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Woody Harrelson

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Woody Harrelson

American actor and activist add

Category: Music

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (8%), (6%)

Main connections: HBO, True Detective (TV series), Zombieland

Linked to: Reddit, York University, HBO, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals




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Woody Harrelson was born in 1961 add something


Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, the son of Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who divorced in 1964; he has two brothers, Jordan and Brett add something


In 1973, Harrelson moved to his mother's native city, Lebanon, Ohio, where he was raised add something


Harrelson's father, who was a hitman, was arrested for the killing of Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr. in 1979, in San Antonio add something


Harrelson was arrested in Columbus, Ohio in 1982 for disorderly conduct after he was found dancing in the middle of the street add something


He received a bachelor of arts in theater arts and English in 1983 add something


In 1985, Harrelson married Nancy Simon, daughter of playwright Neil Simon, in Tijuana add something


His first movie had been "Wildcats", a football comedy in 1986 with Goldie Hawn add something


For this role, Harrelson was nominated for five Emmy awards, winning once in 1989 add something


Marg Helgenberger - During the early to mid 1990s, Marg played roles in Michael Bortman's adaptation of Robert Boswell's novel, "Crooked Hearts" , Gregg Champion's action comedy "The Cowboy Way" , in which she played Woody Harrelson's love interest, and had a small role as Capt


White Men Can't Jump - "'White Men Can't Jump"' is a 1992 American sports comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers


Travis Tritt - In 1994, Tritt made a special appearance as a bull rider in the movie "The Cowboy Way", which starred Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland


Natural Born Killers - "'Natural Born Killers"' is a 1994 American black comedy crime film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette_Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones


In 1996, he starred in the comedy "Kingpin" alongside Randy Quaid and Vanessa Angel add something


On June 1, 1996, Harrelson was arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana add something


Michael Cimino - Cimino's last feature-length film was 1996's "Sunchaser" with Woody Harrelson and Jon Seda


He starred in the 1997 war film "Welcome to Sarajevo" and in 1997 had a featured role as Sergeant Schumann in "Wag the Dog" add something


In 1998, Harrelson starred in the thriller "Palmetto" and played Sergeant Keck in "The Thin Red Line", a war film nominated for seven Academy awards in 1999 add something


Connie Smith - Also in 1998, Smith made a second cameo appearance in a film, portraying a "Singer at the Rodeo Dance" in "The Hi-Lo Country" starring Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup


The Hi-Lo Country - "'The Hi-Lo Country"' is a 1998 classic American Western-drama film directed by Stephen Frears, starring Billy Crudup, Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Cole_Hauser, Sam Elliott, Patricia Arquette, Enrique Castillo, and Katy Jurado


Also in 1999, he appeared as boxer Vince Boudreau in the Ron Shelton film "Play It to the Bone" add something


In 1999 Harrelson directed his own play, "Furthest from the Sun", at the Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis add something


In 1999, Harrelson guest-starred in the "Cheers" spin-off success "Frasier", in which he reprised the role of Woody Boyd add something


Harrelson was acquitted of these charges in 2000 add something


He followed next in Roundabout's Broadway revival of the N. Richard Nash play "The Rainmaker" in 2000, Sam Shepard's "The Late Henry Moss" in 2001, John Kolvenbach's "On an Average Day" opposite Kyle MacLachlan in London's West End in the fall of 2002, and in the summer of 2003, Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's "This is Our Youth" at the Berkley Street Theater add something


James Gammon - He appeared on stage in Shepard's San Francisco debut of "The Late Henry Moss" along with Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Cheech Marin and Woody Harrelson in 2000


Christian Hejnal - In 2000 he became a visual effects coordinator on the film "Charlie's Angels", and completed work as the visual effects plate coordinator on "Spider-Man", and as a Digital Production Manager for the films "Spider-Man 2", "Darkness Falls" and "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" which stars Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson


He appeared in several 2001 episodes of "Will & Grace" as Grace's new boyfriend add something


