Date of Birth: July 23, 1961
Place of Birth: Midland, Texas, USA
Sign:Sun in Leo, Moon in Sagittarius
Relations: Wife: Laura Louie; ex-wife: Nancy Simon (daughter of playwright Neil Simon); kids: Deni Montana, Zoe; father: Charles Voyde Harrelson; mother: Diane Harrelson (secretary); has three brothers
Education: Hanover College
WOODY HARRELSON IS one of a select group of actors who have successfully made the transition from the small to the big screen. An Emmy Award winner for his role of lovable bartender Woody Boyd over the course of eight seasons on Cheers, he has moved deftly between comedy and drama in his choice of film roles. For a role that required a shrewd combination of both, Woody received an Academy Award nomination as best actor for his portrayal of controversial publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Born in Midland, Texas, and raised in Lebanon, Ohio, Woody majored in theatre arts and English at Hanover College in Indiana. Upon graduating, he moved to New York to pursue a career in acting, and a year later landed his first professional role as an understudy in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues.
He made his motion picture debut as a high school football player in Wildcats, which also featured Wesley Snipes, with whom he would later star with in White Men Can't Jump and then again in Money Train. He starred opposite Demi Moore and Robert Redford in Indecent Proposal, and received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the homicidal Micky for director Oliver Stone in Natural Born Killers. His other film credits include Doc Hollywood, L.A. Story, The Cowboy Way, Sunchaser and Kingpin.
Prior to his portrayal of Harry Barber in Palmetto, Woody completed roles in Welcome to Sarajevo, and Wag the Dog, starring with Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro for director Barry Levinson, all to great critical acclaim. He has most recently starred in The Thin Red Line, and The Hi-Lo Country.
1999 The Hi-Lo Country
1999 The Thin Red Line
1998 Wag the Dog
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo
1996 The People Vs. Larry Flynt
1995 Money Train
1994 I'll Do Anything
1994 The Cowboy Way
1994 Natural Born Killers
1993 Indecent Proposal
1992 White Men Can't Jump
1991 Doc Hollywood
1991 Ted and Venus
1991 LA Story
1990 Cool Blue
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