Woody Harrelson

  • Birth Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
  • Birth Place: Midland, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Musician
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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.
  • 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.

Awards

  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest 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
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1996, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: 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
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2017, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2018, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee

Relationships

  • Charles Voyde Harrelson — Father
  • Diane Harrelson — Mother
  • Brett Harrelson — Brother
  • Jordan Harrelson — Brother
  • Laura Louie — Wife
  • Deni Montana Harrelson — Daughter
  • Nancy Simon — Ex-wife
  • Zoe Harrelson — Daughter
  • Makani Ravello — Daughter

College

  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, United States (BA in Theater Arts and English, 1983)

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