Woody Harrelson is an accomplished actor whose phenomenal acting skills have been evident in many movies and series; most notably is his excellent portrayal of Haymitch Abernathy in the critically acclaimed Hunger Games film series. He has secured a couple of leading roles in fantastic movies over the years and has received several awards and nominations as a result.
His amazing performance in the commercially successful hit movie, Indecent Proposal, earned him an MTV Movie Award, thereby, escalating him to the heights of eminence. Beyond being an actor, Woody Harrelson is an advocator of the war against environmental degradation and has greatly participated in the campaign to legalize Marijuana. Read on as we explore more about this adept actor.
Woody Harrelson’s Biography (Age)
Woody Tracy Harrelson was born in the beautiful city of Midland, Texas on the 23rd July 1961, to Diana, a legal clerk, and Charles Voyde Harrelson. Though born in Texas, he grew up with his two brothers in his mother’s hometown, Lebanon, Ohio, where he was raised in a Christian Home.
Regarding his educational achievements, the actor had his basic education at Lebanon High school, shortly after that, he worked briefly at Kings Island recreational centre during the 1979 summer. He later became an alumnus of Hannover College, Indiana in 1983, after he obtained a BA in English and Theatre Arts with a Presbyterian scholarship. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2014.
Woody Harrelson put his acting career to a start in the 1985 comedy TV series, Cheers, which was aired on NBC. Following his skillful performance in the TV series, Harrelson gained five Emmy Award nominations and eventually landed a win in 1989. Other fantastic television series he has displayed his excellent skills in are Bay Coven, Killer Instinct, Game Change, Will & Grace, Spin City, Dear John, Ellen, and many others.
The award-winning actor made his first appearance in a motion picture when he starred opposite Goldie Hawn in a comedy movie titled, Wildcats. He further became more famous when he was cast to play Larry Flynt, in the movie, The People vs. Larry Flynt. His brilliant performance earned him a Golden Global Award nomination and equally an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor. Similarly, his performance in a war film titled, The Thin Red Line, where he played Sergeant Keck also received critical acclaim.
His exceptional acting skills can further be seen in other movies such as Natural Born Killers, White Men Can’t Jump, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Edge Of Seventeen, Wag the Dog, Seven Psychopaths, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and many more. Harrelson also flexed his brilliance in some interesting stage works such as The Boy Next Door, Bullet for Adolf and many others.
Woody Harrelson has additionally showcased his multi-talented nature in movies such as Lost in London, Furthest from the Sun and This Is Our Youth, for which he served as the writer, director, and producer alongside featuring as an actor.
What Is His Net Worth?
Who Is His Father?
Woody Harrelson was one of the three boys that were born to Diana and Charles Voyde Harrelson. His father was a hitman who was convicted and jailed for the assassination of John H. Wood Jr., the first federal judge to have been killed in the 20th century. He died while serving his life-sentence jail term in 2007.
Family – Wife, And Kids
Woody Harrelson has been married twice; in 1985, he first married Nancy Simon but later signed the divorce papers after ten months.
Then, in 2008, he walked down the aisle with Laura Louie, his former personal assistant, who is presently a co-founder of an organic food delivery firm – Yoganics and also a social activist. Their union has produced three daughters – Deni Montana, Zoe Giordano, and Makani Ravello.
Woody Harrelson and his daughter, Zoe, starred in a seven-minute short film for U2’s song, ‘For Someone’ in 2015.
Woody Harrelson’s Height
The multi-talented actor is modestly tall as he stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 82 kg. His other body measurements are 42-15-36 inches for chest, biceps and waist size respectively. Woody Harrelson also wears a shoe size of 10 (US).