In 2002, Harrelson was arrested in London after an incident in a taxi that ended in a police chase add something


Harrelson did not appear in movies again until 2003 when he co-starred as Galaxia in the comedy film "Anger Management" add something


Since 2003, Harrelson has served as a member on NORML's advisory board add something


She Hate Me - "'She Hate Me"' is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling and John Turturro


Also in 2005 he appeared as Kelly Ryan, husband of a contest-obsessed woman in the film "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" add something


In 2005, Harrelson was in "The Big White" and "North Country" add something


In the winter of 2005/2006 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" at the Lyric Theater add something


Defiance, Ohio - Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson co-starred in a 2005 film, "The Prize Winner of Defiance,_Ohio (Defiance,_Ohio_(band))", based on a book by Terry Ryan


Harrelson made two films in 2006, the animated film version of "Free Jimmy" and "A Scanner Darkly" add something


Tony Kaye (director) - He won a Grammy in 2006 for the famous Johnny Cash video "God's Gonna Cut You Down" with cameo appearances by Bono, Johnny Depp, Kanye West, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Iggy Pop, The Dixie Chicks, Brian Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Keith_Richards, Chris Martin, Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jones, Jay-Z, Kris Kristofferson, Owen Wilson, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Amy Lee


Also in a movie released in 2007, "Battle in Seattle", Harrelson played another key role of a Seattle police officer whose pregnant wife loses her baby during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999 add something


In 2007 he played Carter Page III, gay escort of privileged Washington D.C. women, in the film "The Walker" add something


In the Oscar-winning 2007 crime thriller "No Country for Old Men", Harrelson had a key role as Carson Wells, a bounty hunter add something


He has attended environmental events such as the PICNIC'07 festival that was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for three days in September 2007 add something


Woody Austin - After the second round of the 2007 PGA Championship, Austin joked that he was named after actor Woody Harrelson


K. D. Aubert - In 2007 Karen was cast as Julie the Waitress in the movie The Grand which starred Ray Romano, Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, and many more


In 2008, Harrelson appeared in several films, among them the Will Ferrell basketball comedy "Semi-Pro" and the Will Smith stark drama "Seven Pounds" add something


In 2008, TMZ photographer Josh Levine filed a lawsuit against Harrelson for an alleged attack outside a Hollywood nightclub in 2006 add something


On December 28, 2008, Harrelson married Laura Louie, his girlfriend since 1987 add something


David Tennant - Also in 2008, Tennant voiced the character of Hamish the Hunter in the 2008 English language DVD rerelease of the 2006 animated Norwegian film, "Free Jimmy", alongside Woody Harrelson


Seven Pounds - Smith was joined by Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson the following December 2008 to star in "Seven Pounds"


In 2009, Harrelson received significant praise for his performance as Captain Tony Stone in "The Messenger" add something


In 2009, he co-starred in the horror comedy "Zombieland", followed by Roland Emmerich's "2012" where he played Charlie Frost, a man who warns of the end of the world add something


He told "Playboy" in October 2009, "I was getting into theology and studying the roots of the Bible, but I started to discover the man-made nature of it add something


In October 2009, he was conferred an honorary degree by York University for his contributions in the fields of environmental education, sustainability, and activism add something


On the November 12, 2009 episode of the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report", Harrelson was interviewed by Stephen Colbert to promote his movie "The Messenger" add something


Wendy Babcock - Wendy Babcock worked as a sex-worker consultant to Kat Dennings for her role as a sex worker in the 2009 film "Defendor", starring Woody Harrelson


Oren Moverman - "The Messenger", Moverman's first film as a director, co-written with Alessandro Camon and starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay *award and the Peace Film *award at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in 2009


Lisa Ray - Ray guest starred in USA Network series "Psych", which was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, which aired on 30 November 2009 and appeared in a guest role of a reporter, Dominique Ball, in the recent Woody Harrelson movie "Defendor"


In 2010 he starred as a bartender and mentor in the futuristic western martial arts film "Bunraku" add something


