Woody Harrelson Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth, Salary

Woody Harrelson Biography

A native of Midland, Texas, Woody Harrelson born Woodrow Tracy Harrelson is an American actor and playwright. Woody is a recipient of numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award. He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

Tracey Harrelson gained fame for his role as bartender Woody Boyd on the NBC sitcom Cheers (1985-1993). He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series from a total of five nominations for his role on Cheers. He has received three Academy Award nominations: Best Actor for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Best Supporting Actor for The Messenger (2009) and for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Marty Hart in the first season of the HBO crime anthology series True Detective.

Woody Harrelson Age and Birthday

The American renowned actor, Woodrow Tracy Harrelson, was born on July 23rd, 1961 in Midland, Texas, United States. Woody is 59 years old as of 2020. He celebrates his birthday on July 23rd every year.

Woody Harrelson Height and Weight

Woody measures a standing height of 5 feet 9 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.75 meters tall. He also weighs 83 kilograms which is equivalent to 182 lbs. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

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Woody Harrelson Family, Parents, and Siblings

Tracy Harrelson is the son of Diane Oswald, his mother, and Charles Voyde Harrelson, his father. His mother is a secretary while his father is a convicted hitman. He was raised in a Presbyterian household alongside his two brothers, Jordan and Brett, the latter of whom also became an actor.

Their father received a life sentence for the 1979 killing of federal judge John H. Wood Jr. Harrelson has stated that his father was rarely around during his childhood. Charles died in the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility on March 15, 2007. Harrelson’s family was poor and relied on his mother’s wages. In 1973, he moved to his mother’s native city of Lebanon, Ohio.

Woody Harrelson Dating, Wife and Children

Harrelson married Nancy Simon in 1985 in Tijuana. Nancy is the daughter of playwright Neil Simon. Their union was not meant to be serious as they had planned to divorce the following day, but the storefront marriage/divorce parlor was closed when they returned to it.

As such, they remained married for another ten months. Woody married Laura Louie in 2008. Laura is a co-founder of the organic food delivery Yoganics. The lovely couple met in 1987 when she worked as his personal assistant. They reside in Maui, Hawaii. The couple has been blessed with three daughters called; Deni, Zoe, and Makani.

Woody Harrelson Education and Career


Harrelson attended Lebanon High School where he graduated in 1979. Woody spent the summer of 1979 working at Kins Island amusement park. He later attended Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. While studying, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and received a BFA in Theater and English in 1973. While studying at Hanover College, he crossed paths with future Vice President Mike Pence.


Harrelson is widely known for his work on the NBC sitcom Cheers. He played bartender Woody Boyd, who replaced Coach (played by Nicholas Colasanto, who died in February 1985). He joined the cast in 1985 in season four, spending the final eight seasons (1985–1993) on the show.

For this role, Harrelson was nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning once in 1989. His character, Woody Boyd, was from Hanover, Indiana, where Harrelson attended college. In 1999, Harrelson guest-starred in the Cheers spin-off success Frasier, in which he reprised the role of “Woody Boyd.”

He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for this performance. He appeared in several 2001 episodes of Will & Grace as Grace’s new boyfriend Nathan. In 2018, Harrelson appeared in a cameo at the end of the film Venom, portraying Cletus Kasady, and he will appear as the main antagonist in the film Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

In 2019, he starred with Kevin Costner in The Highwaymen. In November 2019, he starred in Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster movie Midway, playing Admiral Chester Nimitz. The film also starred Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Dennis Quaid, and Mandy Moore.

The same year he reprised his role of Tallahassee in Zombieland 2: Double Tap

Woody Harrelson Net Worth and Salary

Woody has been able to gather an estimated net worth of $65 million. He has acquired majority of his fortune from his acting career. His annual salary is currently under review. This information will soon be updated.

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