- Date of Birth:
- July 23, 1961
- 5' 10"
Warren Beatty (born Woodrow Tracy Harrelson on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas) is an American actor, activist and playwright. Woody attended Hanover College in Indiana, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 1983. Woody’s first major role was his breakout, as he joined the cast of Cheers in 1985 as bartender Woody Boyd. He was nominated five times for Emmys, winning one in 1989. He started in Wildcats with Goldie Hawn in 1986 and with Wesley Snipes in White Men Can’t Jump. In 1993, he played against Robert Redford and Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal, and starred in Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Woody’s role in The People vs. Larry Flynt won him critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination. Woody took a break from movies in the early 2000s, returning to co-star in 2003’s Anger Management. In 2007, Woody had a key role in No Country For Old Men and Battle In Seattle. Two years later, he received praise for his role in The Messenger. Woody returned to television in 2014, starring in the critically acclaimed True Detective alongside Matthew McConaughey. Woody was also cast as Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film franchise.
Best Known For:
Woody Harrelson is best known as an actor that appeared on Cheers and in movies like Natural Born Killers, Zombieland and in The Hunger Games franchise.
Woody married Nancy Simon in 1985 while in Tijuana as a joke but remained married for ten months. In 2008, Woody married Laura Louie, his longtime girlfriend. They have three daughters together: Deni, Zoe and Makani. In 1982, In 1996, he was arrested after planting four hemp seeds as a protest of the difference between industrial hemp and recreational marijuana. He is an advocate for the legalization of both.