In June 2010, Harrelson took part in Soccer Aid at Old Trafford to raise money for UNICEF add something


Kat Dennings - Dennings appeared in the superhero film "Defendor" in 2010, starring Woody Harrelson and Sandra Oh, playing a crack-addicted prostitute


Elias Koteas - In 2010, he played major roles in "Let Me In", the Matt Reeves re-adaptation of "Let the Right One In", and "Defendor", a Canadian superhero film starring Woody Harrelson


Jennifer Aniston - On Earth Day 2010, she joined Courteney Cox, Woody Harrelson, Ben Stiller and others


In 2011, he starred as Tommy in the movie "Friends with Benefits" add something


Harrelson directed "Bullet for Adolf" at the esteemed Hart House Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, which ran from April 21 to May 7, 2011 add something


True Detective - McConaughey came to Pizzolatto's attention for his performance in the 2011 thriller film "The Lincoln Lawyer", and was contracted before the series was commissioned by HBO. He and Woody Harrelson were among a pool of candidates Pizzolatto had in mind for star billing


Game Change (film) - The main cast was announced in March 2011, starting with Julianne Moore as Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain, and Woody Harrelson, who plays McCain campaign chair Steve Schmidt, came aboard soon thereafter


He was cast as Haymitch Abernathy in 2012's "The Hunger Games" add something


"Bullet for Adolf" is set to open Off-Broadway with previews beginning July 19, 2012 and running through September 9, 2012 add something


Abbie Cornish - She will star alongside Woody Harrelson and Colin Farrell in Seven Psychopaths to be released in 2012


Jesse Eisenberg - In 2013, Eisenberg reunited with Woody Harrelson for the magician crime thriller "Now You See Me"


Isla Fisher - In 2013, she starred in the Baz Luhrmann adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo DiCaprio and the magician crime thriller "Now You See Me" with Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson


Pineapple Express (film) - A supposed trailer for the sequel was released on April 1, 2013 with Rogen, Franco, McBride, and Robinson reprising their roles, and Jonah Hill appearing as Woody Harrelson, but this was revealed later to be an April 2008 Fools Prank, promoting their upcoming movie "This Is the End"


He is currently a co-star in the 2014 HBO crime drama "True Detective", along with Matthew McConaughey add something


Matthew McConaughey - He shares star billing with Woody Harrelson in HBO's 2014 series "True Detective"


True Detective (TV series) - "True Detective" premiered on January 12, 2014, beginning an eight episode season starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle_Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles


Triple Nine (film) - In March 2014, Woody Harrelson, Norman_Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Michael Peña rounded out the cast


By Way of Helena - On July 1, 2014, it was announced that Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson would be starring in the western film as David Kingston and Abraham Brant


In 2015, Woody Harrelson and daughter Zoe star in a 7-minute short film for U2's 'Song for Someone add something


In 2016, it was confirmed that Harrelson would join Brie Larson in "The Glass Castle" add something


The project is looking to begin production in Montreal around June 2016 add something


Zombieland - In August 2016, Reese and Wernick confirmed they are working on "Zombieland 2" and were meeting with Woody Harrelson to discuss the film, while stating "all the cast is pretty excited"


In 2017, Lucasfilm announced via that Harrelson would join Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke in the Untitled Han Solo Anthology film add something


Willie Nelson - In 2017, he will appear as himself in Woody Harrelson's live film, "Lost in London"


Star Wars - On January 3, 2017, Variety reports that Woody Harrelson is the Top Choice for the role of the mentor to Solo


Martin McDonagh - McDonagh's film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2017


In a 2018 appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Harrelson revealed that he was friends with future Vice-President Mike Pence, while both attended Hanover add something


In November 2018, Harrelson attended the first game of the World Chess Championship in London, played between the Norwegian champion, Magnus Carlsen, and the American contender, Fabiano Caruana add something


Zombieland - On May 2018 Woody Harrelson confirmed "Zombieland 2" will probably happen