Woody Harrelson Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is an award-winning American actor and playwright. He was born on July 23, 1961, in Midland, Texas, USA.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961, in Midland, Texas, USA. He is 61 years old now (as of 2023). Charles Voyde Harrelson, a convicted hitman, and his secretary mother Diane Lou Oswald gave birth to him. Woody grew up in a Presbyterian household with his two brothers, Jordan and Brett. His brothers are both actors.

Their father was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of federal judge John H. Wood Jr. in 1979. Harrelson claims that his father did not spend much time with him as a child. Charles died on March 15, 2007, at the United States Penitentiary’s Administrative Maximum Facility. Following his father’s death, his entire family was reliant on his mother. Similarly, he is of American nationality, but his ethnicity is unknown.

He was a Briarwood School student. He moved to Lebanon, Ohio, his mother’s hometown, and attended school there until 1979, graduating from Lebanon High School. Woody worked at Kings Island during the summer of 1979. Harrelson attended Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where he majored in English and drama. He met future Vice President Mike Pence at that university while a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1983, he received his diploma.

Woody Harrelson’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 83kg, according to his body measurements. His chest-waist-hip dimensions are 42-15-36 inches. Similarly, his shoe size is 10 (US). Similarly, he has a pair of blue eyes and brown hair.

Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson’s Profession & Career

Harrelson is best recognized for his role on the NBC sitcom Cheers. Coach (played by Nicholas Colasanto, who died in February 1985) was replaced by him bartender Woody Boyd. Beginning in season four of 1985, he appeared as a cast member on the show for the final eight seasons (1985-1993). Harrelson received five Emmy Awards for this role, but he only received one in 1989. Woody Boyd, the character played by Harrelson, was from Hanover, Indiana.

Harrelson also took part in Soccer Aid 2012 on May 27, 2012. The final result was 3-1 in favor of England. In the HBO political limited series White House Plumbers, which is planned to premiere in 2023, Harrelson will play intelligence officer E. Howard Hunt. The series’ main focus will be the Watergate affair and inquiry. The series is executive produced by Harrelson.


Harrelson began his film career while still working on Cheers. Wildcats, a 1986 football comedy starring Goldie Hawn, was his first feature film. Following his appearance in Wildcats, he co-starred in the 1990 romantic comedy Cool Blue with Hank Azaria. He worked again with Wesley Snipes, who made his cinematic debut in Wildcats, in the financially successful films White Men Can’t Jump (1992) and Money Train (1995). Harrelson co-starred in the drama Indecent Proposal starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore in 1993. The film was a box office success, grossing more than $265,000,000 worldwide.

Harrelson portrayed Tobias Beckett, a criminal who acted as Han Solo’s mentor in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story by Lucasfilm. Harrelson appeared briefly as Cletus Kasady in the 2018 film Venom. Woody appeared alongside Kevin Costner in the 2019 film The Highwaymen. In Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster Midway, he played Admiral Chester Nimitz, which was released in theaters in November 2019. The next year, Harrelson returned to Tallahassee in Zombieland 2: Double Tap.

He will also play Felix Kersten in the upcoming film The Man with the Miraculous Hands, based on Joseph Kessel’s 1960 novel of the same name. In the 2023 film “Champions,” he played the coach of a Special Olympics basketball team. The film featured numerous performers with impairments.


Harrelson directed Theater Furthest from the Sun, a play he authored, at Minneapolis’ Theatre de la Jeune Lune in 1999. Following that, he played in Roundabout’s 2000 Broadway revival of N. Richard Nash’s The Rainmaker, in Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss in 2001, and in John Kolvenbach’s On an Average Day alongside Kyle MacLachlan in the London West End in the fall of 2002. Harrelson oversaw the Toronto debut of Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth at the Berkley Street Theater in the summer of 2003.

Harrelson made a triumphant return to London’s West End in the Lyric Theater’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana in the winter of 2005-2006. From April 21 to May 7, 2011, the historic Hart House Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, hosted Harrelson’s production of Bullet for Adolf, a play he co-wrote with Frankie Hyman. Bullet for Adolf premiered Off-Broadway (New World Stages) on July 19, 2012, and closed on September 30, 2012, canceling its previously announced extension through October 21, 2012. The performance was slammed by New York critics.

Woody Harrelson’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship

In 1985, Harrelson married Nancy Simon, the daughter of a dramatist, in Tijuana. The couple had no intention of staying together, and they planned to divorce the next day. When they returned to the storefront marriage/divorce parlor, it was already closed, so they remained together for another 10 months. In 2008, he married Laura Louie, a co-founder of the organic food delivery service Yoganics. When they first met in 1987, she was his personal assistant. Their three daughters, born in 1993, 1996, and 2006, now live with them in Maui, Hawaii.

In addition, Hanover College bestowed an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) to Harrelson in 2014. Harrelson enjoys playing chess. In November 2018, he attended the inaugural encounter of the World Chess Championship between American challenger Fabiano Caruana and Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen in London. He started the game’s first ceremonial play. He also made the official opening move for the previous World Chess Championship, which was held in New York in 2016.

Harrelson’s close buddy Matthew McConaughey speculated that the two men might be related in 2023. McConaughey’s mother supposedly had a sexual relationship with the actor’s father, Charles Harrelson, around the time of his conception.

Filmography and Achievements

Harrelson is well-known for his work both in front of and behind the camera in a variety of projects, and his portfolio includes performances in films and other mediums spanning a wide range of genres. His acting achievements have earned him nominations for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, three Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.

He garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his depiction of Larry Flynt in the 1996 biographical film The People vs. Larry Flynt. He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his parts in the films The Messenger (2009) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) as a Gulf War veteran and a police chief.

His breakout portrayal as bartender Woody Boyd earned him five nominations and one victory on television in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Harrelson later returned to television with parts in the comedy series Frasier and the 2012 television film Game Change.

Woody Harrelson’s Salary and Net Worth

This professional actor and playwright has amassed a sizable fortune over the course of his career. As of 2023, he has a net worth of $90 million. Woody Harrelson is paid more than $300,000 per episode for his appearances on television shows.

Woody Harrelson’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

In terms of his social media presence, he is active on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His ‘Woody Harrelson’ official Facebook profile has almost 3 million followers. Similarly, his Instagram account ‘@woodyharrelson’ has over 3.2 million followers and 297 posts. Similarly, he joined Twitter in December 2016 and has over 113K followers on his ‘@WoodyHarrelson’ account.

Quick Facts

Full NameWoody Harrelson
Born Date23 Jul 1961
Age61 years
Lucky Number11
Lucky StoneRuby
Lucky ColorGold
Best Match for MarriageSagittarius, Gemini, Aries
CountryUnited States
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
Relationship Statusmarried
WifeLaura Louie
Break UpBrooke Shields Carol Kane Glenn Close Ally Sheedy
DivorceNancy Simon
Net Worth$90 Million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBrown
Body Size42-15-36 inches
Birth PlaceMidland, Texas
EducationHanover College
FatherCharles Harrelson
MotherDiane Lou Oswald
Siblings2 (Brett Harrelson, Jordan Harrelson)
Kids3 (Zoe Giordano Harrelson, Deni Montana Harrelson, Makani Ravello Harrelson)
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