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Woody Harrelson
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Harrelson in October 2016
Born
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson

July 23, 1961 (1961-07-23) (age 58)
Residence Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
Alma mater Hanover College
Occupation Actor, comedian, playwright
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s)
Nancy Simon
(m. 1985; div. 1986)

Laura Louie
(m. 2008)
Children 3
Relatives Charles Harrelson (father)
Brett Harrelson (brother)

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and playwright. His breakout role came in 1985 as bartender Woody Boyd in the television sitcom Cheers. He later became known for his portrayals of Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992), Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), and Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). More recent roles include Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009), Capt. Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009), Dave Brown in Rampart (2011), Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), Merritt McKinney in the Now You See Me film series (2013–2016), the Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), Bill Willoughby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), and Tobias Beckett in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

Harrelson has been nominated for an Academy Award three times; he was nominated for Best Actor for The People vs. Larry Flynt and Best Supporting Actor for The Messenger and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. For his role in Cheers, he earned five Emmy Award nominations and won one in 1989.

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