Woody Harrelson

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
  • Birth Place: Midland, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/23/1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; musician
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Woody Harrelson Fast Facts:
  • Was once lead singer for the band Manly Moondog and the Three Kool Hats.
  • In 1996, at the Golden Gate Bridge, demonstrated against the logging of redwoods; was arrested and sentenced to 25 hours of community service.
  • Until 2009, ran VoiceYourself, a group that promotes organic living.
  • That same year, while promoting his Iraq War film The Messenger, on The Colbert Report, he allowed host Stephen Colbert to shave his head on camera while they sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." Harrelson received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the film.
  • Scored the winning goal, on a penalty kick, for the 2010 UNICEF Soccer Aid event.
  • Cowrote and directed the play Bullet for Adolf, which was presented in Toronto in 2011. The story---which revolves around eight people in Houston in 1983---was inspired by Harrelson's experience with cowriter Frankie Hyman, with whom he worked construction in that city during his scuffling days.
  • Woody Harrelson Relationships:
  • Brett Harrelson - Brother
  • Jordan Harrelson - Brother
  • Zoe Harrelson - Daughter
  • Makani Ravello - Daughter
  • Laura Louie - Wife
  • Deni Montana Harrelson - Daughter
  • Charles Voyde Harrelson - Father
  • Diane Harrelson - Mother
  • Nancy Simon - Ex-wife
  • Woody Harrelson Awards:
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • College:
  • Hanover College, Hanover, IN (BA in Theater Arts and English, 1983)

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