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)
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.