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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson

Birth Date :

July 23, 1961

Birth Place :

Midland, Texas, USA

Spouse :

Nancy Simon (29-Jun-85 - 1986), Laura Louie (his former assistant, since 11-Jan-98)

Claim to fame :

As Woody Boyd in TV series "Cheers" (1985-1993)

Biography


A fine blend of talent and look who has triumphantly made a smooth transition from small to big screen feature, Woody Harrelson wonderfully surpasses the actors of his ilk to shine brightly as one of the lauded leading men Hollywood ever has. The second of three children in his family, Woody was born Woodrow Tracy Harrelson on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas and grew up in Lebanon, Ohio under the sole nurture of his mother, Diane Lou Oswald, following her divorce from husband Charles Voyde Harrelson in 1964. Though as a child he initially was deemed dyslexic, hyperactive, also psychologically disturbed, the guy instead managed to obtain a Presbyterian scholarship to study theater arts and English at Indiana's Hanover College where he later was able to hone his acting craft properly with more than 25 appearances in its stage productions up to his graduation in 1983.

Already fixed his mind to pursue a professional acting career, Woody later chose New York to be his first destination and within a short time delightfully landed his first stint as Matthew Broderick's understudy in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" before joined the regular cast of NBC's sitcom "Cheers" in 1985. Adding another color to this high-rated show through his portrayal of a dim-witted but good-hearted bartender named Woody Boyd, he immediately found himself to be the center of widespread attention as consequence, particularly after scoring five consecutive Emmys nods of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category from 1987 to 1991. Successfully took home one at the 1989 event, the superb attainment thereby really provided him solid base to continue his way in the industry by the time "Cheers" ended in 1993 for he next was seen in a series of well-known film features which included "Natural Born Killers" (1994), "Money Train" (1995), plus "Kingpin" (1996) among others.

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Video: Woody Harrelson and 'Hunger Games' Cast Take on Taylor Swift on 'SNL'

November 16, 2014 16:44:57 GMT

got help from "" cast members during his hosting gig on "". The actor made fun of , comparing the year 1989 when he first hosted the show to the year that the country/pop singer referred to in her new album.
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Woody Harrelson Stages 'Hunger Games' in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

November 12, 2014 08:47:02 GMT

is promoting his upcoming hosting gig on "" in some funny sketches. Appearing with "SNL" featured player , the Academy Award-winning actor proposes "Hunger Games" on the NBC show, encouraging the cast to fight to the death like the plot of his movie "".
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Woody Harrelson Will Host 'SNL' With Musical Guest Kendrick Lamar

November 03, 2014 02:40:44 GMT

is booked for a "" appearance. The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor has been tapped to host the November 15 episode of the long-running variety series.
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Woody Harrelson Says He Will Literally Get Very Drunk for Haymitch in 'Catching Fire'

September 13, 2012 04:39:15 GMT

With Francis Lawrence now tackling the helming duty for "", will seemingly be able to explore his character Haymitch Abernathy even deeper. Woody opens up that Francis allows him to get literally high to portray the drunkard mentor to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
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Rick Ross' Super-Luxurious Life Highlighted in 'Amsterdam' Music Video

August 15, 2012 07:27:02 GMT

In support of his song "Amsterdam", has premiered a music video for the track. Directed by Dre Films, the clip shows Rozay rapping in a super-luxurious victorian style mansion which is adorned with well-manicured lawns, antique statues, water fountains, gold-plated chandeliers and fancy sport cars.
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First Humorous Trailer for Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson's 'Seven Psychopaths'

August 15, 2012 06:26:18 GMT

"" has premiered its first trailer, which is jam-packed with tons of humorous scenes. It focuses on different stories of a group of men who get caught in trouble for kidnapping a puppy from a gangster. It's also studded with a host of notable stars, including the likes of , , and .
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Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson Are PETA's 2012 Sexiest Vegetarians

