
1996  Spin City
1996  The People vs. Larry Flynt
1996  Kingpin
1996  The Sunchaser 
1995  Money Train
1994  The Simpsons
1994  Natural Born Killers
1994  The Cowboy Way
1994  I'll Do Anything
1985-1993 Cheers
1993  Indecent Proposal
1992  White Men Can't Jump
1991  Ted & Venus
1991  Doc Hollywood
1991  L.A. Story
1990  The American Film Institute Presents: TV or Not TV?
1990  Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme 
1990  Cool Blue 
1990  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1989  Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend
1989  Dear John 
1989  True Believer
1988  Killer Instinct 
1988  Mickey's 60th Birthday 
1987  Bay Coven 
1987  Paul Reiser Out on a Whim
1986  Wildcats
1978  Harper Valley P.T.A.







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