June 28, 2012 18:29:32 GMT

PETA has named the two celebrities that will hold the title of Sexiest Vegetarians this year. The animal rights organization picked and because their animal-free diet "combined 45 years of cruelty-free eating have saved at least 4,500 animals" from being killed.
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Photos: Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher on 'Now You See Me' Set in Las Vegas

April 11, 2012 04:32:33 GMT

and have started to work on their new thriller film, "" in Las Vegas. The two actors were photographed filming a scene with co-star on Tuesday afternoon, April 10.
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'Prometheus' Mask Design Hints at Space Jockey-Alike Alien

January 11, 2012 06:39:23 GMT

How the alien will look like in Ridley Scott's "" might be revealed in two leaked photos obtained by Cinemart. The pictures feature what is claimed to be the early work on a mask design for the extraterrestrial creature that will appear in the much awaited sci-fi thriller.
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Shonda Rhimes' New Drama 'Scandal' Gets Premiere Date

January 11, 2012 05:53:26 GMT

ABC has announced the latest update from its midseason schedule at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. During the panel taking place on Tuesday, January 10, the network let people know when they can tune in new shows "" and "".
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Black Sabbath Initially Set for Coachella, but Backing Out at Last Minute

January 11, 2012 04:50:07 GMT

, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward were initially among the headliners for 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, it's reported. The reunited members of , however, were forced to pull out of the gig just before the official lineup announcement was made on Monday, January 9.
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Woody Harrelson Wants Haymitch to Be 'Snazzy Dresser' Alcoholic in 'Hunger Games'

January 11, 2012 04:45:30 GMT

"" will likely present a stylish Haymitch Abernathy. The character is described in the book as a "paunchy, middle-aged man" who is also a terrible alcoholic, but the actor filling in the part, , claims that he doesn't want to portray the character in a "Barfly" stereotype.
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Woody Harrelson Scores Winning Goal at Charity Soccer Game

June 07, 2010 08:17:28 GMT

led his team to victory in ' charity soccer game on Sunday, June 6 after scoring the winning goal. Pro players and Brit celebrities, including pop star Williams, represented England at the match, going head-to-head against the Rest of the World team, which was comprised of Harrelson, actors and and celebrity chef , among others.
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Woody Harrelson Campaigning for Healthy School Meals

May 01, 2010 04:08:33 GMT

Vegan is urging U.S. government officials to support a bill enforcing healthy eating in schools across America. The "Cheers" star swears by his hardcore vegetarian diet and is known for providing his movie co-stars with alternatives to meat on set.
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Woody Harrelson and Paparazzo Made Peace Treaty

April 17, 2010 04:31:55 GMT

has reached an undisclosed settlement with a paparazzo who accused the actor of choking him during a violent bust-up in 2006. Josh Levine filed suit against the actor in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2008, alleging Harrelson broke his video camera, choked him and ordered his bodyguard to attack the photographer during the incident in Hollywood, California.
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Woody Harrelson Denies He's a Sex Addict

March 31, 2010 06:15:14 GMT

Actor has exploded the myth he's a sex addict - insisting a remark he once made was blown out of proportion. The movie star was once asked about rumors he was hooked on sex and he responded by stating, "I can't think of anything better to be addicted to."
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Woody Harrelson Not Expecting Oscars Win

February 24, 2010 06:42:56 GMT

is expecting to go home a loser on Oscar night, march 7 - because he's convinced he's the worst actor in his category. Harrelson lost his first chance at Oscar gold to in 1997, when he was up for Best Leading Actor in "The People vs. Larry Flynt".
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Woody Harrelson's 'Defendor' Releases New Trailer

February 16, 2010 02:47:21 GMT

Another sneak peek to "" has been shared through a new trailer. Debuted by Trailer Addict, the snippet features a normal guy who is determined to be a superhero, using only simple costume and unconventional weapons of mass confusion to fight crime.
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